writes "Republican darkhorse candidate Rick Santorum says the most dangerous thing in America is pornography:
America is suffering a pandemic of harm from pornography. A wealth of research is now available demonstrating that pornography causes profound brain changes in both children and adults, resulting in widespread negative consequences. Addiction to pornography is now common for adults and even for some children. The average age of first exposure to hard-core, Internet pornography is now 11. Pornography is toxic to marriages and relationships. It contributes to misogyny and violence against women. It is a contributing factor to prostitution and sex trafficking.
This, despite the 1968 study commissioned by President Johnson and the Meese Commission Report determining that 'exposure to pornography' has no connection whatsoever to any 'criminal or deviant sexual behaviour'. The list of supporters for this statement is almost a Who's Who of 'the usual suspects':
That coalition is composed of 120 national, state, and local groups, including Morality in Media, Family Research Council, Focus on the Family, American Family Association, Cornerstone Family Council of New Hampshire, Pennsylvania Family Institute, Concerned Women for America, The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and a host of other groups.
These groups are NeoCon and evangelical-tied and funded.
If Santorum gets his way, we'll have a full-on 'War Against Porn', where the US will be further divided into registered sex offenders and those who have yet to be convicted of 'sex offenses'."
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