I am a creature of habit. I go to the same convenience store, the same drug store, and the same grocery store every week. I chose these particular stores because of their locations primarily, but I also like them for their cleanliness and kind and helpful employees. This last week something has just absolutely slapped me in the face at three of my favorite stores. All three of these stores – 7-11, Walgreens, and Homeland, have some downright pornographic magazine covers on display in prominent areas of their stores.
At all three stores these magazines are displayed near a register and low enough for small children to see them – actually right at the eye level of children. As the mother of teenage boys, this infuriates me. These stores are making it even more difficult for me to raise pure boys. Can’t Yukon, Oklahoma do something about this?
Now, I’m not saying these magazines should be outlawed altogether. Because, although I’d love to outlaw porn altogether, I realize that would be a huge twenty year battle. However, I do think that we can make some sort of city ordinance requiring the stores in our town to place covers like this out of sight of children. Can’t we require them to put them up high and to put a paper wrapping around them?
I told employees at all three stores that this is offensive. I wonder if they will move the magazines on their own? I don’t plan on boycotting these stores if they don’t move them. I know that they are in a difficult position with their vendors and contracts, etc.
Well, I’m not really sure what to do about this. I just would like to get this conversation started about how we can maybe make this better in our city, and I am also committing to start praying about this for Yukon.
Thanks for reading my rant. Please pray with me that we can raise pure children in a sick world.