Every once in awhile the ACLU defends actual civil liberties and makes me think that maybe they aren’t so bad after all. But it doesn’t take long before they go and do something to remind me why the organization is deserving of contempt :

The American Civil Liberties Union is pushing for porn at a detention center in Moncks Corner, South Carolina.

The move came after reports surfaced that the facility only allowed inmates to read the Bible. But prison officials said that isn’t true and inmates have a wide variety of reading material at their disposal.

The ACLU said it wants prisoners to be able to read and view pornography. Lawyers for the jail said that just won’t happen.

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UPDATE: The ACLU says that it is not supporting pornography in prisons :

“We are not trying to suggest that jails must permit pornography,” Matthews told the Star. “Any accusation that the ACLU is trying to get porn into any jail is patently false and a gross fabrication. It’s a ridiculous statement.”

“It’s totally fine to a have a rule against pornography, as long as you are also at the same time not trampling on core constitutional principles,” Matthews said.

Articles by Joe Carter

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