The so called "Communications Decency Act" has generated a lot of interest among the online community. While most people online appear to be dead set against the CDA, we thought that it would be interesting to look at just who is supporting the CDA.
Who supports the CDA?
Here are some organizations and people who have put their names on briefs filed in support of the CDA:
- Amici Curiae brief from Enough is Enough and Other Pro-CDA Groups
Enough Is Enough, The Salvation Army, National Political Congress of Black Women, Inc., The National Council of Catholic Women, Victims' Assistance Legal Organization, Childhelp USA, Legal Pad Enterprises, Inc., Focus on the Family,
The National Coalition for the Protection of Children And Families (And
other amici listed on inside cover)
D.A. Jepsen, Ronald D. Maines,
M. Kendall Brown (Counsel of Record)
- Amici Curiae brief from pro-CDA Members of Congress
Dan Coats, James Exon,
Jesse Helms, Charles Grassley, Christopher Bond,
James Inhofe, Rick Santorum, Rod Gramms
Henry Hyde, Bob Goodlatte,
Jim Sensenbrenner, Steve Schiff, Chris Smith,
Duncan Hunter, Roscoe Bartlett, Walter Jones,
Sherwood Boehlert, Mark Souder, Steve Largent,
Jim Ryun, Tony Hall, Dave Weldon,
- As Amici CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF APPELLANTS
Cathleen A. Cleaver, Bruce A. Taylor
Co-Counsel For Amici Curiae: National Law Center,
Family Research Council,
801 G Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20001, 1-800-225-4008
- Department of Justice brief, filed on
Tuesday January 21
Frank W. Hunger,
Edwin S. Kneedler,
Irving L. Gornstein,
Barbara L. Herwig and Jacob M. Lewis from
Department of Justice,
Washington, D.C. 20530-0001,
- Comments about some of the groups listed in the
Enough is Enough brief:
pornography & prohibition
Xxx : A Women's Right to Pornography - by
Published by St Martins Press (1995)
... protecting pornography is essential to the future of feminism... based on
interviews with successful female x-rated movie directors, prosperous x-rated movie actresses, and active members of
Coyote, a sex-workers' advocacy group. Includes an historical background of the Feminist movement and the coalition around "anti-pornography" as a unifying theme.
The only work removed under Canada's new
obscenity standard (which claims to outlaw the
degradation of woman) is an erotic magazine made
by and for women.
--Feminists for Free Expression (FFE) - an organization of
feminists founded in 1992 by Marcia Pally
that works to preserve the individual's right
to read, hear, view, and produce materials
of her choice without the intervention of the
state "for her own good."
A Bibliography of Books relating to Feminism, Censorship and Pornography.
...Why, pray tell, did all-male legislatures
ever criminalize "obscenity" in the first place? And why do all-male courts arbitrarily exclude it from constitutional protection?
APM harpies, should they ever deal with people instead of their own fevered projections, would discover that porn is of no
interest to the majority of post-pubescent males - not because they are politically correct, but just because it's obviously gross,
sleazy, and above all, inferior to the real thing.
--Feminism As Fascism - by Bob Black
The support of national prohibition by the Federal Council of the Churches rests upon four fundamental considerations.
--The Federal Council of Churches - 1926
- First. The belief that in dealing with gigantic social evils like disease or crime, individual liberty must be controlled in the interest of the public welfare.
- Second. The belief that the liquor traffic is beyond question such an evil.
- Third. The conviction that no plan less thoroughgoing than prohibition is sufficient to eradicate the evils of the liquor traffic.
- Fourth. The evidence of history that other methods of attempting to control the traffic have failed and that prohibition, despite inadequacies of enforcement, is succeeding better than any other program.
Prohibition Archives at Ohio State
provide an interesting study of another movement supported by an eerily similar alliance of women's organizations and religious groups.