"But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea."-Matthew 18:6
One day, a young teenager wanted to just help around the house by cleaning a storage room of his family's home. While he was cleaning, he saw a plastic bag with several magazines. With curiosity, he opened the bag and found 2 different magazines with "shocking" covers-naked women! He then look around to see if anyone was around and decided to sneak it up to his bedroom. Later that night, he waited for everybody in the house to fall sleep. When the "close was clear", he took out a flashlight under his bed and look at those "pornographic" magazines to get a better view page by page. This became one night, then the second, then the third, etc... This man still has images of these pages when "something" triggers his mind to reflect on them, which he cannot "delete" them still!
"But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea."-Matthew 18
Above is a story that many men can relate as they've been "victims" or "trapped" of pornography, which has plagued globally. What can they do? I decided to write on this after watching a special show on "Oprah" that featured famous gospel singer Kirk Franklin. Did you know..
"But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart."-Matthew 5
Related Sites: Porn Epidemic from Oprah "Kirk says he's been addicted to pornography since he was 8 years old. "Growing up, everybody's got a friend that's got that big brother that has the stash [of pornographic magazines or videotapes] under the bed," he says. "From my first look, I was hooked." Kirk Franklin Reveals All on Oprah , from CBN Nov 30th of 2005
He admitted-humbly of his porn addiction, which I personally have a higher respect for him now because not many folks (espeically Christians in a high position in society) would do this in "national" television. I decided to share this story above because this was something that happened to someone I know personally. I too have had similar stories (e.g. computer chat online), which I want to encourage folks suffering this addiction that they can be helped! I found my help through finding a personal relationship with my Savior-Jesus Christ!
"8We should not commit sexual immorality, ....12So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don't fall! 13No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it..."-1 Corinthians 10
As a on-going growing Christian, I've
(Sal) learned to fight this temptation through fasting (personal prayer). I would love to share more on this with you personally, so feel free to contact me! I would fast once a week during my junior year in college to help me to fight all types of temptations/sinful desires) I was struggling hard with in my early walk with God. I still fast once awhile still (Dec 1st of 2005), depending on what trials/circumstances I face in my daily walk. However, I can honestly say I'm able to deal with sexual temptation a lot easier now than before, which wil be an on-going battle. It gets easier though as one keeps their focus/walk with God through prayer and daily devotions reading the Bible!
I recently (Fall or 07') chatted with a woman online that tried to lure me to one of those "web cam" shows where they pose naked. I asked her if they get paid for every person that goes on her site. She kind of "beat on the bush" and confessed that she needed the money for college. I kept telling her that there are other options. I then share with her my story...
During my freshmen year at college, I was kind of in a desperate situation to make quick money. I saw an add to pose nude for an art class, where I would stand/sit/whatever position in front of some students as they draw. They paid good money, which I was very close to doing. Then one weekend, I went to go downhill skiing at a local ski resort with some other college students (paid for free). I then got into an accident (see full-story) , which I had to be in crutches for almost 4 weeks. I thought this was a sign from God that I shouldn't pursue this desire to pose nude for money. It was a life lesson to not doing something in desperation or you might suffer the consequences later on.
One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of the palace. From the roof he saw a woman bathing. The woman was very beautiful, 3 and David sent someone to find out about her. The man said, "Isn't this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam and the wife of Uriah the Hittite?" 4 Then David sent messengers to get her. She came to him, and he slept with her. (She had purified herself from her uncleanness.) Then  she went back home. 5 The woman conceived and sent word to David, saying, "I am pregnant." -2 Sammuel 11
Like the story above, pornography is the "oogling" or "eyeing" of another woman (maybe married, which will be considered adultery) with lust!
This is a huge struggle for men, whether they are Christian or non-christian.
Computer technology would seem to afford on-line users anonymity. Just you and the glowing flat screen in the privacy of your home or office.
But as a recent arrest in Morris illustrates, Internet users leave a trail of cyber bread crumbs, and law enforcement officials, Internet providers and watchdog organizations follow that trail relentlessly when they suspect it will lead to crimes involving minor children.
