Lawmakers Urge Justice Department to Start Enforcing Porn Laws by T. Perkins

Lawmakers Urge Justice Department to Start Enforcing Porn Laws by T. Perkins

This guy’s name – Perkins – is familiar. I think I’ve disagreed with some of his material in years past, but I can’t recall off hand exactly what. As far as this editorial goes, from what I’ve skimmed over, I don’t object to any of it.

(Link): Lawmakers Urge Justice Department to Start Enforcing Porn Laws

Excerpts:

If you’re indifferent about the crisis of pornography, The New York Times can change that—almost instantly. The paper jolted an entire nation into caring last year with its jarring exposé, (Link):  “What Teenagers Are Learning From Online Porn” (warning: extremely graphic).

What kids think is normal will shock and sober you. Because these aren’t Playboy magazines stashed under a teenage boy’s bed.

These are raw, violent, and nauseating videos that they don’t have to sneak into a store for.

Every time they hold a cellphone or log onto a laptop, the door is open to a life-changing experience that could kill the relationships in their lives forever.

Girls talk about learning how to “perform” from what they see online, using the scenes like a study guide.

The boys’ stories are even more disturbing.

They talk about aggressively hurting, choking, and punishing women as if it’s routine. “Women in porn like it,” one said. So, they assume all women do.

They don’t realize that these are actors who are being exploited for an industry that’s tied to the dark world of sex trafficking, domestic violence, child abuse, and abortion.

They don’t realize that this is a sinister trade that’s teaching men to dehumanize women, leading spouses to stray from marriages, and killing love and intimacy the world over.

…For eight years, conservatives such as Banks watched the Obama administration look the other way on pornography cases.

In 2010, the Justice Department quietly closed the doors on the Obscenity Prosecution Task Force, which was prosecuting hard-core offenders.

It’s time, Banks insisted, to bring the issue back and make it a priority.

Together with Reps. Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo.; Mark Meadows, R-N.C.; and Brian Babin, R-Texas, Banks is asking Attorney General William Barr to start cracking down on a cancer that’s destroying our country from the inside out.

Luckily, the president’s team wouldn’t have to start from scratch. As Banks pointed out, there are already laws on the books to outlaw the worst kinds of material.

The problem is, no one’s enforcing them. And at a time when the states are lining up to declare pornography a public health hazard, it only makes sense for the administration to do the same.


Related:

(Link): Porn is Causing Shocking Trend of Children Sexually Assaulting Other Kids, Medical Experts Warn

(Link): Anti-Porn Activist: ‘Ethically Sourced’ Porn ‘Sounds Like an Oxymoron’


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