Eriks wrote:I understand how you feel Elwood, however our personal feelings about pornography are not the issue and nor am I going to debate them in this forum... I am just trying to point out that everyone has a right to benefit from BN as long as they follow the rules.
Besides BN is not Disneyland... it's a community of business owners and entrepreneurs freely exchanging information and ideas so that we may grow successful businesses. Not allowing one type of business because you don't like their product or service is discrimination and that is definitely not what we are about.
It's a hot topic and certainly one that deserves attention and discussion in the appropriate place...
I have not see the Guestbook entries (I think that is where the pornographic MLM stuff appeared) so I cannot comment on that material specifically.
I do agree with Erik that, provided one follows the rules and guidelines
set forth by BetterNetworker, we should strive to separate our religious or moral beliefs from a member's right to participate fully in all that this site has to offer.
Particularly when it comes to Passion Parties and similar "party plan, sex toy" companies, I really have a hard time lumping them in with "pornography" and judging that they are somehow immoral or illegitimate.
I would argue that such accusations are based on one's own religious or moral views, unrelated to what is legal and permitted within our (largely) free enterprise economic system.
On a more personal level, I regard opposition to such companies as puritanical and prudish.
All the Best,