Monday, September 6, 2010

Porn In Our Own Back Yard -- Time to Speak Out!

When will we return to a sense of moral values in our society? When will families unite to take back our main streets and home towns?

These were the questions I was asking myself after receiving a notice from my daughter's Catholic Junior High School in Manassas, Virginia. Why would I wonder these things after getting a letter from her school, you ask?

It appears that approval was granted by the City of Manassas to allow a porn shop to join the newly renovated shops and streets of Old Town Manassas. According to the 50th District's delegate, Jackson Miller: "This porn shop is within blocks of at least six houses of worship, Osbourn High School, Seton School and Baldwin Elementary."

This is just unacceptable. It seems many things are can be regulated by our government officials to the point of absolute exclusion i.e. gun, knives, cigarettes, drugs, etc., with the exception of sex. That dangerous weapon in the hands of the unaware (read: unmarried, outside the Sacraments) could be a death sentence. But, do we do anything to ensure our children's safety, both physically and morally in this regard? NO! As a matter of fact, it is encouraged under a false sense of personal freedom.

Delegate Miller is holding a Town Hall meeting for his constituents at 7pm on 7 September at the Manassas City Hall to hear ideas and suggestion on the best way to approach this issue.

With regard to the meeting, Del. Miller offered this: "For my liberal and libertarian friends, I will tell you that this is not a general campaign against pornography. This is about keeping Old Town Manassas a positive and famiy-friendly place to visit, work and live."

If you live in the 50th District, I encourage you to attend the meeting or email Delegate Jackson Miller: DelJMiller@house.virginia.gov

You can also find him on FaceBook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Delegate-Jackson-Miller/50916030058

As a post script -- I applaud my daughter's school for bringing this matter to our attention and Delegate Miller for taking up the fight.

3 comments:

Peony Moss said...

What were they thinking? That kind of business is just incompatible with the atmosphere they're trying to create.

Kathy said...

They were thinking tax revenue! That's what they were thinking. Somebody's got to pay for those improvements...why not a porn shop? Disgusting! Sometimes commonsense is just lacking.

Allison said...

We had the same thing in Centreville with a xxx video store a couple of years ago. Everybody was outraged that it was here, but we couldn't fight it because it was zoned right so in it went. Then, did anyone change the zoning laws? Heck no! That would take courage and fortitude. I think we should station someone with a camera outside the store and youtube the parking lot and front door of the store.

The larger problem, of course, is that you don't have to leave your home to get these things -- internet and tv stores provide much more privacy if you don't mind giving them your creditcard. Some day we may be wishing we could fight something as public as an actual porn store in the public square, rather than the "invisible" internet porn on personal computers. Insidious to say the least.