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AFA Gets the Last Laugh on Whether There Was Porn on the Sears Website (There Was)

Last year, I wrote here about an ongoing campaign by the "American Family Association" to get Sears to stop selling what it characterized as "graphic" and "pornographic" posters on the Sears website. As the AFA agenda also included condemning homosexuals and seeking a complete ban on the construction of mosques, I was skeptical and conducted my own review of the posters in question here.

Sears basically blew off the AFA's complaints about the posters, but now, the AFA seems to have gotten the last laugh, after discovering that, over in the DVD section of the Sears website, consumers could actually order X-rated movies such as "Lesbian Sistas 3," "Hot and Exotic" and "Snatched: Curse of the Pink Panties 2." The New York Post reports that, to prove its point, the AFA purchased a DVD called "Hot Mamas Love Young Chicks 3" from the Sears website. The AFA's director of issue analysis stated that, while he had not personally watched HMLYC3, "rest assured it is not a documentary about attractive Midwestern farmers' wives running egg hatcheries."

Sears acknowledged that the sale of such DVDs was against its policies and attributed the sale of X-rated videos to one of its vendors: "Our vendor should have never included these items on the site. Once we learned that they had been, we immediately told the vendor to have them removed."

The New York Post adds that, while most of the X-rated titles appear to have been removed from the Sears website, a few "questionable" ones, such as "Flesh Gordon Meets the Cosmic Cheerleaders," were still available for purchase.

Posted by Bruce Carton on May 16, 2011 at 04:30 PM | Permalink | Comments (5)

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