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ACLU sues for prisoners’ ‘right’ to porn Lawsuit not over Bible

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WATCHWOMAN says ACLU stands for Anti-Christian Lawyers Union or All Communist Lawyers United. LOL. Too bad it’s not really funny, but real!  ▬ Donna Calvin


ACLU sues for prisoners’ ‘right’ to porn

Lawsuit not over Bible, as widely reported, but about access to nude photos

 


Posted: May 31, 2011
10:06 pm Eastern

 

By Drew Zahn
© 2011 WND

 

 


Berkeley County Jail

A South Carolina jail made national headlines last month for allegedly forbidding its inmates to read anything but the Bible.

But it turns out the American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit filed against the Berkeley County Jail in Moncks Corner, S.C., isn’t over the Bible; it’s over pornography.

“The press seems to be saying that the only thing allowed in the jail is a Christian Bible, and that is just not true. And it has not been true,” Sandra J. Senn, attorney for the jail, told WXJT-TV in Jacksonville, Fla. “We allow all religious texts regardless of the religion and have for years. And there is plenty of reading materials in the jail such as novels, crossword puzzles [and] pamphlets.”

What the jail doesn’t permit is reading materials bound together by tape, staples, paper clips or clasps, nor are inmates allowed literature that would “encourage deviant sexual behavior.”

The ACLU, however, argues that those restrictions limit prisoners’ choices too much and that banning pornography violates inmates’ rights.

Read more:ACLU sues over prisoners’ ‘right’ to pornhttp://www.wnd.com/?pageId=305669#ixzz1O2ibOBuv

 



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yoo mama

posted April 2, 2012 at 2:22 am


FFS Let the guys punch there clowns!!!!



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Quentin Riha

posted June 25, 2011 at 5:11 pm


I am with Dave down below me with his answer. The ACLU is a bunch of nut-cases with nothing better to do



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Sharon Way

posted June 15, 2011 at 1:45 pm


I have about had it with the ACLU! Seems like these days they are always in the news and I am sick of it,.
In fact I was considering writing a letter to them personally and telling them so,.
When they tried to get Jesus name banned from prayer in the military
and I encouraged our congregation to do the same.Too many times when groups or organizations are trying to do things that will greatly affect all Christians we complain how terrible it is and yet we do nothing and as many of us as there are we can accomplish great things but we need to start speaking up as a whole.
The ACLU has way over stepped it’s boundaries.
Stop trying to fight for rights for people who should have none bc they committed crimes and had theirs taken away due to imprisonment.



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Dave

posted June 9, 2011 at 4:52 pm


ACLU actually stands for: Atheists, Communists, and Lunatics United.



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Essie

posted June 9, 2011 at 1:47 pm


I believe the BIBLE is a much needed positive BOOK in the jail/prison system! Although everyone is not going to read it, there should be other positive, motivational materials made available to inmates, that will cause them to rethink their positions before they get released!Aiding them in becoming a positive productive citizen when released! How can there be rehabilitation efforts with pornography? The pornography will add/aid in homosexuality, sexual assaults, AIDS, sexual deviance, molesters, sexual predators etc in/out of the penal system! To give pornography rights in jail/prisons would indicate that these behaviors are excepted! why incarcerate them , if we are going to assist in unwanted negative behavior?
I believe these are mixed signals being sent from the ACLU, this will another open unwanted door ! Also, all of this is forbidden according to the BIBLE! ACLU there are many other REAL cases to pursue. I consider this as petty , a waste of time, money,and energy for those who have no rights! A prisoners rights to vote is revoked but you can sue for pornography(DUH)!



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John Warren

posted June 9, 2011 at 12:01 pm


The Laws are in place for a reason. If you want to maintain what is considered your Human Rights; stop breaking the law!!!! No matter what you get charged with; if you are found guilty your rights get’s revoked!!! Let’s stop making exceptions for their mistakes!!! Too many people go through life everyday without committing a crime; just so they can have the right to live their life as they choose.



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scarletkady

posted June 9, 2011 at 10:52 am


I am having to fight my 28 year old daughter right now that is obsessed with a man in Guthrie, Ok. that was convicted of showing porn to his 11 year old brother. About the same time of this conviction, he was charged with 7 felony counts of forcible sodomy and 3 counts of attemped forcible sodomy. His parents kept this in the court system for 3 years and he got off not guilty. This 26 year old man has had 5 felony convictions in the last 5 years. My daughter has a 6 year old little girl and a 2 year old little boy and there is no way i would trust this man around them. How can anyone with any conscience want porn. or any other rights to be allowed in prison? Since this man got off on the sodomy charge he has the right to have porn in prison and i have done nothing wrong but i don’t have the right to keep him away from my family!!!!!!!



