DStv porn channel will fuel sexual abuse – Christian Network

2010-02-25 14:22

If the idea of a pornographic channel on DSTV is entertained and

allowed, it will be like pouring fuel on the fire of sexual abuse and

exploitation, the Christian Action Network (CAN) said today.

CAN international co-ordinator Taryn Hodgson said in a statement

that considering the high incidents of rape, child abuse and sexual violence

against women, it was unacceptable for DSTV to think about introducing a porn

channel.

“Should DSTV introduce such a channel they would be supporting

those that exploit, objectify and degrade women,” she said.

“Porn violates women’s constitutional rights to dignity and

equality.”

Hodgson was responding to an article published in Die Burger which

reported that MultiChoice, the provider of pay television service DSTV, had been

inundated with requests for adult content.

MultiChoice’s general manager Jackie Rakitla was quoted as saying:

“At this stage we’re doing research to determine the extent of interest in porn,

and we’re looking at the feasibility of implementing such a service.”

“Many who ignorantly believe that there is no evidence that porn is

harmful have imbibed the lies of the porn industry,” Hodgson said.

These people had fallen for an industry, which with its massive

financial resources, funded public relations firms to establish “anti-censorship

lobby groups” with a “freedom of speech” argument.

“The family is the basic building block of society, and it is

suicidal for any society to tolerate such an exploitative industry.”

“If such a channel is allowed, it will pour fuel on the fires of

sexual abuse and exploitation,” Hodgson said.

CAN has since urged its affiliates, who are DSTV subscribers, to

fill in the channel’s online survey on the porn idea on  or to contact DSTV’s

marketing manager on 011-289-3000.

“Should DSTV go ahead with such a channel, the Christian Action

Network will urge its affiliates to cancel their DSTV subscriptions,” Hodgson

said.

 

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