For three decades American Family Association (“AFA”) has been in the forefront of the battle against pornography.
Critical to AFA’s efforts has always been to demand that the U.S. Department of Justice enforce federal laws against illegal adult pornography or “obscenity” as it is called. The U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed that the First Amendment does NOT protect obscene material and federal laws prohibit distribution of obscene adult pornography on the Internet, on cable/satellite TV (including pay-per-view) and thus on hotel/motel television, through the mail, and in retail outlets.
Yet, there have been NO federal indictments for obscenity in two years by the U.S. Department of Justice. Now we have learned from a friend inside the Department of Justice that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has quietly shut down the Obscenity Prosecution Task Force. WE NEED TO ACT NOW. Pornography is causing widespread devastation in America, ruining marriages, causing addictions to children and adults, causing violence against women, and leading to prostitution and sex trafficking.
A letter from U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and U.S. Representatives Mike McIntyre (D-NC) and Randy Forbes (R-VA) addressed to Attorney General Eric Holder requests that he begin vigorously prosecuting major producers and distributors of illegal adult pornography. Senator Hatch and Representatives McIntyre and Forbes are circulating these letters now to all Members of Congress urging them to co-sign with them. They need your help as a voter to get your senators and house member to co-sign these letters to Attorney General Holder. View the congressional letter here.
Take Action: Contact your Senators and Congressman today. Send an email and ask your members of congress to sign the letter to Attorney General Eric Holder today!