Hawkins for family values
(Gainesville) Tom Graves this week cast one of only three votes against stopping the sale of so-called “crush videos”- pornographic productions involving animal cruelty and mutilation for the purpose of sexual perversion.
Graves voted “no” to the Prevention of Interstate Commerce in Animal Crush Videos Act of 2010, which would stop sales of “video depictions of drowning, impaling, burning and crushing of animals.”
Republican Lee Hawkins said he is amazed that Graves would decline to side with an overwhelming majority of his colleagues and support decency and family values to end the shocking, pornographic sales.
“There are more reasons to make a stand against this type of practice than there are to ever allow it to continue,” Hawkins said. “I believe the people of North Georgia would loudly voice their support for banning pornographic videos showing animals being trampled to death.”
Hawkins said that if he were in Congress, his name would have appeared in the “yes” column in passing the proposed House legislation.
“There is a very small and disturbing market in this country for these perverse videos, and the right thing to do is end access to these materials,” Hawkins added. “I support this effort to bring closure to the ‘crush video’ genre once and for all.”
Hawkins name will appear on Republican ballots during the Congressional runoff election on Aug. 10. He is the only candidate to receive an “A+” rating from the Christian Coalition.