The Morris Police Department on May 13 arrested a 22-year-old Morris man for allegedly downloading hundreds of images, movies and videos depicting children involved in sexual activities.
Christopher Nicholas Ervin faces seven felony counts of possessing pornographic work involving a minor.
Ervin was released after his initial court appearance and is schedule for an Aug. 11 court appearance in Stevens County District Court.
Preliminary forensic searches by Morris Police Sgt. Ross Tiegs revealed 429 individual image files on computers and computer storage devices seized during the search of Ervin�s residence. The majority of the files contain images of pubescent and pre-pubescent males with genitals exposed or engaged in sex acts.
Tiegs� work also uncovered discs containing movies and video clips of children engaged in sexual activity.
Tracking Internet child porn and those trafficking in it can be a laborious process.
Morris law enforcement learned of Ervin�s alleged activity in late January, but waited to make an arrest on May 13.
Ervin�s next court date was set three months away because of the time needed for forensic investigators to work on the Ervin case plus dozens of others, Tiegs said.
That burgeoning workload isn�t solely the result of more people becoming involved in Internet crime, said Staca Urie, a supervisor with the Exploited Child Unit of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
The center was founded in 1998 by Congressional mandate. Soon after came the creation of the Cybertipline, through which potentially exploitive activity can be reported 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
Then, a federal law was passed requiring Internet Providers, called IP�s, to track and report any content they discovered that might be considered child pornography, Urie said.
In 2004, the 169 IP�s registered to monitor activities made more than 78,000 reports of potential child porn activity to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Urie said.
�Reporting has dramatically increased since the mandate,� she said.
�We rely heavily on them,� Morris Chief of Police Jim Beauregard said of the IP�s and watchdog groups. �We�re working more cooperatively to put cases together. It�s not that there are more (possible cases) out there, but we�re working more closely with other agencies at bringing these kinds of things out. Before, we just didn�t have the resources.�
How does it work?
IP�s monitor their users and raise the first red flag, Urie said.
In Ervin�s case, Yahoo! Inc. discovered activity and made its report to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
The national center then reported the activity to the Minnesota Internet Crimes Against Children task force, which is part of the St. Paul Police Department.
The MICAC task force was established in 1998 as part of a national program through the U.S. Department of Justice�s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
The task forces do analytical research on the potentially criminal material, work to track down the IP address and contact local law enforcement. The task force also engages in training for law enforcement agencies, like Morris, which do not have the manpower to staff full-time computer and technology crime units.
There are 43 task forces working nationwide in 38 states, and Minnesota�s is among the best, Urie said.
�All the task forces do a good job getting back to us (about prosecutions), but it doesn�t happen all the time,� Urie said. �In Minnesota, you�ve got an amazing task force. They�ve got a 100 percent response rate.�
Once the state task force has done its work and the alleged culprit or culprits tracked, the reports are filtered down to the local level.
Agencies work together
Tiegs is the Morris Police Department�s resident authority on Internet crime activity, having attended several training programs and keeping abreast of cyber crime techniques.
Even with that exposure, Tiegs said, �I�m amazed by the number of people out there in this stuff, and it�s expanding because of the anonymity.�
At one training session, the instructor tapped into an Internet site known for lurid activity, Tiegs said.
�Within 15 seconds, she had guys on with their video cameras, sitting naked and saying stuff like, �Talk dirty to me,� � Tiegs said. �It�s amazing how quickly people can get hooked into these sites. It�s not all juvenile, but if you know what you�re looking for, you can find it quickly.�
Tiegs has done preliminary investigation of the material on computers and storage devices taken during Ervin�s arrest.
In addition to the vast amount of material that can be stored on a computer hard drive, DVD discs can store thousands of images. All of it must be cataloged, and then the computers are sent to state forensic computer experts who determine if there�s more material on the computers or storage devices that require investigation, Tiegs said.
Through an investigation, law enforcement and other agencies have made reports back to IP�s, which have been good about monitoring their �rooms� or �groups� for criminal activity, Tiegs said.
