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Dallas mom seeking to stop parents from showing porn to kids coming to Rockwall Saturday

Parents Pornography

By J.J. Smith. The Dallas mother whose ex-husband forced their two young daughters to view hardcore porn and has now attracted nationwide news coverage with her campaign to change the obscure Texas law that allows parents to show their children porn will be speaking in Rockwall tomorrow morning.

Crystal Buckner, 30, sought help for her cause from professional publicist J.J. Smith, who founded and directs the Rockwall-based Lillian Smith Family Violence Foundation.

Both will be speaking at the new TR Cafe and Grill, 101 N.Goliad St. from 10:30 am – Noon, at a regular weekly meeting of the Rockwall Co. Conservatives and Coffee, organized by Rockwall City Council member Mark Russo.

Their story has now been carried by over 450 news outlets across the nation, starting with the Dallas Morning News, CBS11 TV and Associated Press in Dallas.

Buckner’s eight and nine-year-old daughters made an outcry to their Plano counselor in June about the incident that occurred in February when their father was viewing porn and drinking alcohol at 3 am.

“I don’t want to prevent parents from educating their children about sex,” Buckner says.

“But forcing children to view hardcore sex at 3 am when you’re drunk like my ex did is not sex education,” she added.

The law that allows parents to show their children porn was enacted in 1973 when the current Texas penal code was completely rewritten. At the time, authors of the legislation were more focused on giving parents the freedom to teach their children about sex or anything else however they wanted, said Smith.

“But pornography back then was not as widely available nor as visual or violent as it is today. A change in the law is definitely needed,” he explained.

“Most people we’ve talked to already assumed it was illegal for parents or any adults to show porn to children, and they wholeheartedly agree it should be.”

“State Sen. Bob Deuell, who is one of our board members, has stated that his first act of the next legislature will be to introduce a bill and change this obscure law.”

Smith said support from citizens across the state will be needed to pass new legislation. To help or for more info, call Smith at 972-900-7575.

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3 Responses for “Dallas mom seeking to stop parents from showing porn to kids coming to Rockwall Saturday”

  1. Guest says:

    There is no evidence (or research) to suggest any negative affect porn has. This seems like more of a religious debate than ethical, and therefore the desicision falls to the parent, not government, separation of church and state. 

  2. Aimee says:

    It’s sad that we need a law to do what common sense says we should. Does any resonable person think showing your children porn is acceptable, legal or not?

  3. K says:

    ““I don’t want to prevent parents from educating their children about sex,” Buckner says.”

    But that’s exactly what you’re doing. Granted, showing hardcore pornography to your children may not be condonable but the freedom to view what you want is a necessary part of maintaining our freedom as Americans. If we start censoring like this it won’t stop. It will open up new laws that will start pushing for censorship everywhere, possibly ending with government control of what you can and can not watch, say, do, etc. You’re not taking things like, say, the Constitution of the United States of America into account when backing such a movement. Crystal Buckner should quit blaming laws that are in place for a reason and start blaming the father of her children, the man SHE chose to be the father of her children. Don’t try to destroy America because of your misplaced anger. I doubt any politician who has read the Constitution will allow you to anyway.

    I know I already posted this on your blog but I found it to be pressing enough to comment here as well.

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