How safe is your neighborhood? Does your municipality have ordinances to regulate sexually oriented businesses? How many convenience stores in your neighborhood sell pornography? How many x-rated DVDs are in the video store down the street? How about your local library – your child’s school library — do they have filters on their computers?
In a letter addressed to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler and each FCC Commissioner, the American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide pro-decency organization, joined the Parents Television Council and 26 other organizations and individuals concerned about the media’s impact on children urging the Commission “to take immediate steps to evaluate whether the existing age-based television content ratings system is serving the needs of parents and families.”
The National Center on Sexual Exploitation is holding a Symposium at the US Capitol on July 14th from 1:30 to 3:30 in the US Capitol Visitor Center SVC 209-08. The main goal of the “Pornography: A Public Health Crisis” symposium is to educate elected officials, the media and the public on the connections between all forms of exploitation.
As listed in today’s news release, McCaffery faces several accusations against him — accusations that the average Pennsylvanians would be investigated for, if they were leveled at them. But Seamus McCaffery simply walks away. As a pro-decency group, our major concern is whether the emails described in last week’s news release are illegal obscenity. It is against federal law to email obscene material!
Yesterday PA Supreme Court Judge Seamus McCaffery sent his resignation letter to Governor Corbett without mentioning the email scandal involving more than 234 pornographic photos and videos, but instead said he was retiring “in light of my immediate intention to embark on other professional endeavors and paths.” The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide pro-decency group, is still asking Attorney General Kathleen Kane to investigate whether the sexually explicit emails sent by McCaffery and the others involved were illegal obscenity.
Today the American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide pro-decency organization, contacted the PA Attorney General’s office asking for the expansion of the investigation into the email porn scandal. Our question: Is this material illegal obscenity? The AFA of PA is calling for a full investigation into whether the material being circulated among these government officials is illegal obscenity and thus a federal crime.
An ongoing battle is being waged in the city of McKeesport in Allegheny County. Their city council was caught without the proper ordinances to fully regulate sexually oriented businesses. A recently purchased store front is poised to reopen as the Saints and Sinners Gentlemen’s Club. The planned Valentine’s Day opening did not happen, but they continue to work on renovations, as resistance against the business continues to grow.
I attended a meeting in our nation’s capitol last week and during that meeting the trailer, as well as a 30 minute segment, of a documentary were shown. It dealt with the negative impact of pornography — specifically addressing the porn problem within the church. Porn addiction, in general, is a subject that is largely being ignored, but most definitely it is being ignored within the church. How can a pastor or other church leader address a sin in which they are involved? They can’t and won’t. Thus the problem is growing within the church and many are left with a feeling of hopelessness. This documentary, The Heart of the Matter, provides insight into the porn problem within the church, the impact on individuals and marriages and the church as a whole. It also provides hope.
There will be confirmation hearing held this afternoon for President Obama’s FCC nominee Michael O’Rielly. He must be asked at least one simple question: “Will he do his job and enforce the federal decency law?”
The President has nominated Michael O’Rielly to be a Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), however Mr. O’Rielly has yet to address a very important question. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA) has signed onto a letter to the chairman and members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation asking that they ask specific questions of Mr. O’Rielly during today’s confirmation hearing.