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.
Remember the end of April is the deadline for you to leave comments on the proposed changes to the FCC rules on broadcast television and radio obscenity. They propose to allow expletives and “brief non-sexual displays of nudity” during family hour — 6:00 p.m. till 10:00 p.m. The FCC wants to focus on penalizing only “egregious” cases not what they consider “minor” transgressions.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) wants your input on how it should handle expletives and “brief non-sexual displays of nudity”. Remember the FCC only has say over the content of broadcast TV and radio stations. Currently FCC rules state it is a violation to air obscene programming “at any time” and to air indecent programming or profane language “during certain hours.” They claim to have recently cleared 70 percent of its backlog of complaints — translation they dismissed the concerns of about a million Americans without investigating the complaint!
Those pushing for the legalization of abortion said it would create a world where all children would be wanted and loved. Child abuse would disappear and ‘we’d all live happily ever after.’ The exact opposite has happened. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide child advocacy group, has responded to the passage of the Protect Our Kids Act, H.R. 6655, last month.
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Last year in Pennsylvania there were 3400 substantiated cases of child abuse, more than half of those were child sexual abuse. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania, (AFA of PA) a pro-decency group which educates on the dangers of pornography, has contacted Attorney General Linda Kelly asking her to make the connection between pornography consumption and child sexual abuse.
The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a broadcast decency advocate, is mostly pleased by the United States Supreme Court decision in the Federal Communications Commission v. Fox case handed down today upholding the federal broadcast decency law (18 USC 1464) including the “fleeting expletives” rule. As television programming aired over the people’s airwaves continues its assault on our senses the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) must do its part in enforcing the law.