�With 200 million people a day going through Yahoo, you�re not going to catch everything,� Tiegs said. �But they�ve been good about relaying what they find.�
Staying on the problem
The need definitely is there.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children reported that in 2002, an estimated 45 million children had on-line access. Today, that figure is estimated at 75 million.
Tiegs also noted that, most available research suggests that at least some on-line child pornography users move beyond the photographs.
�Courts have decided that if they�re into child pornography, they�ll generally make use of other tools, too,� Tiegs said. �All of a sudden, the pictures don�t do it for them anymore and they want what they�ve been looking at. That�s why when we find something like this, we take it very seriously. The psychologists, psychiatrists and sociologists say that�s the progression.�
Vigilance is the key, Urie said, given the rapid advances in technology For that reason, the National Center for Missing and Exploiting Children has an �emerging technology team,� to stay on top of the issue.
�Any type of new technology is great for all the reasons it was created,� Urie said. �But on the flip side there are ways it can be used illegally.�
And law enforcement and watchdog organizations have to be equally alert, she said.
�We hear back from law enforcement daily about cases,� Urie said. �When what may have started as a piece of information we provided ends up leading to an arrest or conviction, that�s satisfying. But we�re all overachievers and we�d like to see the time when the reports are zero.�
"MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A former Minneapolis Park Police chief pleaded guilty Thursday to three counts of criminal sexual conduct and to possessing child pornography, according to the court documents in Hennepin County.
Police arrested Jacobs in 2010 after a teenager said Jacobs had abused him for three years at his Deephaven home. Inside Jacob’s home, investigators found nearly 40,000 images of child pornography on CDs and DVDs.
After Jacobs’ arrest, 17 men came forward and accused him of sexually abusing them between 1962 and 1980, when Jacobs was a camp counselor and cop. Those accusations, however, were too old to prosecute.
Jacobs’ guilty plea came on the day his trial regarding the Deephaven teen was set to begin.
Hennepin County Attorney, Mike Freeman, said the victim allowed him to say: “My long nightmare is over.”
Freeman said the nightmare was also over for many other young men. He told reporters there may be 20 to 30 other victims.
“There is no joy in this result,” he said. “But there is resolve. This kind of conduct is simply not acceptable.”
Joe Friedberg, Jacobs’ attorney, said Jacobs is filled with remorse.
“We believe, frankly, that we reached a resolution which is best for everybody,” he said. ...
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"A top official at the government agency charged with protecting America from incoming nuclear missiles recently had to order his employees to keep their eyes on the sky and off pornographic websites they had accessed on secure computers.
As first reported by Bloomberg News, Missile Defense Agency Executive Director John James Jr. wrote in a July 27 memo that employees and contractors had potentially put the security of the MDA network at risk by visiting unauthorized websites and watching, and sharing, sexually explicit content.
"These actions are not only unprofessional, they reflect time taken away from designated duties, are in clear violation of federal and DoD [Department of Defense] regulations, consume network resources and can compromise the security of the network though the introduction of malware or malicious code," he wrote. Those found in violation could potentially lose their security clearance, be suspended or dismissed from service at the MDA, the memo said, according to Bloomberg.
MDA spokesperson Rick Lehner told ABC News the agency-wide memo "reflects standard policy used by both government agencies and private industry" and said that of the 8,000-odd employees of the MDA, "less than a half-dozen" were involved in the alleged misconduct.
"Employees should not access inappropriate Internet sites for pornography, gambling, video games and unauthorized music and video sites, to name a few. If they do, there are consequences, including possible loss of security clearances and termination," he said.
Though pornography websites have a reputation for hosting malware that can potentially infect visitors' computers, Lehner said that at no time was the MDA network compromised.
"MDA has a highly-advanced monitoring system to detect intrusions, access to inappropriate websites, viruses and malware downloads, and it worked as designed," he said.
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"Fornication. Adultery. Pornography. Strip Clubs. Casual Sex. Prostitution. Masturbation. Only problems for unbelievers right? Wrong. Many Christians (women as well as men) are trapped in a secret prison of sexual sin."