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Sue

posted June 9, 2011 at 10:43 am


I have worked in a correctional facility. Courtney is right on target. Ask therapists, judges, and criminals themselves. They will tell you the pornography led them into their lives of crime and abuse. It is pure evil to give them more of what leads to their homosexuality, rapes of women, dead-beat dad status, etc. It is as r a crime committed as they were under the influence. We all have sins that are harder for us to reject than others. But we need to seek the Bible and God and stay away from the temptation builders like pornography. I challenge you to read Dr. Dobson’s interview with Ted Bundy. Ted Bundy asked for Dr. Dobson to come interview him before he was executed because Bundy wanted to warn others not to get influenced by pornography as he was. He said he was a normal person, but he got so addicted to the pornography, he began to act on the sexual desires. These desires are fine in the context of holy matrimony, but when we try to satisfy them outside the will of our Maker, that is when we bring harm to ourselves and others. Those in prison need help learning to make right choices, not being given wrong choices that will make them repeat offenders.



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Wake UP!!

posted June 9, 2011 at 10:34 am


I think that inmates should have access to other reading material outside of the bible. These people may be serving time but they are still human. I know that we all know someone or are related to someone who has gotten themselves in trouble or made a mistake in their lives. Prison is not just for killers, and robbers. People are now being sentenced to prison for driving on suspended liscence and other non violent crimes on their first offense. Of course some rights should be given up when a person goes to jail but they need something to do to entertain themselves. No one evers cares about what happens to someone else, only when it affects them, because hey we are all so much better than everyone else. Its that kind of thinking that allows politicians to continually restrict the rights of the American people becaue no one stands up unless something directly affects them. So they limit the rights bit by bit, group by group. And Im sure that no one here has ever read a racy novel. He who has no sin, throw the first stone. If the inmates are in a restricted environment their reading material isnt going to affect you. And the inmates are not getting a free living most county jails are now making the inmates pay a daily fee. Most prisons have millon dollar contracts with public works agencys and the inmates work for free cleaning up the highways. When you see those inmates working along the roadways believe me someone is being cut a check and its not the inmate. They work in the prisons kitchens and the laundry and make liscence plates, for free. Their familys have to send them money for hygienes and additional food. And their families pay to speak to them via collect calls. Your tax money isnt being used to run these facilities, that just what the politicians who are freely spending your tax dollars on luxary vacations and leer jets are telling you. And its the inmates family who is paying for the additional reading material not you. So why do you care if they have it or not. Go lobby for lower taxes or something that will benefit or have a direct impact on your life. Look in the mirror. What are you reading?



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HARMON

posted June 9, 2011 at 10:27 am


WHEN YOU COMMIT A CRIME YOU GIVE UP YOUR RIGHTS. YOU ARE IN PRISON FOR YOUR SENTENCE. YOUR ARE NOT THERE TO LIVE THE LIFE OF RILEY.THE ACLU AND THE AMERICAN CIVICL LIBERTIES UNION NEEDS TO GO COOL THEMSELVES OFF AND LET THE PRISONERS SERVE THEIR TIME AS INSTRUCTED BY THE COURTS. THEY SHOULD NOT BE MISTREATED OR INHUMAN. I HAVE HEARD OF PRISONERS COMMING OUT OF PRISON AS PREACHERS AND HAVE TURNED THEIR LIFE ARROUND. HAVING A BIBLE TO READ IS GOOD FOR ALL MANKIND.HAVE A BLESS DAY.



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Beverly Clark

posted June 9, 2011 at 10:01 am


I would like to leave a post regarding the post left by Debra May on June 9, 2011 at 6:10 a.m. First of all you have your right to your opinion about the things you read, but before you start telling people, (You need to study the history of what was going on in the Bible when the scripture to homosexuality was written and see that they were mostly talking about temple prostitutes, and the cruising behavior that was evident in Sodom and Gomorrah.), you might want to study the Bible a little more yourself and see that they were not just refering to those things. Read Leviticus 18:22 (KJV): “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind it is abomination.” and Leviticus 20:13: “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.” God was speaking to everyone and not just the temple prostitutes.



