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Monday, July 07, 2008

Solon, 11 pastors sue 7 publications for ‘porn’ content

By Allison Lopez
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 17:05:00 07/07/2008

MANILA, Philippines -- A group of pastors led by Manila Representative Bienvenido Abante filed charges of grave scandal and obscene publication against seven magazines and tabloids for supposed pornographic content.

Abante and 11 other pastors of the Baptist organization Bible Mode sued the publishers of the magazines FHM, Maxim, Playboy Philippines, Playhouse, and tabloids Sagad, Hataw and Baliktaran Toro, in a joint affidavit filed at the City Prosecutor's Office around 10:30 a.m. Monday.

The complaint said the publications, from September 2007 to July 2008, showed "obscene and erotic pictures/poses that show, depict or describe nude or semi-nude bodies, sexual acts, sexual intercourse [and] private parts, with no educational, artistic value, intended to draw lust and arouse prurient interest."

Abante said they hoped to put a stop to the magazines and tabloids for the benefit of minors they said are corrupted by the publications.

The group also charged the publications for violation of Manila’s anti-pornography city ordinance no. 7780, which Abante authored when he was a councilor in 1993.

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Blogger rmacapobre said...

i enjoy reading your blog. more power to you. i say free speech! i say freedom of expression! porn in fact should be legalised. there is a demand for it and government should really look into taxing it. it is consumption ..

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Blogger PhilMADE said...

Thanks for dropping by this blog. This is a collaboration of many RGS (Religion Gender and Sexuality) trainees. And thank you too for sharing in our advocacy.

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