"Caleb Holt is addicted to pornography, but he recently surrendered his life to Christ. While on the Internet, a pop-up ad tempts him to click on a porn site. He struggles with going back to his old habit. After reading that an addiction is like a parasite that destroys lives & marriages, Caleb removes his computer to avoid temptation."
*see GoodnewsEverybody.com Life-Marriage, Weddings, Covenant with God, etc... Outreach
Shocking Footage of Women Abused on the Porn Set (a California Workplace)
"Could half of Christian men have a problem with porn, as so many of the statistics say? Porn is reported to be a 12 billion dollar industry in the U.S… 50 percent of men viewed pornography within one week of attending a Promise Keepers stadium event… 54 percent of pastors said they viewed porn within the past year in a Pastors.com survey… in a 2003 Focus on the Family poll 47 percent of respondents said porn is a problem in their home.
12 billion… 50 percent… half. My eyes glaze over at numbers like this. Are we supposed to buy into the idea that half of the men in the church are porn addicts? Maybe it’s just more sensational rhetoric meant to rouse us for battle against the culture.
But In My Church?
Certainly half the men in my church couldn’t have a problem with porn. Most the men in our body of 600 are in their late 30s to early 40s, married, and the father of little ones. They have successful careers making good money and are involved in ministry. I couldn’t picture so many of these men I sit next to every Sunday leering at porn.
Wanting to prove the numbers wrong, in the spring of 2004 I approached the leadership of our church and asked if we could survey the men on the topic of pornography. Our numbers will be different; “half” can’t be true here, I thought. Of those who responded, 25 percent had looked at porn within the past 30 days, 44 percent within six months, and 61 percent within the year. The real statistic is probably higher; I heard later that a number of men didn’t fill out the survey “because they were afraid of how it would be used.”
Ted Roberts, a pastor who’s ministered to many caught in the bondage of sexual addiction recounts the following story in his book Pure Desire:
"I was speaking in the Bible Belt not too long ago. When I asked the gracious pastor what he wanted me to share about during the weekend service, he said, “just tell them about the great work God is doing at your church.”
I said, “I would love to do that, but I will end up talking about real life – about the bondage, addiction and trauma that so many people are struggling with today. And I will challenge them to open up these areas of their lives to God so He can heal them and set them free.”
The expression on his face changed a bit and he commented, “Well, I don’t think we have a lot of folks dealing with the depth of issues that you’re talking about. This isn’t just the Bible belt part of the country. We call it the buckle of the Bible Belt.”
But that pastor gave me the green light, so I didn’t pull any punches. Then, at the end of the service, I gave an altar call for people struggling with sexual issues. No one moved at first. Then the dam broke, and they lined up three to four deep at the altar…"
" TUSTIN, CALIFORNIA (ANS) -- He was swept up in the euphoric early days of the Jesus Movement in the 1970s, but some abuses in his past left him with gaping vulnerabilities -- and a rocky road to sanctification.
“I was repeatedly molested by a number of men in my neighborhood as a very young boy,” says Joe Dallas, program director of Genesis Counseling and former president of Exodus International. “That awakened a sexual precociousness a kid should not have.”
The premature awakening of these desires led to successive sexual experimentation, while stolen pornography from the local liquor store fueled his erotic fantasies.
The power of lust became a growing part of his experience as an adolescent.
By the 8th grade, Dallas was sexually active, then he became promiscuous with both sexes in high school. Extensive drug use was another accelerant on his wayward path.
But at a critical moment a high school girlfriend invited him to church -- a "little place" called Calvary Chapel, in 1971. He decided to check it out.
"You had to arrive two hours early to find a place on the floor,” Dallas recalls. “I had never seen so many on-fire Christians together under one roof.”
He was intrigued because he had never heard such a clear presentation of the gospel, a message that penetrated to the depths of his heart.
He wrestled under the conviction of the Holy Spirit for two months after his first visit to the church. Dallas describes being “hounded, dogged, aggressively pursued” by God’s Spirit.
