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Ultra-Conservative ADF Against .XXX Domain

Ultra-Conservative ADF Against .XXX Domain

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Conservative Christian Group Alliance Defense Fund, which stands for prayer in schools and is anti-abortion and against gay rights, also is opposing the establishment of a .xxx domain extension.

ADF special counsel Pat Trueman has attacked ICM Registry, which has long been lobbying for the domain name and calls a triple-X domain "a danger."

"They [ICM] were turned down by the Internet governing agency ICANN on two occasions, but now they're in arbitration, which is before a third party," he said of the current status of xxx.com, recently reported by AVN Online.

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Trueman said such a domain would not mean all adult material would flock to its use, an argument that ironically has come from the adult industry as well. But the ADF spokesman clearly has a greater agenda.

"The idea is that all porn sites would then be there, but the big problem is you will not be able to force pornography companies to be exclusively on the triple-X domain," he said, according to OneNewsNow.

Trueman also believes companies and organizations outside of the adult business would have to register with the domain extension in order to maintain trademarks and intellectual property.

"Legitimate companies and personalities who already have a dot-com or dot-org or dot-net address are going to have to buy a dot-xxx address as well," he said.

The conservative Christian nonprofit organization Alliance Defense Fund states its goal is "defending the right to hear and speak the truth through strategy, training, funding and litigation."

On its website, ADF says it stands for "religious freedom, sanctity of human life and family values," but clearly, while it champions free speech for religion, it is completely against free speech rights when it comes to content for adults.

ADF supports Christian public prayer in schools and government events, and works to protect religious displays -- such as crosses and other religious monuments --- built or placed on public lands or in public buildings.

The group also opposes abortion, same-sex marriage, adoption by same-sex couples, allowing lesbians or gays in the military and sex education in schools that include information on contraception. Their ideal is America circa 1954.

According to a recent Harvard Business School report, residents of 27 states that passed laws banning gay marriages boasted 11 percent more porn subscribers than states that don't explicitly restrict gay marriage.






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