Navy bans porn pinups, but underlying concerns persist - New York News

Navy bans porn pinups, but underlying concerns persist

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By: Jamshid Ghazi Askar, Deseret News

Last week, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus ordered immediate visual inspections of all Naval workplaces, with the intent of removing pornographic material from public sight.

“The Navy is launching a ‘comprehensive visual inspection' of its properties with a goal of eliminating pornographic materials, including lewd pin-up calendars or other salacious photos found in work spaces and public areas … to ‘ensure (workplaces) are free from materials that create a degrading, hostile, or offensive work environment,' ” Leada Gore reported for Alabama.com. “The inspections, which will include the U.S. Naval Academy, must be complete by June 28 with results back to Mabus by July 12.”

Politico's Philip Ewing wrote, “The anti-porn group Morality in Media said Friday that it ‘applauds' Mabus for his order and challenged Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to take it to the next level. … A Navy spokeswoman confirmed that Mabus's order does not ban the sale of adult material in Navy and Marine Corps exchanges or forbid sailors and Marines from viewing it privately.”

Warren Cole Smith, a reporter at the Christian-centric World Magazine, quoted Family Research Council president Tony Perkins on Wednesday as supporting Mabus’s mandate despite remaining very leery about President Barack Obama’s administration: "(Perkins) praised the decision, but said Mabus is treating the symptoms, not the cause: ‘The Pentagon needs to look deeper to the policies they’ve adopted for more permanent solutions to this crisis. Starting with the repeal of "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" … no one has done more to sexualize the military than President Obama. … While pornography is contributing to the problem, it’s time to take a long, hard look at the White House’s radical social policies and start acknowledging their role in fostering this dangerous, sexually-charged environment.’ "


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