Prof dismisses uproar over book on porn [Back]
[This second Herald article was
published, its author apologetically said in phoning me a second time, because
under editing, all response by me had been cut from the first article. Unlike
The Post, they gave me a chance to reply. But just raising such an emotion-generating question was enough to sully my
reputation. And a
Christensen, a philosophy professor emeritus at the
"It's a defence of pornography, per se," Christensen told the Herald on Friday. "It's not defending every possible form it could take. It's sexual explicitness, per se, that it's defending. One point . . . talks about child pornography and I give reasons why it's reasonable to make it illegal even though I was generally defending the legality of regular porn," he said.
A motion by the
In a letter, the group demanded the resignation of another member, lawyer [Tim] Adams, after learning he was convicted of sexually exploiting a minor in 1996.
A motion to suspend Adams, who was elected vice-president March 12, was defeated. He has since resigned his post as vice-president but is still involved with the support group.
ECMAS is Alberta's largest non-custodial parents' lobby group, providing support to divorced parents who have been denied access to their children, ordered to pay unreasonable amounts of child support or have been falsely accused of sexual abuse.
Christensen, who has volunteered for ECMAS since its inception in 1992, is also the president of a group that runs parallel to ECMAS called MERGE -- Movement to Establish Real Gender Equality.