Seattle Library Allows Porn on Computers Despite Complaints

Library Computer

A Seattle woman was visiting her local library with her children, when she noticed a man viewing pornography on the library computers. The Seattle mother didn’t ask the librarian to remove the man from the library or even have him kicked-off the computers. No, she simply asked if the man could be relocated to a more discreet location.

The librarian refused.

Seattle Public Library spokeswoman Andra Addison said,

“We’re a library, so we facilitate access to constitutionally protected information. We don’t tell people what they can view and check out.”

Constitutionally protected?

Since when has obscenity been protected by the Constitution?

Moreover, if the pornography was viewed by a minor, wouldn’t that be an action that would result in an arrest?

Addison went on to say,

“Filters compromise freedom of speech protected by the First Amendment. We’re not in the business of censoring information.”

Considering the latest antics of SOPA/PIPA, I find this incredibly ironic.

None the less, the social ramifications of allowing pornography to be viewed in public libraries are detrimental. The result of viewing pornography is arousal and rarely ends at just that.

Parents take note: Libraries are no place to allow your children to roam freely.

[via Yahoo! News & Seattle PI | Image via Kaspar Wimberley]

Eric Dye

I am an entrepreneur and human rights advocate. I spend most of my time as writer and editor for ChurchMag and Finding Justice, but you can also find me working on Live Theme and for the International Human Rights Group. All while enjoying my family and sipping espresso in Italy.

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