In 2008, according to Notre Dame professor Kirk Doran, “14 percent of the online population of America visit(ed) adult sites and (spent) an average of 6.5 minutes per visit.” Pornography does great damage to men, women, and children, and the families they compose. This is not only an assertion of moral fact but of indisputable research. That’s why the new “.XXX” Internet domain, established last year by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is so troubling. This new pornography domain resulted in thousands of new Internet pornography sites. Yet ICANN, a non-profit corporation created in the late 1990s that partners with the U.S. government on a number of Internet issues, is now considering a request by ICM Registry – the parent “adult” company that manages “.XXX”—to do even more damage.
Pat Trueman, who heads Morality in Media and who served as the anti-pornography point-man for President Reagan, tells us: “ ICM Registry … is asking ICANN for permission to open three new domains, .PORN, .SEX, and .ADULT. If you recall, ICM Registry originally proposed the .XXX domain so that all porn sites would be in one place on the web. Well, that was never a possibility and now we know just what the true motivation of ICM is— lots more porn on the Internet.”
Pornography is ruining marriages, destroying the innocence of countless young women and men, and degrading our culture.
Tony Perkins heads the Family Research Council. This article is excerpted from the Washington Update that he compiles for the FRC.
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