This guy sums up my view. Look, I just want to be able to watch the Superbowl with my 5-year-old without seeing simulated sex on the television. I don’t want to regulate what other people pay to see. It’s a free country, after all.
Here are some choice quotes:
I wasn’t personally offended by Janet Jackson’s baring of a fetish-gear adorned nipple on the Supebowl telecast. Nevertheless, I wholeheartedly supported the position of the traditionalists and religious in our society who said: “That crosses a line.”
I agreed with them– that they had a right to watch broadcast TV, during the dinner hour, and be free of seeing dirty images, especially without serious warnings that the program would contain such images…
… And I agree with much of the religious right’s brief against the hypersexualization of our culture — I don’t think kids should have to walk to school with adult book stores displaying dildoes in the window, for example.
I agree with the religious right to the extent they want to keep out the profane, obscene, pornographic, or just plain dirty out of their view, out the public square, off the public airwaves.
But when they begin to agitate to regulate private behavior and purely private displays and private sales, that’s where I, and millions more, split from them.