Monday, November 26, 2007
It’s Perfectly Inappropriate
WASHINGTON, D.C. – “How can anyone claim that this book is appropriate for 10 year olds?” asked Jim Sedlak, vice-president for American Life League. “First, pixilated images and excerpts of the book were rejected by a state prison, and now video-streaming sites are censoring the content of a video containing those pixilated images as well.”
Sedlak was referring to the Planned Parenthood endorsed book, It’s Perfectly Normal, by Robie Harris. A few months ago, a Washington State Prison rejected a letter that included censored images from the book for being “sexually explicit” and “obscene.” Last week American Life League posted a video report on several streaming-video sites exposing the content of the book, which is aimed at 10 year old children. The video report was removed from vidilife.com, sharkle.com, and hi5.com for “inappropriate content,” and flagged on metacafe.com for viewers over 18.
“What an irony that censored content from a book intended for 10-year-old children is rejected by a prison, removed from video-streaming sites, and flagged for viewers over the age of 18,” said Sedlak. “We actually have no objection to the actions of the online sites and the prison. We agree that this is not appropriate content.”
“We are calling for libraries, schools and parents all across the country to take similar action,” Sedlak concluded, “Planned Parenthood should be denied access to our children at all times. The material it promotes is totally inappropriate and could be harmful.”
American Life League’s video report can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuUmsZYWnrs