A day of rejoicing for America’s pornographers!

A sad day for America’s families…

A sad day for the American system of law and justice…

A day of rejoicing for America’s pornographers!

In what can only be described as utter disdain for decency, morality, the American family, and the American system of law and justice, 65 U.S. senators yesterday voted to confirm President Obama’s nomination of David Ogden to the position of Deputy Attorney General.

Earlier this month we alerted you to Ogden’s sinister background as an attorney who defended adult and child pornographers.

Again, here are a few of the bragging points on Ogden’s resume, any one of which should have disqualified him for the position of Deputy Attorney General:

  • Submitted a Supreme Court brief arguing that a man had been improperly convicted under the federal child pornography statue because the man’s videotapes – “Little Girl Bottoms” and “Little Blondes” – which the Third Circuit Court of Appeals already had deemed “clearly designed to pander to pedophiles,” weren’t really pornography.
  • Fought to remove porn filters from the Internet in public libraries.
  • Argued that the law requiring producers of sexually explicit material to keep records about the identity and ages of their performers was unconstitutional. (A law again upheld by the 6th Circuit Court of appeals just two weeks ago.)
  • Co-authored a brief arguing that parental notification was an unconstitutional burden on 14-year old adolescent girls seeking an abortion.
  • Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, argued that women who have had abortions suffer no detrimental consequences and instead feel “relief and happiness” after aborting their children.
  • Proud list of former clients includes the ACLU, Playboy, Penthouse and Adam & Eve.

Yet David Ogden, the man behind this resume, now is second-in-command at the U.S. Justice Department – responsible for prosecuting those who violate federal laws, including those laws designed to protect America’s families from obscene pornography. It defies common sense to trust him to do that, knowing that he has built his career on defending those who violate those laws.

Our thanks to the many of you who took advantage of our Action Alert system to plead with Ohio’s two senators to vote against Ogden’s confirmation.

Unfortunately, our pleas fell on deaf ears!  Both Senator Sherrod Brown and Senator George Voinovich voted to confirm David Ogden.

As we said at the beginning of this message,  this can only be interpreted as disdain for the family, for decency, for morality,for justice, and for their constituents!

Brown, Voinovich and their 63 colleagues who voted to confirm the nomination of David Ogden have chosen their friends, and America’s families are not among them. America’s pornographers are. XBiz, a leading newswire for the adult entertainment industry called Ogden a “strong pick.” Noted porn attorney Colin Hardacre of Los Angeles called the nomination “a good sign for the adult industry.”

A sad day for America’s families, the U.S. Constitution, and the American system of law and justice.

Illinois Sheriff sues Craigslist over sex ads.

Similar to the ads in Cincinnati’s CityBeat

A Cook County (Chicago) Illinois Sheriff hopes to have found a way to take Craigslist out of the business of promoting prostitution.

Craigslist is the popular Web site where Internet users can sell or purchase practically anything – including illegal sexual services.

The “Erotic Services” section of Craigslist is devoted almost entirely to thinly veiled (if veiled at all!) ads for sexual services.

Law enforcement officials in numerous localities have used Craigslist ads to run stings on prostitutes.

But complaints and law suits against Craigslist and similar online services have been largely unsuccessful because federal law offers broad immunity to service providers for content posted by users, as long as they respond to specific complaints.

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart calls Craigslist “the largest source of prostitution in America.”

“They’ve actually catered their site so it facilitates (prostitution), where you can actually and more specifically and quickly get what you want,” he explained at a news conference.

Dart maintains that Craigslist’s Erotic Services section meets the definitaion of a “public nuisance.” Rather than go after Craigslist for aiding and abetting prostitution as others have in the past, he’s asking the court to close down the Erotic Services section on the public nuisance grounds.

Meanwhile in Cincinnati, Ohio…

In the spring of 2008, CCV and 38 other church and civic organizations and individuals asked the management of local tabloid CityBeat to stop running similar ads in both their print and online editions.

CityBeat’s editor and co-publisher John Fox responded by saying, “Someone needs to stand up for local people who engage in these types of businesses. They need to have outlets for promoting their admittedly alternative goods and services, and CityBeat is proud to be one of those outlets.”

Fox maintains that CityBeat doesn’t knowingly accept ads for illegal services.  You decide. Here’s a few of the blatant ads from CityBeat’s online Adult Services section. (We have, of course, omiited the graphic, pornographic images that often accompany such ads in CityBeat’s online classifieds.
Gorgeous Friendly & Experienced, 5’7 without heels 150 tall, voluptuous, talented Safe, sane, & no drama. Prompt and professional. Avalible at your convenience.
120forhh
160foronehour
240fortwohours

Live out you wildest fantasies with a girl that has all the charm and sweetness of that cute little babysitter or the girl next door. Come over an relax with me and have an experience that you will want to come back for again and again.

I offer the awesome fun-loving, non-rushed session with no hidden fee at all. You’ll love my soft touches and the gentle curves of my body. not to mention my yummy booty. You will get my full attention. I have a nice cozy place just 5 minutes from downtown for your discretion.
1/2 hr – 150
1 hr – 200

Hot and sexy blonde wants to give you the most unforgettable and erotic rubdown ever. Convenient location with nice incall setting. I will pamper you like you deserve.
$150/hr.

Hi Guys!! I will be in town on saturday at 11am. I am a young, sweet and sexy latina. I have a bubble latin booty to die for…
I am very clean and well groomed therefore I like the same in return.  4″11, 36b-24-32, hazel eyes. A total knockout!
Serious inquiries and gentlemen only.
Must leave number to book appointment! See u soon Papi.
Incall $200hr f/s $150hh f/s
2hrs $350

TAKE ACTION:  If you notice CityBeat’s print edition in a restaurant, convenient store or other establishment that you patronize, please bring the Adult Classified section in the back of the tabloid to the attention of that facility’s management. Advise them that CityBeat’s online edition contains hundreds of such ads, many with pornographic images.

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