- Created on Thursday, 02 September 2004 16:00
- Written by TFP.org
When the Supreme Court extended an injunction against the enforcement of the Child Online Protection Act (COPA), it also guaranteed the access by innocent children to on-line porn. Internet pornographers were handed a victory and the opportunity to corrupt American youth with no fines or consequences.
In answer to the decision, America Needs Fatima is launching a new emergency campaign called Protect Kids from Porn. Starting in early September, the campaign has as its immediate goal the distribution of tens of thousands of protest flyers aimed toward protecting society’s most vulnerable members.
Each brochure has two petitions, one addressed to the Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and the other to the Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert. Both petitions ask them to use the power of laws to stop pornographers from providing filth to children over the Internet.
The June 29 Supreme Court decision remanded COPA back to the court of original jurisdiction for a full trial on merits, but held it likely that the act would be overturned. The plaintiffs were represented by the American Civil Liberties Union. The hard-hitting act punishes on-line porn with fines of $50,000 per day and a six-month prison sentence.
"Unless we are successful in provoking a groundswell of prayer, outrage and effective action, I fear for the future of our country,” notes campaign director Mr. Robert E. Ritchie. “If the Supreme Court and our elected officials see that we do nothing when God’s children are attacked, they will continue to make decisions that lead to total sexual anarchy.”