Porn at 30,000 Feet

Focus on the Family is urging people to send letters and other complaints to American Airlines as the airline is starting to offer wireless on its flights.  Surfing the Internet will be unfiltered and Focus is complaining that travels will be able to browse porn while flying.

Since when has it become ok to view porn in public?  I can’t imagine anyone doing so.

I’m always amazed that you can buy adult magazines in a newstand before getting on a plane.  Do people really “read” Playboy or other type magazines in airplanes?  What type of people would do this?

Should American filter their Internet?  I don’t know about that, but why should this even be something we have to be concerned about?

3 thoughts on “Porn at 30,000 Feet

  1. Ok, this set me off.

    If you have not figured out that “Focus on the Family” is about distracting people from the needs of their families, you need to just take a step back. It should be called “Focus on Other People’s Families”, perhaps with a sub-title “So that you can vote for people who will ignore the needs of your family”.

    Most families are worried about the cost of education, housing, energy, health care, and their retirement. It takes a lot of prompting to get people to start talking about the possible problems that ‘Focus on the Family’ is yelling about.

    Notice that the real problems all have to do with money. ‘Focus on the Family’ and others are there to distract you from the real issues (aka economic issues).

    RE:Playboy in airport — I think that people are buying it to read in the hotel when they get to their destination. Remember that pay-per-view is a major profit center for hotels.

    I doubt that people are watching Wrestle Mania XXXI.

  2. Wow I’ve seen to struck a nerve in regards to Focus on the Family.
    I just think that it is interesting AA is not filtering the internet in its wifi. I think there are places that porn should be off limits and this is one of them.

    Jonathan

  3. Every reasonable person believes that we should not have people looking at porn when it could be viewed by dozens of children. But, once we decide we are going to stop people from doing this (and not just ban them after), we must designate someone to do the filtering/blocking and decide on what is porn.

    Are nude paintings and sculptures porn? Do we block museum websites?

    Are pictures of mammograms porn? Do we block medical info sites?

    Focus on the Family:
    It is a bit of a nerve, yes. I was the co-manager of a local newspaper. I regular received press packets from Focus on the Family.

    After a year of reading them, I decided that they had no interest in improving things for real families. They never addressed the issues that mattered to our poor agricultural, and mostly Catholic/Lutheran population. Their primary purpose was/is to stir up trouble so that poor people can be used as political pawns.

    I think it is a conclusion supported by the facts. I have not thought about it for a couple of years, until I read your post.

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