Groups Support The Blocking of Porn Sites in Jordan, Call For The U.S. Department of Justice To Enforce Obscenity Laws

Jun 04, 2012, 11:04 ET from Girls Against Porn & Human Trafficking from ,The Pink Cross Foundation from

Petition Supports Jordanian Government Blocking Porn sites

LOS ANGELES, June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joining more than 32,000 Jordanian Facebook citizens, The Pink Cross Foundation, Girls Against Porn & Human Trafficking, & Cedars Cultural and Educational Foundation are urging the Jordanian government to block porn sites.

The Jordanian Ministry of Communications, Information & Technology voiced support for blocking, preventing Jordan's children from exposure to harmful obscene materials.

U.S.-based "companies" operating, despite U.S. federal obscenity laws that make pornography distribution illegal, create a majority of the world's offensive websites. Since the U.S. Department of Justice won't enforce existing federal obscenity laws, other countries are forced to devise alternatives.

"This is an alternative solution for countries to protect citizens; they are fully supported," stated Tiffany Leeper.  "The Department of Justice is failing to prosecute U.S. pornographers under federal obscenity laws, so countries face the burden of devising alternatives to prevent exposure to violent porn. The burden put on countries is embarrassing, as the Department of Justice does nothing to enforce U.S. obscenity laws when they could single-handedly decrease the plethora of Internet porn by prosecuting hard-core adult pornographers. Children are detrimentally affected by porn, and families destroyed, because the DOJ allows pornographers to thrive illegally."

"Because young people can always find ways to access pornographic sites, the regulators should intervene to block sites. Watching pornography is against our religion and values and traditions," said one Jordanian father.

"Blocking sites would help parents monitor what their children see on the Internet," he said.

Pornography leads to rape, incest, and even murder, noted by academic research at www.pornharms.com.  The public is urged to sign the petition forward to others: http://www.change.org/petitions/support-blocking-of-porn-sites-in-jordan

About Us

Girls Against Porn & Human Trafficking is an action coalition for those against pornography/trafficking. www.facebook.com/pages/Girls-Against-Porn-Human-Trafficking/231445173532851, Twitter: twitter.com/#!/gapgal1.

The Pink Cross Foundation is a faith-based, public charity dedicated to reaching adult industry workers offering emotional, financial and transitional support. They also offer resources to those struggling with pornography. www.thepinkcross.org and www.expornslaves.com.

Contact: Lesley Bateman, 813-849-0076, media@girlsagainstporn.com

SOURCE Girls Against Porn & Human Trafficking; The Pink Cross Foundation; Cedars Cultural and Educational Foundation



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