This Just In: “Pornography is the exploitation of humans for the sake of sexual gratification. Its abhorrent and corrosive to any society.”
Agreed. In a free society, I understand people should have a lot of liberty (not unlimited) to do what they want with their bodies. However, communities should also have the right to regulate public behavior. Back when I was young, the nation believed in community standards. The left believes virtually everything needs regulated, even light bulbs, but porn? Have at it...in public...in front of children.
What one does in private is one thing. What one does in public is something completely different, and the standards of public behavior should (must) be higher in a normal, civil society. An adult male who would view porn in front of children is one sick, selfish puppy who deserves public scorn if not jail.
Would be even better if the screen automatically displayed a picture of Jesus watching you when a porn site was accessed.
“An adult male who would view porn in front of children is one sick, selfish puppy who deserves public scorn if not jail.”
Totally nailed it. People, both men and women, watch or look at porn. That is their choice - it is their soul. But do that stuff at home!
Wonder what the library’s position would be on a pair of library users having actual sex there? Is it OK if it is in the stacks, or in front of the door?
There is too much sexualization being thrown at kids already. Just look at almost any magazine ad, heck, you are of an age to remember the Sears catalogue when it tried to go trendy with the underwear and nightwear. Kids don’t need more graphic stuff.
We taught our kids and grandkids “company manners,” “public manners,” and “private manners.” Everything now seems to be designed to teach no manners.
Kids have the right to be kids. In any healthy society, the welfare of a child trumps the rights of an adult.
You make a good point. I would further build on that by pointing out the pure silliness of allowing porn in public. Forgive if I am wrong, and forgive me for being crass, but isn’t the point of watching pornography to get in the mood for masturbation? I am sure that masturbation in public is illegal since lewd acts are considered illegal in most places. Would they ask the person watching porn to leave if that person was pleasuring himself while doing so?
Pornography is for one purpose only, as you said: selfish gratification. Saying porn in public is fine is basically like saying public masturbating is fine, too.
But I can’t say I blame them. Nothing gets me hot and bothered like a building full of dusty books. /s