Arizona Family Council Hates New Jobs for Arizonans (and Porn)

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The war on Arizona-based pornography is on, as Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery is threatening to prosecute adult filmmakers fleeing the condom laws of Los Angeles, and the Arizona Family Council (an organization seemingly comprised of lawyers of the LDS faith) is sending out press releases applauding his imaginary effort:

Arizona Family Council is aware of the pornographic film industry’s interest to move to Arizona from California and has been working in the community, informing media, and educating lawmakers about the detriment this industry is to a community. The pornographic film industry will bring with it prostitution, drugs, and other serious criminal activity.

Arizona already has laws in place that make the pornographic film industry illegal in our state.

We were very pleased to hear the strong statement Maricopa County Attorney, Bill Montgomery, issued against the pornographic film industry moving to Arizona.

“Under Arizona law, anyone paid to appear in a pornographic movie may be guilty of the crime of prostitution, which carries mandatory jail time as well as the possibility of other penalties…Accordingly, Arizona law precludes the establishment of a “pornography industry” to any degree such as that present in California.” (Full statement found at www.maricopacountyattorney.org/newsroom)

The existing Arizona laws and the commitment to the enforcement of these laws will be a powerful deterrent to the pornographic film industry moving to Arizona.

Arizona Family Council will continue to educate and empower citizens and families in this effort to keep our communities safe.

Now, of course, there haven't actually been any pornography-based arrests in Maricopa County under Montgomery's reign so the warning seems a little hollow (especially considering there was a relatively prominent story about pornography involving an ASU student and a Scottsdale pornographer in 2010, so it's not like they're working underground), but Montgomery and his ilk apparently don't think Arizona could use over $5 billion (and that's a 1999 estimate!) in economic impact.

Sorry, unemployed semi-attractive people who have flexible moral standards. Back to the unemployment line.

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