Victory for families: Sears removes pornographic DVDs from their website

I noticed that soon after I ran my blog entry on Sears selling pornographic movies, they were no longer found on Sears.com. But I wanted to wait for confirmation that the retailer would no longer sell these smut videos.

I just notice that Sears sent an email to the American Family Association confirming that they have pulled the videos and won’t sell them anymore:

“We sincerely apologize to any customers who were offended. 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.”

Kudos to AFA and all those who contacted Sears and convinced them that it’s not worth it for them to be associated with this material at all. It’s good that Sears.com is again family-friendly.

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4 thoughts on “Victory for families: Sears removes pornographic DVDs from their website

  1. MHC says:

    This is good news, but they still have a ways to go. Sears.com sells some nude posters on their website. If you type in ‘nude’ into their search field (for example, if you were searching for nude colored undergarments or hosiery), they will come up in the search results. Why on earth does sears.com need to sell these posters? They have refused to remove them in the past.

  2. Courtney says:

    But didn’t they defend their sales at first? I’m not convinced they’d have done anything if they hadn’t thought it’d hurt their business.

  3. Jeffrey H says:

    It seems to me that they were already convinced, since they’re agreements with their vendors prohibited such video. All that they needed was a heads up. Thank you and the rest for being vigilant though. I read you often.

  4. whart says:

    Thank you AFA, Catholic Vote and all who emailed or called Sears. Very good things can happen when we speak up and band together. Thank you, Sears.

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