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Tennessee group declares this week “anti-porn” week

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How can an entire state be expected to rally against pornography — especially when that state's name, Tennessee, would make the best porn-star name of any in the union (except for perhaps Alabama)? Apparently, Morality in the Media, the group sponsoring White Ribbon Against Pornography Week (WRAP), cares not.     

Robert Peters, Morality in the Media's president, complains that porn is so easily accessible that children are practically being forced to view the material. In an op-ed for the Asheville Citizen-Times, Diana Ronald-Sbazo, another member of Morality in the Media, calls any sort of tantalizing image pornography:

"Pornography in varying degrees is all around us: on TV, movies, advertising, fashions and the Internet. We are constantly faced with the dangling of the feminine form in various stages of undress as bait before the public eye, luring and tempting the vulnerable." 

The feminine form and its dangling, indeed! And that's from a woman who has testifed before a congressional committee.   

Now I'm sure we can all agree that children should not be watching porn. That's why there are those wonderful parental locks. But trying to ban pornography all together by policing what people bring into their own homes? What if we focused on trying to lessen TV violence, or banned just plain bad TV? I'm looking at you, Outsourced