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Sex is bad for the health and produces children... [Aug. 26th, 2008|02:55 pm]
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Nation orders ban on "longer lasting sex"

August 26, 2008 12:01am

THREE weeks after billboards advertising "longer lasting sex" were banned in Western Australia, the slogan has been outlawed nationwide.

The Advertising Standards Bureau (ASB) made the radical decision after widespread public complaint.

The Advanced Medical Institute (AMI) sign advertising penile dysfunction treatment, which asks motorists if they “want longer lasting sex”, was banned by the town of Kwinana this month after it appeared on a billboard in the suburb of Naval Base, PerthNow reports.

More than a year since the ASB deemed the signs acceptable it has ordered all 120 be torn down across Australia, bending its own policy which states the board will not reconsider its decisions for five years.

ASB chief executive Alison Abernethy said there was a clause in the policy allowing the board to overthrow its own decisions in exceptional circumstances.

Community concern about the sexualisation of children had lowered public tolerance of advertising relating to sex, prompting the ASB board to act, Ms Abernethy said.

"While this billboard itself wasn’t sexualising children it was placing sex before them,” Ms Abernethy said.

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Pastor lied about lung cancer to cover his addicton to porn

August 26, 2008 08:00am

DISGRACED pastor Michael Guglielmucci has finally told of fabricating a terminal cancer battle to hide his 16-year obsession with pornography.

"This is who I am ... I'm addicted to the stuff, it consumes my mind,'' he said of pornography in his first interview on Today Tonight since the story was first revealed on AdelaideNow last week.

"... I'm sick and this is why I had to come up some sort of explanation of what was happening in my body.''

The shame of his addiction manifested itself physically, resulting in him losing his hair and purging his body.

"I don't know how you can fake vomiting all over yourself night after night after night, I'm not that good an actor,'' he said.

To conceal the two-year cancer lie which he hid from his wife and family, he sent phoney emails to his loved ones from non-existent medical practitioners.

"I've been living a lie for a long time,'' he said.

"I've been hiding who I am for so long. "I can honestly say to you that the last two years have been hell for me physically, emotionally, but I never sat down and said ... let's try and fool the world.''

Today Tonight insisted that it did not pay for the interview from the man who has been in hiding and receiving psychiatric help since AdelaideNow revealed the web of lies last week.

Mr Guglialmucci, who claims to have written the hit song Healer after being inspired by God, also insisted that all monies received via song sales would be returned.

"I don't have any desire to attain any financial gain from that, we're already making stages to sign those royalties over,'' he said.

"I'm so sorry, not just for lying to my friends and my family even about a sickness, but I'm sorry for a life of saying I'm something I'm not ... from this day on I'm telling the truth.''


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From: (Anonymous)
2008-08-26 06:46 am (UTC)

Billboards rule supreme

Touchy subject these 'naughty' billboards I've found. Quite a lot more people than I expected have taken the the "I'm not one for censorship, BUT" route.

They are annoyed by them, or find them inappropriate, but don't understand the consequences of using censorship as a means of response.

The excuse that children are being sexualised is unfounded as is the word 'sex' constituting sexualisation if displayed to them.

As for the 'confronting' aspect. Please!

- Mike M
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