Existing laws include: Antiobscenity
measures, under which advertising has been torn down and stores have been fined for selling certain western recordings; a complete ban on alcohol; a requirement for civil servants to pray five times daily, which has never been enforced; bans on public displays of women's photos and dancing, also not enforced; and a Shari'a bill that mirrored one already in place at the federal level since 1991 which requires that all existing legislation, including in the education and financial sectors, be reviewed in light of Shari'a.
(15.) Nicola Beisel argues that Anthony Comstock's antiobscenity
crusade recruited middle-class parents by convincing them that "moral pollution" threatened their children's class positions, which depended on maintaining social and cultural capital (1997,73-74).
In a privilege speech, Pimentel said the run was nothing more than a "blatant display of the male genitalia" and a "wanton disregard of the rules of a decent society" and of the country's antiobscenity
(an Alabama antiobscenity
statute prohibiting the sale of sex toys did
Comstock, however, found it particularly troubling that the United States Postal Service was being used, as he put it, "to assist this nefarious business, because it goes everywhere and is secret." (21) In 1872-73, Comstock and his supporters successfully lobbied Congress to amend the nation's antiobscenity
Existing laws include antiobscenity
measures under which advertising has been torn down, stores have been fined for selling certain western recordings, a complete ban on alcohol, and a requirement for civil servants to pray five times daily.
Conservatives interpret his statement as a sign the Justice Department will expand its antiobscenity
enforcement to adult entertainment such as pay-per-view programming.
The conference cited 11 Supreme Court antiobscenity
decisions, but noted that violators are prosecuted infrequently.