Originally posted by Kewpie
Moral censorship is the removal of materials that are obscene or otherwise morally questionable to the censor. Pornography, for example, is often censored under this rationale, especially child pornography, which is naturally censored in most jurisdictions in the world. But there are more not so obvious examples of moral censorship that are harder to justify ...[text shortened]... e rest.
Hasn't the whole censorship of ideas/free speech thing been stretched just too far?
There's a difference between child pornography and other types, children have not yet developed the capability to make informed decisions of this type so they are afforded special protection. Thus viewing, distributing, producing, trading pornography depicting what is an illegal act is rightfully, illegal. This would be the same for scenes of rape or torture.
As for consenting adults (and the occasional reluctant, or not so reluctant dog [or other beast]), there should be no restrictions.
New Zealands freedom of expression is under attack now, with guvamint trying to censor those that deal in tobacco products, not only wanting to censor what is said on these products but also to restrict the use of certain colours , this on top of having guvamint sponsored graffiti already smeared on their products.