Lawmaker Proposes Porn Blockers On All Kentucky Computers

Dec 8, 2017

A state lawmaker who made racist Facebook posts during his campaign last year wants to require all devices that can access the internet to have pornography blockers installed on them.

Rep. Dan Johnson, a Republican from Mt. Washington, has proposed requiring all internet-enabled devices to have “filters for obscenity, child pornography, revenge pornography, and prostitution.”

The bill would also create a deactivation process whereby the filters could be removed for a $20 fee.

Money generated from removing filters would go to the crime victim compensation funds.

Johnson, a preacher, was elected to his Bullitt County seat in 2016. He was disavowed by the Kentucky Republican Party during his campaign after posting racist pictures and comments to his Facebook page, but ended up defeating incumbent Democratic Rep. Linda Belcher by fewer than 200 votes.

Johnson has also filed a bill to totally ban abortions in the state by making it a felony to perform the procedure.