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U.S.: Site Protects Christian Values

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Site Protects Christian Values

By Martin Stone, Newsbytes.

December 06, 1999

The Southern Baptist Convention has reportedly launched an Internet service meant to filter what it calls pornography, violence, bigotry and other material religious leaders deem a hindrance to personal and spiritual growth. Church leaders said the new service ensures that Christian values remain un-assaulted online.

According to a report by Associated Press today, the site ( ) went live Wednesday and is intended to help Christians surf without fear of content that conflicts with moral values, according to church officials. The new site reportedly joins a growing number of Web services responding to public concern about content and its influence on users, particularly among teens and children.

The filter operates beyond word searches and considers content to ensure that helpful sites, such as those about breast cancer or sex education, are not blocked, the report said. The service is available for $19.95 per month.

The Southern Baptist Convention claims to represent 16 million Baptists in 41,000 congregations,

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