One day he couldn’t take the pressure any longer. He went to a park across the street from his high school in Long Beach, California and began to pray:
"Lord, I do believe you are there and that you hear me. I believe you died on the cross and I’m tired of fighting. I’ll have you if you’ll take me.”
At that moment, he was born again. "It was incredible and unforgettable,” he says. “No matter what has happened since then, that will always be the reference point.” After his conversion, Dallas was baptized by Lonnie Frisbee, the charismatic hippie evangelist at the center of the Jesus Movement.
For the next few years, Dallas was on fire for Jesus. With his long hair and a car covered with Christian bumper stickers, he resembled many in the burgeoning movement. “I toted a Bible to school the size of a phone book and witnessed to anything that breathed,” he recalls. He and other friends shared the gospel with sailors and prostitutes in downtown Long Beach.
"I was very zealous and that was part of the spirit of the time,” Dallas notes. “There was a strong emphasis on evangelism and it was assumed that if you were a born again believer you would be witnessing."
In 1972 Dallas joined an outreach of Calvary Chapel in Long Beach that became known as Shekinah Fellowship, led by Brant Baker. When Dallas was ordained by the church the following year, he was just 18-years-old. As an associate pastor, his primary focus was in music ministry. He also did pastoral counseling and conducted weddings and funerals.
Dallas describes Brant Baker as “a very charismatic minister” who wanted to follow in the footsteps of Kathryn Kuhlman, the well-known faith healer and evangelist who had a weekly television program in the 1960s and 1970s called “I believe in Miracles.” More and more, Baker’s services became healing services modeled after Kuhlman’s, and he began to draw large crowds. Greg Laurie was part of the church at that time, but left shortly after Dallas’s arrival to start his own ministry in Riverside, California.
The same year Dallas was ordained, he married a committed young Christian woman after a very brief courtship. “In those days there was no dating or much courtship to be done because we thought the Lord was coming back Tuesday before lunch,” he says.
He and his wife worked alongside each other at Shekinah Fellowship, but now he sees the folly of marrying so young. “We weren’t mature enough to handle the stresses of marriage and ministry,” he says.
The church began to develop some serious internal problems, according to Dallas. “The leader was in his mid-twenties, and you had very young men and women with more responsibility and power than they were ready to handle,” he says. “There were power struggles and ego clashes,” he says sadly. “We lost some of the simplicity and integrity that we had when we began.”
Dallas and his wife left the church to find work in the secular job arena. At first, it appeared to be a good decision. But after a year away from his ministry involvement, Dallas’ mind began to drift in the wrong direction.
Succumbing to temptation
His curiosity was aroused by an adult bookstore that recently opened in the area. “Up to that point, my life was very consecrated and I wouldn’t dream of using pornography or acting out in any form of sexual sin," he says. "But I started to compromise first in my thought life."
To read the full account of Dallas' story, go to www.Godreports.com "
*see GoodnewsEverybody.com Social Issues-Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, Homosexual, Sodomy, Transexual, etc.. Outreach
"February 6 is Super Bowl Sunday, but to a few NFL players it’s also National Porn Sunday.
That might sound like a day when players who aren’t in the big game will take their mind off football by watching a lot of porn, but it’s actually an anti-pornography event taking place near Dallas, sponsored by an organization called XXX Church. Packers defensive end Ryan Pickett was scheduled to attend, but since he'll be playing in the game instead, he’s taped a video message to be played there.
"I would love to have been with you guys today. But fortunately, I’m a little busy,” Pickett says in the video, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Former NFL quarterback Josh McCown also appears in the video, saying he stopped watching pornography because it was "taking me someplace I didn’t want to go." And Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck is a supporter of XXX Church as well.
Antonio Cromartie would probably reply that Hasselbeck doesn’t know what XXX stands for...
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Packers’ Pickett and Seahawks’ Hasselbeck are anti-porn crusaders, January 30, 2011 NFL imagecpr.com "This probably isn’t in your Outlook calendar, but Super Bowl Sunday is National Porn Sunday. No really, it is.
