Tuesday, January 22, 2008

More insanity from BYU and happy valley

Here is an article From KSL.com showing the idiocy and hypocrisy of BYU. Provo and Orem are number one in sales of pay per view porn in the whole USA.
From KSL.com
Some students say health club showing pornography
January 16th, 2008 @ 10:00pm

Sam Penrod reporting

Some college students in Utah County are calling some music videos pornographic, and they are trying to get a health club to take them off its screen.

The controversy involves two Gold's Gym locations in Utah County frequented by BYU and UVSC students. Five organizations are banding together to keep the videos from being shown at the gyms.

The organizations that fight pornography in the community are upset with the videos at the gym and say they have collected nearly 1,000 signatures on a petition calling on Gold's Gym to quit showing the videos.

Gold's Gym officials here in Utah agreed to hear their concerns this afternoon, as the students prepared to protest.

The Gold's Gym near the BYU campus is one of 19 Gold's Gyms in Utah. A majority of this gym's customers are BYU students. Dallen Johnson says, "I've had to leave, honestly! There have been four times I've run out of the cardio cinema because of racy and inappropriate things being shown, things I personally view as pornography."

The students have documented five music videos played on the Gold's Gym music video network which they call objectionable. Jesse Yaffe says, "Once you are a member here, you basically don't have the choice anymore. You're forced to watch indecent material because it seems everywhere you go there's a TV. They've got the Gold's Gym membership network, and certain videos they play are extremely indecent, and some are outright pornography."

The protesters say Gold's Gym is not the only business they are concerned about. "The things I see the most is people have no idea how it affects people and how widespread it is and how serious of an issue it is," says Nicole Braden.

Managers at Gold's Gym told Eyewitness News today they use Gold's TV network instead of cable channels like MTV to offer more conservative videos but can't control individual videos that are shown.

They say cardio machines have individual monitors which allow gym members to watch any channel they want.

Gold's says music helps to energize people who are there to exercise and say they don't want anyone to be offended at the gym during their workout experience.

The students gave Gold's 10 days to remedy their concerns before they start picketing the health club. They outlined four specific issues they'd like resolved:

  • No rated R movies or sexually explicit or racy PG-13 movies.

  • Change the content of Gold's Broadcasting Network or don't show the Network.

  • Keep external TV's on decent and clean stations, or let members choose the channels themselves.

  • Install blinds on the aerobics room to block the dancing, which is very provocative.


Anonymous said...

I understand their point about objectionable material. I don't think everyone has to be desensitized to the point wher eyou have to tolerate something that makes you uncomfortable. If it's something as simple as putting on new material so be it. Would anyone die or cancel their membership if certain content were removed?

College kids are more notorious for their irresponsible and partying ways. If there are people in this world who still have standards then I applaud them for it. Not everyone needs to enouraged to be a whore.

Anonymous said...

The problem is this about freedom , not protecting virtue. The Taliban calmed their rules were to protect the moral fiber of the country. This is about BYU trying to force what everybody else does.
What if Baptists put pressure on TV stations not to carry LDS conference because it was from a satanic cult.
What makes it right for one group to dictate what the rest of the world can do and say. It is rather extreme to ban aerobics at a health club because it is immoral

Anonymous said...

I think that this controversy is silly. As it is a public place, with families in attendance, as well as minors, Gold's Gym has to follow the federal law for content. As long as they do so, they don't have a problem.

As to the other issue, if the people involved find themselves turned on by sweating overweight women in spandex and sweat shirts, dripping with sweat by the end of their workout, then its an issue of the people turned on. Personally, I don't find sweating overweight women in spandex and sweat shirts who are dripping with sweat very attractive.

Anonymous said...

This is just absurd. Thank goodness the USA is a country with FREEDOMS, unlike the LDS church would have it - if it controlled the country.

If you don't like the content of the videos, then: a) change the channel, b) go work out somewhere else. It's just that simple.
Attempting to force a public company in a public place to change something based on YOUR PERSONAL religious preferences or convictions is just stupid.

I am a vegetarian, perhaps I should start mass protests that McDonalds remove all meat from its menu citing 'moral' reasons.

What stupidity.

And yes, what hypocrisy!

Half of them are probably wacking off to pay-per-view pornography nightly (or on the web), and then going to church, taking sacrment, lecturing against porno and then protesting gyms! WHAT A JOKE!