Utah Makes Pornography Illegal With Fines & 30 Days In Jail For Offenders

Utah makes pornography illegal

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed a resolution declaring pornography “illegal” and a “public health crisis” at the Utah State Capitol today.

“This is a historic day for the good, clean-living, people who call the state of Utah home,” Herbert told reporters. “This new law will protect our children and make our state pure from the heathens who go against God’s will.”

The anti-porn resolution was introduced by Republican state Senator Todd Weiler in January 2015, to battle the “pornography epidemic harming” the state and the country.

The resolution calls for increased “education, prevention, research, law enforcement and policy change at the community and societal level”. Under the new law, those living in Utah who possess pornography of any kind, that being a magazine or viewing pornographic material online, will face harsh fines and even jail time for repeat offenders.



“I want to assure the good citizens of Utah that the brave men and women of law enforcement will be out in full force, tracking down porn offenders, and bringing them to justice,” Sheriff Jim Tracy of Utah County said. “I can promise you this, those who we find breaking any porn laws will be seeing jail bars. This new law is about protecting our children and that is exactly what we plan to do.”

Anti-pornography group, the Utah Coalition Against Pornography posted on Facebook that the resolution signing marks a “time to celebrate and recognize this historic moment.”

Weiler says the resolution is the first step toward creating a plan to protect children and families from the “evils” that are out there.

“Due to advances in technology and the universal availability of the Internet, young children are exposed to what used to be referred to as hard core, but is now considered mainstream, pornography at an alarming rate,” according to the bill.

Weiler, who hopes similar legislation will soon be passed in other states, believes that pornography is addictive in nature and aiding in the breakdown of marriage and healthy relationships.



“If you start with meth or heroin, everyone knows that’s addictive,” Weiler told The Atlantic. “A lot of people will get kind of lured into pornography, and they don’t know it may actually consume their life.”

Sarah Bradley, a spokeswoman for Sock It Forward, a group that provides the homeless and those less fortunate with brand new socks, told CBS News that she does not agree with the new law.

“This ridiculous law is going to imprison a lot of people in the state,” Bradley said. “The fact is, people in Utah are some of the biggest users of online pornography in the country according to PornHub.com. Real nice, Mormons; make sure to keep your hands above the covers when you sleep but not before clearing your browser history first.” Bradley continued, “Also, thank you to everyone that has supported our cause in giving new socks to the homeless, it means so much. Please, give what you can.”

Paul Horner, a spokesman for the Governor’s Office, spoke to reporters about the fines and possible jail time involved with the new law.

“First time offenders will see fines of $100-$500, depending on the quantity of pornography or the amount of digital graphic content seized on the criminal’s computer. Repeat offenders can expect 30 days in jail or worse, depending on what type of pornography is found in the individual’s possession. Missionary style pornography will result in a fine or up to 30 days in jail, while pornography that involves any kind of homogayness, that being sodomy or Devil worshipping, will result in long-term prison sentences. Law enforcement will also be working closely with local ISPs and the NSA to monitor those who search out porn on the internet. We will win the war on porn and masturbation.”

Fappy The Anti-Masturbation Dolphin, a mascot for a Christian organization that travels around the country educating children about the dangers and consequences of masturbation, told CBS News he believes in what Utah is doing.

“I think it is great what the state of Utah has done today in fighting the war on self-rape in this country. The rest of America needs to get with the times, vote for Ted Cruz, and make masturbation illegal once and for all. It is important to remember that our Lord and Savior loves each and every one of us, unless we masturbate of course, then we’ll burn in Hell for eternity.”

The Governor’s Office, working together with local law enforcement, has setup a 24-hour ‘Anti-Porn Hotline’ to report individuals suspected of possessing pornography at 1-800-705-2464. You can remain anonymous.








18 Comments
  1. jon 11 months ago

    that’s just another reason why Utah is a shit state and should be avoided.

  2. colleen 11 months ago

    The mormon church corp owns prisons. Now that pot is no longer a felony, those Salt Lake boys had to come up with another way to fill those cells

  3. EDWARD M ONEILL 11 months ago

    You realize this is a violation of our 1st amendment rights, right?

