Sears Gets Caught Selling Porn

I thought this was more humorous than anything, but AFA.net–that’s the American Family Association–caught Sears selling porn on their website. They even tested out whether Sears would slap their label on the delivered DVD when they ordered “Hot Mamas Like Young Chicks 3” (guess I missed out on 1 and 2). These hot mamas boast nonstop female orgasms, a perfect gift for Mother’s Day.

Originally Sears denied the accusation even though they were shown the material in question. Possibly someone at Sears didn’t think what they were selling was porn; maybe art films? Finally after AFA sicced their followers on them with a deluge of emails and letters that must have continued after the first denial, Sears capitulated and released an apology. They then removed hundreds of DVD adult offerings from their website. This whole incident transpired over a 9 month period.

So who the hell is the American Family Association that they have this much clout? Well, they’re led by Tim Wildmon which reminded me of an earlier project I had worked on to help promote the indie movie Heart of the Beholder. The movie is based on a true story about how a certain fundie group targeted a video chain for carrying The Last Temptation of Christ and bankrupted it with harassment. Yes, Tim is Don Wildmon’s son, heir to the throne of the dynasty that uses questionable tactics to get what they want. Their mission is to be “a Christian organization promoting the biblical ethic of decency in American society with primary emphasis on TV and other media.” Basically they go after anything that is deemed to be obscene and threatens the “traditional family.”

Sears was probably asking for it though. From a marketing standpoint, why would they sell adult videos? Not that I care personally, but it’s just a bad idea and a public relations nightmare. There are certain softcore DVDs that Sears, Target and Walmart might get away with like Nude Tennis or Sexy Yoga or the latest Playmate video from Playboy, but not anything with penetration and certainly nothing with nonstop orgasms.

SIDENOTE: Hmmm, so what happened to that DVD “Hot Mamas” sent to AFA? Wanna bet someone looked at it in private? Or did it end up in the AFA evidence locker.

SIDENOTE 2: The Southern Poverty Law Center has labeled AFA as a hate group because of its activities against the gay community.

One thought on “Sears Gets Caught Selling Porn

  1. I am so glad that there are still some left who are not to expose evil in companies.I have found it so sad how many are more interested in money then wanting to help some one.So many experts have proven that porn destroys lives its not a diffecult fact to realize it.

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