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  1. Jan 2021
  2. Oct 2020
    1. Two of Elemental’s biggest early clients were the Mormon church, which used the technology to beam sermons to congregations around the world, and the adult film industry, which did not.

      Seems like the writer slid this sentence in very carefully. Ha!

  3. Nov 2018
    1. If pastors are afraid to alienate their constituents by condemning porn, what policymaker in his or her right mind would?
    2. Still, 43 percent approval leaves a majority of Americans disapproving. In political terms, 57 percent represents a winning issue. There is no question most Americans feel that there’s something wrong about porn; it’s barred at workplaces and unwelcome in polite company. In polls its acceptability registers lower than other hot-button culture issues like abortion, gay marriage and legal pot. So why won’t anyone in government go after it?

      I'm guessing that it polks at these numbers but in actuality it's closer to 90% acceptance or people would be using it as a wedge.

    3. A study of the subject in 2009, undertaken by a researcher at the University of Montreal, had to be canceled. The reason: He could not find a control group of men in their 20s who had not viewed pornography.
    4. In 1524, with the printing press still less than a century old, the Italian engraver Marcantonio Raimondi published a book depicting 16 positions of sexual intercourse, copies of which spread throughout Europe. Raimondi was arrested and jailed by Pope Clement VII—the first known collision between porn and politics.
  4. Sep 2018
    1. "The 'freely choosing women'... As if you've raised a freely choosing black person [who decides to 'freely choose'] to clean toilets. That's the equivalent. You call that freedom. It's called freedom when women choose to do it and it's sex because people believe that sex is free. However, pornography is selling yourself for sex. The idea of money is supposed to make it free. Usually, when people have sex with another person and choose to do it, they're not being paid, it's free because you're not being paid. In other words, this is an arm of prostitution." [NOT VERBATIM] [3:53-4:31]

  5. Nov 2013
    1. the Content is not pornographic, does not contain threats or incite violence, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party

      Automattic doesn't want WordPress to be used for unsavory purposes. That means pornography and hate speech are off limits.

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