  4. Liliana 11 months ago

    And this is the shit state that I have to move to? Oh, fuck me. I’m twenty-one fucking years old, and these cunts are dictating what I can and can’t do in my own spare time? What a bunch of assholes! Damn.. It also doesn’t help that I’m the most perverted person in my group of friends..

  5. Landon 11 months ago

    Terrible idea, just look at what happened with prohibition.

  6. Mason 11 months ago

    Mormons are crazy. I live in Utah.

  7. Ken 11 months ago

    Ridiculous.. all religious based hypocrisy BS..

  8. Larry Alexander 11 months ago

    I wonder how “porn” will be defined in the new Saudi Republic of Utah. Will the porn police ban “R” rated programming from the cable companies? Will there be raids on the art museum, with the righteous throwing towels, sheets and hats over exposed mamalia and genitalia depicted by those smutty works of art? Will Utah’s female population be, at last, compelled to dress more conservatively, in burkas, for instance? Will bare ankles earn the disdain of all of the “respectable” people? What will be the fate of unwed mothers? Will those who violate the new anti-porn laws be classified as sex offenders?
    This is a slippery slope, folks. I don’t think morality has ever been successfully legislated.
    What is the real motive here? Is it not just a new way to feed the for-profit prison system and ruin lives? How will you explain to children, left without a parent that Daddy had to go to prison because he was watching HBO Late Night?

  9. Ryan Cook 11 months ago

    Edward M. Oneill, which first amendment rights are being violated? There is no constitutional right to pornography. What the science is showing is that porn does damage, it’s the same kind of law that keeps lead out of our paint.

    • Caryl 11 months ago

      Ladies & Gents, we found the Mormon.

    • Bob 11 months ago

      BUAHAHAHAHAHA YOU’RE A FUCKING MORON.

  10. Curtis 11 months ago

    Goddamn Utah! Takin’ our baitin’ away!

  11. Jordy 11 months ago

    I guess there are no dangerous criminals to go after so they are going to jail people for exercising their first amendment right.This is worse then communism under Kruschev.Does this apply to those watching TV or magazines in the privacy of their own home?Where do they get the right?. What about air quality in Salt Lake City which is awful?.Are they going to use gestapo like tactics to enforce this?.

  12. 208Monster 11 months ago

    This cannot be a serious thing. Someone help me understand this…. If I hypothetically view pornography in my own home behind closed doors that is illegal? Haha

  13. Bryson 11 months ago

    I think the worst part of this is “The rest of America needs to get with the times, vote for Ted Cruz, and make masturbation illegal once and for all”.
    Masturbation literally helps prevent prostate cancer. IT PREVENTS A COMMON FORM OF CANCER THAT CAN TAKE SOMEONES LIFE. And you want to make it illegal? And my parents wondered why I left the Mormon church.
    Whatever happened to the separation of church and state?

  14. Sean 9 months ago

    1. Internet=free porn. Good luck stopping that.

    2. What are they going to do, have Utah state troopers hang out in the parking lot of the porn store in Evanston looking for Utah license plates like they do at the liquor store when someone gets a keg?

    So glad I don’t live in that ridiculous state anymore. This is just another example of why people call it Utard.

  15. Dennis Huff 8 months ago

    You cannot tell me that the arresting officers have not viewed porn, and don’t masterbate them selves at one time or another. And yet they’re going in for the kill, to bust somebody. Even as much as turning in people through an anonomysis phone call. Didn’t Hitler do the same thing to his country. What has this state and law enforcement become. No privacy at home, your own home, where you’re supposed to be able to relax. Live in security. And now the brown shirts are coming, to bust down your door, guns drawn, cocked and ready to shoot because you watch porn or masterbate. Only in america can you defend your country and still be arrested for porn. All because people can’t or won’t change the channel or set a block filter for porn. Again the government knows better, if we can’t or won’t, big brother will.

  16. Nick 6 months ago

    Wow meth dealers and users people who do crimes can’t go to jail in salt lake. Non violent people will be refused jail. But man you watch a porn movie 30 days in jail and fines. Wow. Utah you just did it. Your fucked up and sick. People of Utah get this overturned. It’s a start of loosing your rights. You just lost the right of freedom of choice. But hey keep using meth and non violent crimes and you won’t be in jail in Salt Lake City. What a ducking joke. Oh how is the air in Utah ? I’m sure it’s still smells real bad and the smog is pretty thick as well.

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