CHATSWORTH, Calif. - A new blog has been established at www.familyfragments.com to serve as the informational portal for the Lighted Candle Society, an anti-porn activist group formed in 1991 by former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese III and former California Lieutenant Governor John Harmer.
The LCS intends to attack the porn industry via civil litigation, using the blog to garner support for its cause and keep porn opponents informed of its progress, according to the American Family News Network.
The suits being drummed up by the LCS will largely be based on state and federal obscenity laws, but there is also talk of presenting "scientific evidence" that pornography causes "physiological harm," as determined by the likes of Dr. Judith Reisman.
Formerly a singer on the "Captain Kangaroo" show, Reisman subsequently re-diverted her professional life toward media studies and is best known for attempting to debunk the work of Alfred Kinsey. Among her claims are that Kinsey's research was the basis of a "child molestation protocol," and that watching pornography causes the brain to emit "erototoxins" which have a toxic effect upon the viewer.
LCS spokesman Justin Hart commented, "We now have the scientific fodder to throw on the fire. We also have done a lot of strategic legal research into specific state statutes that are favorable to plaintiffs in this regard."
"Reisman’s 'research' is that pleasurable experiences produce endorphins," noted AVN's Mark Kernes. "If
that’s their scientific basis for banning porn, eating chocolate will be
The LCS plans to announce some of the plaintiffs and defendants of its proposed suits "in the very near future."