Does this include the "Personal Massager"

From Sharper Image?

The Anderson Independent-Mail reports that sex toys may be banned in South Carolina.

Lucy’s Love Shop employee Wanda Gillespie said she was flabbergasted that South Carolina’s Legislature is considering outlawing sex toys.

But banning the sale of sex toys is actually quite common in some Southern states.

The South Carolina bill, proposed by Republican Rep. Ralph Davenport, would make it a felony to sell devices used primarily for sexual stimulation and allow law enforcement to seize sex toys from raided businesses.
Presumably, Ralph Davensport is concerned that somebody, somewhere, might be enjoying life. That or he's just such a lousy lover that he feels threatened by a piece of vibrating plastic.
The measure would add sex toys to the state’s obscenity laws, which already prohibit the dissemination and advertisement of obscene materials.

People convicted under obscenity laws face up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
It is obscene for a woman to enjoy the 'pleasures of the flesh,' isn't it? She should know that her life is supposed to be a sexless existance, limited to cooking, cleaning, and being submissive for her husband's pleasure - not her pleasure.
Other states that ban the sell of sex toys include Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Texas, said Mark Lopez, an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union.

"People think it’s distasteful. It makes for good campaign fodder and panders to the conservative side of people. That’s why we see the laws in the South," Mr. Lopez said.

The ACLU got involved in the case, he said, to "keep the government out of the bedroom."
Someday people are going to realize that social Conservatives, especially Christianists, aren't interested in a plural society with the sorts of freedoms which we expect.

They do want to regulate what you do in the privacy of your own bedroom. And what you think. And what you believe. And how you raise your children.

They know that people will let them pick at the 'low hanging fruit' with less objections, which is why they target sex shops and Christmas Trees in public squares.

It won't stop there.

Go read Lawrence Wilkerson's op-ed at the Baltimore Sun. It's not the point that relionists are undermining America as strongly as it could, but it's on the right track.

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