Americans are becoming desensitized to pornography. We live in a society that, by and large, has learned to ignore the Playboy magazine on the racks in the local convenience store, the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition at the local Walmart, the pornographic books at the local bookstores, the strip club along the road your child’s school bus travels every day, etc., etc. As we have become desensitized, it has emboldened those wanting to further sexualize our communities/nation and we can see the results through increased reports of rape, sexual assault and human trafficking. It is time for Christians to take action!
Yesterday a Hazleton man turned himself into the police after allegedly filming women and children in the women’s restroom at his place of employment. This situation raises several issues including the danger of adding “gender identity or expression” to Pennsylvania’s anti-discrimination law — the Human Relations Act. For years the American Family Association (AFA of PA), a statewide pro-decency organization, has condemned the addition of such language.
The sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey opens this weekend. Fifty Shades Darker continues the theme of normalizing sexual exploitation of women. How many cases of sexual abuse will occur over this weekend alone due to someone watching this movie? Americans need to wake up to Hollywood’s efforts to continue desensitizing the culture to sexual exploitation. Where are the feminists who marched on Washington on January 21st?
The Allegheny County Health Department (an unelected body) is poised to mandate all 11 and 12 year olds must have the HPV vaccination in order to enter school! So . . . the “health” department is poised to require pre-teen students to get a vaccination to prevent a sexually transmitted disease. Given that the HPV (Humanpillomavirus) is sexually transmitted and not contagious in a school setting, this mandate is totally unnecessary for the health of school children.
There is currently a petition drive to force a referendum question on the Allegheny County ballot in November. The referendum, if passed, would require the posting of the National Motto in the Gold Room of the Allegheny County Courthouse. They must obtain 20,000 signatures by August 5 in order for the question to be placed on the November 8th ballot. Can you help gather signatures?
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.