Actually, it’s all about current and former NFL players joining forces with more than 350 churches worldwide to deliver an anti-porn message.
Quarterbacks Matt Hasselbeck of the Seattle Seahawks and Jon Kitna of the Dallas Cowboys are participating, as well as former NFL players Eric Boles (N.Y Jets, 1992), Josh McCown (Carolina Panthers, 2009) and Miles McPherson, who played for the San Diego Chargers from 1982-1985.
One anti-porn NFL player who is going to be a little tied up on National Porn Sunday is Green Bay Packers defensive end Ryan Pickett. He’ll be playing in the Super Bowl against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Pickett and his wife, Jennifer, are on the board of directors of xxxchurch.com. It helps people of all ages who are “being assaulted by pornography.”
"I would love to have been with you guys today. But fortunately, I’m a little busy,” Pickett tells viewers in a video with his wife. “Go Packers,” he said. “We just hope the day is a blessing to you as much as the ministry has been a blessing to us.”
"You go to MSN or CNN or MSNBC and see this and it leads to a link to this,” said Kitna in a National Porn Sunday video on Facebook. “And pretty soon, I’m into this world that I really didn’t know existed.”
"If you’re a man that’s struggling and it’s in secret, let me tell you this is the one thing that’s holding you back and doing what God wants you to do,” said xxxchurch.com founder Craig Gross in the video. “It’s time that you step up as a man and say, ‘I’m going to deal with this. I’m going to get some help.’"
According to Family Safe Media, there are 4.2 million pornographic websites and nearly 43 percent of Internet users view porn. About 40 million U.S. adults regularly visit pornographic websites and 72 percent of porn site visitors are male. Twenty percent of men actually admit to accessing pornography while at work.
"Sex is an awesome thing that God designed,” said Hasslebeck in the National Porn Sunday video. “But here’s how he designed it."
By the way, Hasslebeck, who is the brother-in-law of The View’s conservative co-host Elizabeth Hasslebeck, has been struck by lightning a few times and suffered only minor injuries.
That must be a sign." Seahawks' Hasselbeck joins forces with national anti-porn movement
Published on February 3, 2011 by Seahawk Fanatic "One of Seattle’s biggest sports stars has joined an effort to prevent pornography from taking over the lives of Americans.
On Super Bowl Sunday, Matt Hasselbeck, Seahawks quarterback, will take part in what is dubbed, “National Porn Sunday" by the founder of XXXChurch, Craig Gross.
Gross calls XXXChuch a Christian organization that helps Americans cope with and overcome addictions to pornography.
"National Porn Sunday” is an opportunity, says Gross, for churches around the country to talk about the damage pornography can cause to an individual and relationships.
Hasselbeck was recruited to join the campaign, and will appear in a promotional video on Sunday that will play for over 300 participating churches.
Hasselbeck told CNN he signed up for the church’s online tracking and email alert system, which notifies both his wife and a Seahawks teammate if he visits a website that is questionable.
XXXChurch and Gross also recruited adult film star Ron Jeremy to join the campaign."
Message by Todd Friel. No more strategies. No more band-aids. This CD contains the information you need to NEVER fall into the temptation of pornography again.
*referred by a brother in the Lord/friend (Chris G. on Sunday, January 17t of 10')
Hookers For Jesus, Annie Lobert on TBN
"Annie Lobert, founder and creator of Hookers4Jesus in Las Vegas was a former prostitute/escort for over 11 years. After a series of life changing events, she reached out for Jesus in her desperation and fear of dying. Listen to the amazing story of transformation and how she is inspired now to reach out to the very women she used to work with"
-Amy's Story "I grew up in a troubled household. I had five stepfathers. I was very confused about appropriate boundaries because of the sexual abuse from one of those stepfathers. I was only four years old. The abuse lasted on and off for three years. There is a history of alcoholism in my family including myself. Unwilling and unprepared to accept many responsibilities in my home including childcare, I rebelled....
