Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Kansas City, Kansas State Sen. David Haley Stands Up For Free Speech Whilst Shawnee State Sen. Pilcher-Cook Searches For 'Authentic Love' In Crusade Against Porn
A Kansas State House debate turned into a KC Metro argument on the cringe-worthy topic of "authentic love" and the impact of pornography on viewers.
TKC Context . . . Even most evangelicals have forgiven Prez Trump for any alleged dalliances with a porn star.
Money line from Sen. Pilcher-Cook:
“Women are right to be angry when men treat them like objects and act like bullies, pigs,” she said. “Pornography is a notch above that by distorting a view of human sexuality that is contrary to authentic love,” she said.
It's unclear what kind of porn she's watching but her naive view of "authentic love" resonates near Valentine's Day or at least signals that she probably has seen The Notebook one too many times.
Here's a roundup of the rather prudish Kansas debate and a tricky bit of nomenclature that could have consequences down the road . . .
CJ Online: Kansas Senate denounces popularity of pornography as public health crisis
Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook, R-Shawnee, pushed through a resolution that reflected growing appreciation for personal and societal costs of pornography . . .
“There is no political ideology here regarding this subject. Pornography exploits and humiliates those being used and it dehumanizes the user at the same time,” she said.
The vote on Senate Resolution 1762 was 35-4.
Sen. David Haley, D-Kansas City, said he cast a vote against the resolution because it was inaccurate to include pornography as a public health issue. He said passage of the resolution in the House and Senate could be used as a pretext to manipulate state appropriations.
“I have always held the constitutionality of the First Amendment, including freedom of speech and expression, to be held sacrosanct, especially where such speech or conduct is private and held between consenting, mentally sound adults,” he said.
You decide . . .