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GOP Platform Is Going After Internet Pornography, Which It Calls A “Public Health Crisis”

by Derek de Koff July 12, 2016


“Pornography, with his harmful effects, especially on children, has become a public health crisis that is destroying the life of millions. We encourage states to continue to fight this public menace and pledge our commitment to children’s safety and wellbeing.”

That’s an excerpt of an amendment authored by Republican National Committee staff (that weirdly refers to pornography as a “he,” but okay); part of a chunk of new provisions being drafted and discussed as GOP delegates congregate in Cleveland to cement the party’s principles document.

Guns, on the other hand, are totally fine.

Related: Guess How Much Gay Porn Stars Make?

Among the other dire offerings: provisions in strict opposition to same-sex marriage, and others that endorse conversion therapy.

Unsurprisingly, The Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins is behind that last one: “We support the right of parents to determine the proper treatment or therapy, for their minor children,” his amendment states.

As Time reports, Perkins’ original draft was far more overt in its embrace of conversion therapy, but it passed the subcommittee after he consulted with FNC officials and subsequently softened the language.

Related: Boxer Turned Porn Star Yusaf Mack On Life Out Of The Ring And The Closet

Also unsurprisingly, the subcommittee hardened the platform’s language in its stance opposing marriage equality:

Our laws and our government’s regulations should recognize marriage as the union of one man and one woman and actively promote married family life as the basis of a stable and prosperous society. For that reason, as explained elsewhere In this platform, we do not accept the Supreme Court’s redefinition of marriage and we urge its reversal, whether through judicial reconsideration or a constitutional amendment returning control over marriage to the States.”

Washington D.C. delegate Rachel Hoff later introduced an amendment that would effectively rewrite the GOP’s stance on same-sex marriage to allow a range of voices on the issue. On the verge of tears, Hoff — who is the very first openly gay member of the committee, said, “All I ask today is that you include me and people like me.”

Time reports that her amendment failed by a 3-1 margin.

Apparently, one amendment that claimed same-sex marriage “subverts child’s rights to biological parent” met with audible gasps, and somebody shouting, “Hello, what was that?”

The final platform is expected to be set Tuesday afternoon.

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