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Concerned

posted June 9, 2011 at 9:37 am


I don’t think prisoners should have ‘rights’. I believe they get too much already.



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Beverly Clark

posted June 9, 2011 at 9:30 am


It is truly ridiculous when inmates have more rights than we do. Whatever happened to punishing them for their crimes? I honestly don’t think they should have any rights because if they had read their “Bible” and followed what Jesus said then they would not be in prison. Now I am beginning to see why there are more people in jail than their are anywhere else. They don’t have to pay bills, they have their food cooked for them, plus many more things and now they have the ACLU fighting for their right to be a porn addict. I’m beginning to wonder when was the last time someone from the ACLU picked up a Bible. I guess were going to have to pray even more now and add the ACLU to our list of recipients. I hope everyone has a ‘BLESSED DAY”!



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siham

posted June 9, 2011 at 8:43 am


Well let us be honest about it, the ACLU is the anti-Christ, like those inmates need more deviance in their lives. How else will the Aids population increase. These prisoners are stuck in an enviornment were they cannot have normal relations. So all smart people know how they will behave, but alace ACLU members took leave of their concience and facatlties. To reform these inmates you need to bring Jesus into their lives for their salvation and do not condemn them to everlasting hell, which ACLU members prefer, my advice do not real anyone to your ways ACLU. STOP THE STUPIDITY>



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Barbara A.M.

posted June 9, 2011 at 8:02 am


Hey!! Reserve me a room at the “Berkley County Jail Resort” .
I need all that stupid stuff the ACLU thinks I need. Someone please tell the ACLU to get out of everyones business and go to hell! The people there are “CRIMINALS”! They have no “RIGHTS” let me say that again…”They…have…no…rights…period.!!! The cops and ACLU and whomever holds the prisioners accountable need to remember that. ACLU, Get out of the way and let justice prevail. If this is allowed to go on then jail will not be a means of punished but a reward for killing, raping, robbing someone.Gee ACLU doesn’t that make you happy!
Stay OUT of this mess ACLU and dig a hole somewhere else.
Let Satan rule your miserable asses on another planet.



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Sean "The Seeker"

posted June 9, 2011 at 7:34 am


Spirtual Battle! Powerful two words. Good VS Evil. The adversary works on small details of planting. We look at the detail, think about it, even if we know its wrong and water that seed or detail, one day at a time. Then, years later, that small detail or seed has full grown into a destructive state. Seek, Kill, and Destroy! The ways of SATAN. Remember, God created us in HIS image. We have a GOD chip in us. We cannot deny the truth. The Question is, “How will you entertain it?”.



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Sean

posted June 9, 2011 at 7:24 am

Sherry

posted June 9, 2011 at 7:03 am


If you do the crime, then you do the time. This means you give up all your fringe benefits and luxury its of the outside world. Maybe people should think about it beforehand. No one owes anyone in jail anything. They put themselves there and that means you don’t get the same privileges as someone who doesn’t live a life of crime. Sorry, I don’t feel bad for them.



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Debra May

posted June 9, 2011 at 6:10 am


I think the articles on this page are pure propaganda for a right wing political agenda. I think the articles are slanted to present that agenda and I think the bias is obvious. I also think that is pathetic. I see bigotry, racism, and a twisting of facts to demagog organizations that fight for the rights of all individuals instead of the desires of the political right. The techniques used in the writing are obvious. First you make outrageous statements that make claims against these groups, in this case the ACLU, and then you twist the facts.

I also see articles slamming the President and that should not be the goal of an organization that is designed to foster and support religious faith. You should not be offering articles that show bias, discrimination or hate against a group of people like you do the president and gays.

You need to study the history of what was going on in the Bible when the scripture to homosexuality was written and see that they were mostly talking about temple prostitutes, and the cruising behavior that was evident in Sodom and Gomorrah. Shame on you!



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Courtney

posted June 9, 2011 at 5:49 am


I challenge any memeber of the ACLU to work in a correctional facility. Then you can speak on inmate rights. To have explicit materials in a jail is stupid idea. Have you considered what this type of material would do to someone serving 30 years (without contact from the opposite sex.) What would be the implications for the female officer or staff memeber working in that facility????? The ACLU is comprised of group of dummies who don’t know anything and don’t know God.



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