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Published:October 31st, 2009 13:03 EST
Texas Law Allowing Parents To Show Their Children Porn Challenged

Texas Law Allowing Parents To Show Their Children Porn Challenged

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A North Texas woman (Crystal Buckner), shocked after learning her ex-husband allegedly made their daughters watch pornography on a home computer, has set out to challenge a state law established to protect the privacy of parents.

The 1970s-era law allows parents to show harmful material to their children.

A prosecutor said he couldn`t file charges because the law didn`t allow it." Read More


A father forcing his young daughters to watch pornography at three in the morning, while he`s drinking, is morally and ethically wrong. Unfortunately, in Texas it`s not against the law.

I`m not an advocate of a nanny state that interferes in the parent/children relationship, but the government should protect innocent kids from criminal or foolish parents.

It`s against the law in Texas, and every other state, for parents to give their children drugs or anything else that will physically hurt them. It should also be against the law in the Longhorn state for parents to force their offspring to read or watch anything that will cause them emotional or psychological harm.

I`m not arguing that porn is inherently harmful, but I think everybody would agree that it can cause irreparable damage to kids who are too young to understand the sexual shenanigans they are watching. Nobody is going to take away my right to watch "Debbie Does Dallas", but no kid should know why Debbie is so popular in Dalls.

It`s preposterous to argue that it`s sex education for a dad to show porn to his daughters (one of them was just 7-years old). A girl that young who watches porn is going to be confused and disturbed, and she won`t know who to turn to for help.

The girls still go to their dad`s house once a month, but those visits now must be supervised.

If you live in Texas please petition your representatives in Congress to overturn this ridiculous law.