The American Decency Association put me on their mailing list after I did the reports on library censorware in Holland, Mich.The American Decency Association put me on their mailing list after I did the reports on library censorware in Holland, Mich.
So every few days I get something in my inbox from repressed people protesting Howard Stern, Cosmo at the supermarket or a not-sufficiently- Family Video. The latest big push of theirs is the boycott of Abercrombie and Fitch for peddling porn and selling thongs for girls.
Today's mail included this letter from Bill Johnson, the President of the ADA.
From: Bill Johnson
Re: How do we get convictions?
Date: October 11, 2002
A PERSONAL NOTE:
How do we get convictions? Can we instill them in others?
I can come into a room and see an image on a television that is exhibiting a scantily clad actor and get immediately indignant while a group of people (young or old) can be sitting viewing it and see nothing wrong. Why is that?
I believe it is because of a strong sense of right and wrong - Biblical convictions. [...]
Honestly, over the years I have wondered why there aren't people all around us who experience righteous indignation over sexual images and themes that increasingly dominate the various "entertainment" choices.
I care deeply when I see an Abercrombie & Fitch catalog using sexual images of older teenagers to hit the hot bottoms of other teenagers but I wonder why there is so little outrage from other Christians around me?
I'm pretty sure he meant to write "hot buttons." Guess he had something else on his mind.