Christian right activists are pushing the U.S. Justice Department to step up its prosecution of pornography in response to the recent failure of the .xxx domain proposal.
The "pro-family" website OneNewsNow reports that Alliance Defense Fund attorney Pat Trueman is calling for the DOJ to broaden the scope of its anti-porn prosecutions to include all "illegal" internet porn.
"Congress never intended that only the most extreme, hard-core pornography be prosecuted," said Trueman, a former chief of the DOJ's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section. "There's a wide range of material that's out there, and the hardest of the hard stuff doesn't appeal to anyone except maybe one percent of those seeking pornography."
Trueman claims that the Justice Department is not living up to its potential in targeting pornographers, arguing that federal prosecutors have the power to "remove 99 percent of the material from the Internet."