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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1991
This is for Dennis Jarrard of the Commission on Obscenity and Pornography, Archdiocese of Los Angeles (letter, June 6). I respect your views on what we watch and hear, but I and millions of others are also part of the public and object to you and your group trying to force your holier-than-thou views on us. If you can't control what your minors watch on television, then you have a parental problem, not a censorship problem. Don't try and control what adults watch. I am very able to decide myself.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1991
This is for Dennis Jarrard of the Commission on Obscenity and Pornography, Archdiocese of Los Angeles (letter, June 6). I respect your views on what we watch and hear, but I and millions of others are also part of the public and object to you and your group trying to force your holier-than-thou views on us. If you can't control what your minors watch on television, then you have a parental problem, not a censorship problem. Don't try and control what adults watch. I am very able to decide myself.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 1985
For the past five years, as a member of the Los Angeles County Commission on Obscenity and Pornography, I have been fighting against everything that Hugh Hefner stands for, with increasing frustration on my part. Now, The Times is doing its best to glorify Hefner, together with most other immoral elements of our society, on a continuing, obnoxious basis. With the media's obsession for "First Amendment Rights" and disregard for human dignity, you leave little choice except to campaign, as a commissioner, for greater moral standards.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 16, 1991
Our Archdiocesan Commission was part of the interfaith coalition sponsoring the CLeaR-TV boycott against Burger King. This coalition represented 80 million people and had just completed the successful boycott against Clorox Corp. We are delighted that both these corporations have chosen to spend their advertising dollars to support traditional family values on TV. Those who oppose such programming, such as Daniel Goldberg of the ACLU, seem not to have noticed that promiscuity has become rampant, a phenomenon widely promoted by our "entertainment" industry since the 1960s.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 16, 1991
Our Archdiocesan Commission was part of the interfaith coalition sponsoring the CLeaR-TV boycott against Burger King. This coalition represented 80 million people and had just completed the successful boycott against Clorox Corp. We are delighted that both these corporations have chosen to spend their advertising dollars to support traditional family values on TV. Those who oppose such programming, such as Daniel Goldberg of the ACLU, seem not to have noticed that promiscuity has become rampant, a phenomenon widely promoted by our "entertainment" industry since the 1960s.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1985
This is in response to your editorial (Feb. 28), "The Censors Among Us." There are some agencies in this community that would throw out the baby with the bath. They would have you grin and bear the punishment, the horrible penalties of a loose and permissive society, rather than light a candle in the midst of pornographic disintegration of our civilization with all its obsceneness. The Times advocates just that. We must bear the darkness of the pornographic gremlin of this and all the other communities of our fair county.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1985
Fifteen years ago, the President's Commission on Obscenity and Pornography issued a report concluding that there is no link between explicit sexual material and anti-social behavior. After 10 years of research, a study commissioned by Canada's Department of Justice reached the same conclusion. Denmark decided to legalize pornography in 1969. Last year, at a conference convened to discuss the effects of that decision, University of Copenhagen criminologist Bern Kutchinsky reported, "The conclusion is very clear that pornography is not a danger--neither to society, nor to children or adults.
NEWS
May 12, 1988
Paramount resident Sylvia I. Sellars has been appointed to the Los Angeles County Commission on Obscenity and Pornography. She is a former telecommunications consultant who is now involved in seeking nonprofit status for the Prevention of Child Molestation organization, which educates children and parents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1992
A Los Angeles City Council committee has decided against asking city staff to search for a way to close down the Club Chateau, a bondage and discipline club in North Hollywood. The City Council's Planning and Land Use Committee decided Tuesday not to act on a letter from Los Angeles County supervisors, who asked the city to look for a way to revoke the operating permit for the club at 7310 Atoll Ave.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1985
Fifteen years ago, the President's Commission on Obscenity and Pornography issued a report concluding that there is no link between explicit sexual material and anti-social behavior. After 10 years of research, a study commissioned by Canada's Department of Justice reached the same conclusion. Denmark decided to legalize pornography in 1969. Last year, at a conference convened to discuss the effects of that decision, University of Copenhagen criminologist Bern Kutchinsky reported, "The conclusion is very clear that pornography is not a danger--neither to society, nor to children or adults.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1985
This is in response to your editorial (Feb. 28), "The Censors Among Us." There are some agencies in this community that would throw out the baby with the bath. They would have you grin and bear the punishment, the horrible penalties of a loose and permissive society, rather than light a candle in the midst of pornographic disintegration of our civilization with all its obsceneness. The Times advocates just that. We must bear the darkness of the pornographic gremlin of this and all the other communities of our fair county.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 1985
For the past five years, as a member of the Los Angeles County Commission on Obscenity and Pornography, I have been fighting against everything that Hugh Hefner stands for, with increasing frustration on my part. Now, The Times is doing its best to glorify Hefner, together with most other immoral elements of our society, on a continuing, obnoxious basis. With the media's obsession for "First Amendment Rights" and disregard for human dignity, you leave little choice except to campaign, as a commissioner, for greater moral standards.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1995
A proposal to disband a longtime anti-pornography commission was delayed a week by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. The county's Commission on Obscenity and Pornography, which was started in 1942, has been criticized for being ineffective and holding infrequent meetings. Supervisor Mike Antonovich has vowed to try to save the commission, saying its mission to root out smut is important.
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