Ex porn star Shelley Lubben Testimony on 700 Club
"Shelley Lubben, a former porn actress, shares the truth about porn on the 700 Club in 2006. To hear more shocking stories of ex porn stars visit her web site at www.shelleylubben.com"
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"Indonesia watched its new anti-pornography law leap into action last weekend, as police raided a Jakarta nightclub and arrested three employees. The officers, according to the Kompas daily, detained three erotic dancers in the raid — the first arrests based on the controversial law since it passed last week by an overwhelming majority in Parliament. The women now face up to 10 years in prison.
It's a moment that has been many years in the making. The far-reaching anti-pornography bill, according to the Islamic parties that drafted it, is an attempt to define and regulate pornography in order to protect women and children who, they say, are vulnerable an increasing immorality creeping into Indonesia. The bills' critics, however, primarily ethnic and religious minorities, claim its provisions are a first step towards imposing Sharia law. Widespread protests to a previous, more severe version of the law in 2006 forced legislators to amend it, but efforts to shelve it altogether were defeated on Oct. 30.
While the bill has been watered down from its original pitch to exclude tourists and terms like "porno-action" in deference to minorities who feared their traditions could face persecution under the vague category, the final version retained a broad definition of pornography that many fear could be abused by law enforcers and radical organizations. "The law is wide open to interpretation and could even apply to voice, sound, poetry, works of art or literature," says Kadek Krishna Adidharma, one of many Balinese who see the law as an attempt by the Indonesian Muslim majority to impose their will on the rest of the country. "Anything that supposedly raises the libido could be prosecutable."
The law, first drafted in 1999 but resurrected this year by the nation's Islamic political parties as the country nears 2009 elections, has a long list of possible offenses. Anyone "displaying nudity" could be fined up to $500,000 and jailed for up to 10 years. Public performances that could "incite sexual desire" have been banned, and "civil society" groups will be allowed to help enforce the legislation. "The timing is very political," says Kadek. "The [supporting] parties want to use it to take the moral high ground as they enter the campaign season."
Parliamentarians who voted in favor of the bill deny this. "We are only giving voice to our constituents who are concerned with what they see on television and a sense of moral degradation," explains Zulkiflimansyah from the Muslim-oriented Prosperous Justice Party. Still other supporters say the law chiefly aims to regulate the distribution of adult materials, which circulate freely across the country in both big cities and small villages.
While it is true that loose regulation has made pornographic magazines and pirated DVDs easily available to minors in Indonesia, advocates for the rights of religious and ethnic minorities say the problem will not be righted by the new legislation. They point to existing provisions in the criminal law as sufficient to deal with the problem, and complain that the new law poses a threat to non-Muslim Indonesians. "The law imposes the will of the majority that embrace Islam, is a form of religious discrimination and against the spirit of tolerance taught by the country's founders," says Theophilus Bela, chairman of the Christian Communication Forum. "It is an effort to divide the country."
Four provinces with sizeable non-Muslim populations — Bali, Yogyakarta, Papua and North Sulawesi — have already rejected the law and said it will not be enforced in their regions. It remains to be seen how and if that will be tolerated by Jakarta. Major protests are planned for this month in Bali, where the governor has been a vocal opponent of the law and pledged that it will not be implemented. Many Balinese are now calling for greater autonomy and say dire consequences lie ahead if their demands are not met. "There is even a possibility that Bali will ask to separate from Indonesia," says Rudolf Dethu, a Balinese who has helped organize protests against the law. "It's that serious."
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"TEHRAN, IRAN (ANS) -- Authorities say Iranian internet users chalked up more visits to pornographic sites than people from any other country on Ashura Day, a Shiite day of mourning.
Mohabat News, the Iranian Christian News Agency, citing a Radio Zamaneh report from the Fars news agency, reports that Ebrahim Bayani, a senior official of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, told a meeting of IRGC commanders and administrators that the Revolutionary Guards Cyber Army has established that among internet users from 182 countries, Iranians made the highest number of visits to "immoral sites" on Ashura Day.
