We’re All Adults Here
When Marge Simpson was on the cover of Playboy Magazine, it naturally sent fundies into a snit. I blogged about it for two reasons:
1. To tell you that I am a martyr for my secular cause. I subscribe to American Family Association “action alerts”. Every day, I see the Evangelical outrage of the day. Obama’s birth certificate, health care, Richard Dawkins opening his mouth – no matter the event, if Christians don’t like it, they think it should be banned.
2. To make fun of this peculiar little habit of theirs. It seems that merely reading the word “pornography” is too much for the tender sensibilities of the AFA subscribers. To protect their virgin eyes, the AFA removes the letter “o” leaving readers to struggle to figure out what “p*rn*graphy” could possibly mean.
I forgot about this until today when I came home to see this in my inbox:
No enforcement regulation means amount of adult material will explode.
May 6, 2010
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, ICANN, (the governing board that controls the Internet) is ONCE AGAIN considering establishing an .xxx domain for p*rnography. This matter has been considered twice before but stopped because of overwhelming opposition in this country and abroad. Such a domain will increase the amount of p*rn on the internet and make it more available to adults and children.
ICANN would ask the p*rnographers to voluntarily move to the new .xxxdomain which would contain nothing but p*rnography. There would be NO LAW TO FORCE THEM to the new domain.
Our friends at PornHarms.com has listed reasons opposing this domain. See them here. One thing is explicitly clear. Creating the .xxx domain will not, in any way, shape or form, clean up the .com domain. It will simply create a new, no-holds barred porn playground.
ICANN is considering options regarding the approval for a .xxx domain. You can see them here.
AFA supports option 3 and encourages you to email ICANN and ask them to adopt option 3, which will effectively reject the .xxx domain.
Please send an email to ICANN, asking them to choose option 3, and against applications for the .xxx domain. The deadline for public comments is May 10, so please take action today!
Please send an email to ICANN, asking them to choose option 3, and against applications for the .xxx domain.
It is very important that you forward this alert to your friends and family members.
Tim Wildmon, President
American Family Association
I just don’t get it. By obscuring the “o” in “porn”, are they making an implicit argument that the word “porn” is itself porn? If so, how is the idea “pornography” sanitized by the timid rendering “p*rn*graphy”? What the living fuck? What a bunch of weepy pussies.
But I digress. What really caught my attention was the header: No enforcement regulation means amount of adult material will explode. Can the amount of p*rn really explode? The internet is about 89% p*rn by volume already. Is the availability of a domain to denote sexy content really going to affect the actual amount of p*rn? As it stands, the internet is pretty much p*rn, Is It Luck, and RipFork. What’s next, Is It Luck, RipFork, and p*rn + a little more p*rn? If the AFA weren’t a bunch of wizard sleeves, they would push to ban the whole fucking internet.