Bill Would Defend Troops From Incoming Playmates

Playboy way off base, says proposed ban
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 23, 2008 9:12 AM CDT
Playboy's March 2008 issue. If one congressman has his way, Playboy and Penthouse will be banished from military bases.    (AP Photo/Playboy Enterprises)
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(Newser) – A Republican lawmaker wants to keep America's fighting men and women out of harm's way—the harm he says is caused by exposure to incoming copies of Playboy and Penthouse. The Military Honor and Decency Act sponsored by Georgia congressman Paul Broun would tighten existing laws to prevent the magazines from being sold on military bases, reports the Military Times.

“Our troops should not see their honor sullied so that the moguls behind magazines like Playboy and Penthouse can profit,” said Broun. “Allowing sale of pornography on military bases is escalating the number of violent, sexual crimes, eroding the family, and denigrating the moral standing of our troops."