Photos: ‘Legitimate Participation’
LIFESITENEWS, Nov. 5 — A Saskatchewan cour t has reversed a lower-cour t decision that found a local man, Bill Whatcott, guilty of obstructing a police of ficer while holding realistic photographs of abor ted babies so that they could be seen by drivers in rush-hour traf fic. The new ruling says the photos are “legitimate par ticipation in an impor tant political and social debate in Canada.”
A Blasphemy Banned
BRITISH BROADCASTING COMPANY, Nov. 5 — A complaint about a BBC-Three comedy sketch that included a sexually explicit reference to Jesus has been ruled blasphemous by BBC governors. The Governors Program Complaints Committee decided the show breached guidelines by producing “deep of fense” with “profane references or disrespect, whether verbal of visual,” directed at the person of Christ.
A Sign of Porn's Decline?
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, Oct. 29 — Internet users are doing far fewer searches for sex and pornography, and more for e-commerce and business, than they were seven years ago, University of Pittsburgh and Penn State researchers say in a new book. “Twenty percent of all searching was sex-related back in 1997; now it's about 5%,” according to Amanda Spink, the University of Pittsburgh professor who coauthored Web Search: Public Searching of the Web with Penn State professor Bernard J. Jansen.
- Nov. 28-Dec. 4, 2004