Restaurants Blocking Porn

starbucks-iced-coffeeOne of the surefire ways to let our voices be heard is to speak with our wallets. This is a pretty simple and direct action that can quickly grab the attention of corporations, business owners and advertisers. Often, we hear about this type of activity when concerned citizens strongly disagree with a business. So, customers take their wallets elsewhere.

Equally, it can make a difference when we bring our business back or become a new customer. So that’s why the next time you’re looking to grab carryout, why not support a restaurant or fast-food chain that is finally deciding to take a stand against one of the most pressing issues of our day. It’s an issue that’s of great concern to moms, dads and the Catholic Church: the epidemic of pornography.

Both McDonald’s and Starbucks, after discussions with the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) and the advocacy group Enough is Enough, announced in mid-July that they are adding internet filters to their public Wi-Fi. In a statement, a spokesperson said that because McDonald’s is a family restaurant, it only makes sense that the fast-food chain wants to make sure families — its major customer base — feel welcome and safe.

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