Everyday thousands of children are being sexually abused. You can stop the abuse of at least one child by simply praying. You can possibly stop the abuse of thousands of children by forwarding the link in First Time Visitor? by email, Twitter or Facebook to every Christian you know. Save a child or lots of children!!!! Do Something, please!

3:15 PM prayer in brief:
Pray for God to stop 1 child from being molested today.
Pray for God to stop 1 child molestation happening now.
Pray for God to rescue 1 child from sexual slavery.
Pray for God to save 1 girl from genital circumcision.
Pray for God to stop 1 girl from becoming a child-bride.
If you have the faith pray for 100 children rather than one.
Give Thanks. There is more to this prayer here

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Thursday, 16 July 2015

Japan Reluctantly Bans Some Child Pornography

Japan has finally enforced a ban on the possession of 
child sex abuse images after years of pressure.

The law, passed by the Japanese Diet last year, means anyone caught with child sex abuse images will face a prison term of up to one year or a fine of up to 1 million yen (£5,170).

The legislation brought Japan into line with other industrialised nations after years of international pressure.

It is the last industrialized country to ban child porn. It's reluctance is obvious in the soft sentences, the long delay, and in the unwillingness to touch anime and manga. While banning real porn is a step in the right direction in that it doesn't encourage the sexual abuse of children in the making of kiddie porn, leaving anime and manga unaffected encourages men to fantasize about child sex abuse increasing the probability of actual CSA occurring.  Many may argue otherwise, but the reality is, sin is progressive!

Japanese legislators have waited a year to enforce the change to give people time to dispose of offending images. 

A year! A whole year! Nobody needs that much time to cleanse their homes and computers of child porn; a month should be plenty of time. The Diet was just being wimpy, afraid to rile the myriad perverts in Japan.

Anime depicting child abuse will not be outlawed  
Although production and distribution has been illegal since 1999, up until now, Japan was the only country within the 34 member OECD that permitted possession of these images, according to the Telegraph.

According to the National Police Agency, crimes relating to child abuse images have shot up in the past decade with at least 600 children a year falling victim to paedophile directors and photographers.

In a government survey in 2002, 10 per cent of Japanese men admitted owning images of children.

But campaigners have expressed dismay that manga and anime depicting child abuse will still be permitted after its publishers and opposition politicians said it would be a curb on free speech.

Masatada Tsuchiya, a member of the ruling Liberal Democrat party: “I believed we should go a step further and take a look at manga and animation in which children are sexually abused.

“Of course freedom of expression is important. And I love manga. But some of the things out there are so depraved they aren't worth defending.”

Manga is a Japanese word referring both to comics and cartooning
Kiyohiko Toyama, a member of the opposition New Komeito party, thought the law was a positive step telling Reuters at the time: “For too long, there was a poor understanding of children's rights. Ultimately, that's why it's taken so long.

“By outlawing the possession of child pornography with the intent to satisfy sexual interest, we make it harder for people to trade in such material.”