May 22, 2005

Censorware History - "Filtering Facts" Funding from the Religious-Right

Given my recent postings on the connections between censorware and religious-right organizations, I'll repost an item from the archives for "amusement". Even though this is old now, I think it's instructive in demonstrating that various support has long been known and is no secret.

["Filtering Facts" was a censorware-advocacy organization, which eventually landed its founder a job as PR flack for the censorware company N2H2.]

Subject: The pro-fams and me
Date: Sat, 17 Oct 1998 18:40:58 -0700 (PDT)
From: Filtering Facts <>

Jeff Schult wrote:
>Jeff Schult
>I assumed that was a "joke" on David's part. Because most of the
>self-proclaimed "pro-family" crowd wouldn't hang with a goddless heathen.

Actually, that's not true. The people I "hang with" know I'm an atheist and a democrat. It has never been an issue and they have always been very gracious to me and my family. They have never challenged my views or attempted to convert me.

They refer activists and reporters to me, and Enough is Enough, Family Research Council, and American Family Association all link to my site. AFA even knows I still endorse CyberPatrol, and they still link to my site. They even give me money, I got $1000 from the Family Research Council, $750 from Citizens for Community Values, and $500 from Enough is Enough.

David Burt        President, Filtering Facts


By Seth Finkelstein | posted in memoirs | on May 22, 2005 11:59 PM (Infothought permalink)
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Not only does the Christian community in general support filtering they also are "large " consumers of filtering. I could be wrong but I think it has a lot to do with their ideas about sex.

That might be it.

Posted by: Bob Turner at May 24, 2005 12:15 AM