Some attempts to block offensive Internet material from children have backfired
for Christian users.
Cyber Patrol, which supplies filtering software to 85% of America's online
providers, has ended up blocking access to Christian and pro family sites because
of Biblical teachings against homosexuality and other sinful behavior.
The 12 member committee, which picks sites to block, claims that these sites
teach intolerance. Members of the committee include representatives from
women's rights groups, a teacher's union, a "minister," Morality in Media, the
NAACP, and the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD).
The GLAAD web site was originally targeted by Cyber Patrol as offensive to
children until GLAAD complained. Shortly after, GLAAD was given a seat on the
committee. Blocking of the Christian sites came after GLAAD complained about
So far, the Chick Publications web site is not on Cyber Patrol's list of
blocked sites but the AOL NetFind Kids Only, "A search engine that links only to
sites that are safe for kids" does not allow access to Chick.