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Porn helped fund Hetty Johnston's Senate bid [Jun. 13th, 2008|08:02 am]
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From the ABC News Mar 30, 2005

Queensland child-protection advocate Hetty Johnston says there is nothing wrong with her accepting election donations from the adult pornography industry. It has been revealed Ms Johnston received more than $4,000 from the industry during her unsuccessful campaign for a Queensland Senate seat.

She says she can not understand why anyone would have a problem with her decision to accept the money because she says there is no link between adult pornography and child abuse. "I wouldn't associate myself with anybody who I believed was a threat to children," Ms Johnston said. "I don't believe that the adult sex industry is a threat, if it is, then let's shut it down, let's go and talk to the Prime Minister immediately and have this totally shut down.

"But get real, we have to stop being silly about this, really."
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-06-12 11:24 pm (UTC)

Nice find

I heard about the donation through Crikey, but not the statement about no link. Interesting.

- Mike
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[User Picture]From: gemsling
2008-06-12 11:40 pm (UTC)
"But get real, we have to stop being silly about this, really."

That's hilarious. But not to her, I guess; she seems to truly believe that the creation and display of nude photography is inherently a form of child abuse, and therefore that she's not being silly.
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