Politics

GOP Platform Promises to Prosecute Porn, But the Most Porn is Viewed in Red States

| by Michael Allen

The Republican Party placed a strict anti-porn plank in its platform, at the request of Family Research Council head Tony Perkins, reports Mediaite.com.

The anti-porn platform says, in part, that "the Internet must be made safe for children" and ISPs must "ensure that the Internet cannot become a safe haven for predators while respecting First Amendment rights. Current laws on all forms of pornography and obscenity need to be vigorously enforced."

In response, Steve Hirsch, co-chaiman of the porn empire Vivid Entertainment (one of the largest porn companies), responded in a press release posted on Vivid.com.

Hirsch warned the GOP that their anti-porn crusade will end up going after their own.

He cited a study by Harvard researcher Ben Edelman from the Journal of Economic Perspectives which found that eight of the top ten porn-watching states voted Republican in 2008.

The top porn-watching states, according to the study, included Utah, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, North Dakota, and West Virginia.