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An American department store has pulled pornography off of their virtual shelves recently in response to nutter 'outcry'.
Sears, already under much scrutiny after their sale of nude posters last August, experienced further hassle from the American Family Association when the organization found out the family-friendly company was selling pornographic DVDs online.
X-rated videos were added to the Movies and TV Shows section and made available to adults.
'Outraged' by the new direction the recently appointed chairman, Edward Lampert, seemed to be taking the company, most likely due to the company's economic decline, AFA said they tried to settle the matter quietly and professionally.
The conservative group first ordered one of the DVDs to make sure the movies were actually from Sears. Confirming their suspicions, they received Hot Mamas Like Young Chicks 3 in a Sears envelope with a subsequent shipping label from a
Sears distribution center. AFA reported that they were never asked to verify their age during the check out process.
The Christian organization had previously made a half-dozen attempts to 'reach out' to Sears only to get one response: We're going to keep on selling them! In response, through an email blast sent to over two million supporters and post
online, they appealed to others to take action by making a personal phone call to Sears and leaving a direct message with Lampert.
Unless Sears hears from you, they will continue to sell hardcore pornography. Additionally, people could also send an email to Sears, make a call to the public relations department, or call the local store manager and ask that their concerns
be passed to the district manager.
Now, whether or not it was due to these complaints, Sears has ended porn sales:
We sincerely apologize to any customers who were offended, Sears wrote in a statement to the AFA. Our agreements with our vendors prohibit content that is pornographic or sexually explicit in nature.
We are removing these items that do not meet our guidelines. We regularly review our processes to ensure compliance by our vendors, and we encourage our customers and community to help us flag any items that they believe
might violate our guidelines.
And within the span of half an hour, Sears removed hundreds of pornographic DVDs from its website.
Tim Wildmon, president of AFA, thanked all of the supporters, and expressed in a statement:
Because you and thousands of others chose to get involved, Sears could no longer defend selling pornography, nor could they continue to deny it! Thank you for taking action and convincing Sears to get out of the pornography
Together, and with God's help, we are making a difference.