Bayani added that these "alarming statistics" and the use of satellites mean "we cannot expect the youth of the country to have any motivation to fast or go to mosque."
According to Wikipedia, The Day of Ashura is on the 10th day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar and marks the climax of the Remembrance of Muharram.
Wikipedia says it is commemorated by Shia Muslims as a day of mourning for the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad at the Battle of Karbala on 10 Muharram in the year 61 AH (October 2, 680 CE).
According to Sunni Muslim tradition, Muhammad fasted on this day and asked other people to fast. Sunni Muslims also remember the day claiming that Moses fasted on that day to express gratitude to God for liberating the Israelites from Egypt.
Wikipedia states that in some Shia regions of Muslim countries such as Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Lebanon, and Bahrain, the Commemoration of Husayn ibn Ali has become a national holiday and most ethnic and religious communities participate in it. Even in predominantly Hindu country like India, Ashura (often called Moharram) is a public holiday.
Mohabat News says Iranian internet users are heavily restricted in their web access, barred from visiting several news sites and sites that the government deems "immoral."
However, Iranian web users can overcome state restrictions with special software designed to break through filters, the news agency said.
Mohabat News explained that Iranian Prosecutor Ghilamhossein Mohseni Ejei heads a committee that decides which websites should be blocked by the Islamic Republic government.
The committee is comprised of representatives from the ministries of education, communications, intelligence, technology and culture, as well as representatives from national broadcasting and security forces.
Bayani argued that "the enemies" use cultural means and "corrupt internet sites and satellite channels to separate the people from religion and deplete the regime from within."
He added that "strikes against religious values such as hijab [the Islamic dress code] modesty, philanthropy and hard work, as well as the promotion of loose behavior are among the aims of our enemies' satellite programming.""
"(CNN) -- A gay porn actor is suspected in the killing of his acquaintance, videotaping and posting online the man's dismemberment and mailing the severed limbs to different locations in Ottawa, including to a political party's headquarters, according to a source with direct knowledge of the investigation.
Authorities are searching for Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29, who they say is allegedly responsible for a human torso discovered in Montreal, thought to be linked to a human hand and foot that were separately mailed from Montreal to Ottawa.
Magnotta, also known as Eric Clinton Newman, is a Montreal resident who allegedly knew the victim, identified only as a white male, Montreal police spokesman Ian Lafreniere told reporters on Wednesday.
The suspect has no criminal background, and his image and information related to him were later recovered from a "very graphic" website, Lafreniere said.
The source later confirmed that at least one of the websites examined by authorities was a pornographic site.
It's possible the body parts all came from the same dismembered victim, Lafreniere said, but police are still awaiting the results of forensic testing for confirmation.
"The two parts of the body that were found in Ottawa... we've got all the reasons to believe that it's linked to our homicide," he added, referring to the human torso found in Montreal.
Authorities said they are asking the public for help in locating Magnotta, after a "coast-to-coast" warrant was issued for his arrest. Police say they plan to charge him with murder once he's apprehended.
Body parts found in suspicious package
Lafreniere said authorities have also found other body parts, potentially from the same attack, which is believed to have been committed in Montreal. It would be the 11th homicide there this year.
"It wasn't a random attack," Lafreniere noted. "They knew each other."
Lafreniere added that Magnotta had been "involved in some stuff on the web, that's for sure," though he would not elaborate.
The human foot was sent to the Conservative Party of Canada headquarters in Ottawa, prompting a hazardous materials team to investigate. The officers who responded noticed what appeared to be bloodstains on the box, police said.
Ottawa police Sgt. Steve Hodgson told reporters outside the office that the package had been addressed to the Conservative Party. Staffers had begun to open the package before calling police, he said.
The hand was intercepted by workers at a Montreal postal terminal.
Ottawa's major-crimes unit is checking with other police departments for similar cases and looking back through missing-persons files for any clues, according to Constable Marc Soucy, an Ottawa police spokesman.
"We're going to look at every avenue," he said.
In Montreal, the human torso was found behind an apartment building, authorities said."
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