Out of Harm's Way

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Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2005 - Religion - 234 pages
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Jack Thompson eats giants for breakfast. Just ask media giant and shock-jock Howard Stern, who ranted on air about the "one lunatic lawyer" who got him kicked off the air. Jack, an outraged father and activist lawyer, is on a mission to protect children from the violent and obscene video games, music lyrics, shock jock radio shows, and television programs he says are creating a culture of violence and degradation. Going beyond outrage, Thompson chronicles his own spiritual journey from bystander to activist and offers the sociological, medical, scientific, and legal evidence that will motivate all Americans--especially parents--to get involved.
  

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I would not recommend this book. a good portion of the "facts" within are distorted or outright lies. Furthermore, not only has the author violated numerousaws and regulations governing court activities, he was disbarred for his crimes.

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This book should be read by every parent of kids that play video games. It should be read by every pastor. It should be read by anyone who cares about the violence that continues to emerge across this country with senseless, shootings. This story is a gripping one that is sad but true. Thank you Jack Thompson for taking a stand and helping to raise awareness! 

Contents

To the Gates of Hell
1
Trial Run
15
Radio Active
23
Into the Breach
29
Protracted Conflict
45
Love Your Enemies
55
Is This Lawyer Insane?
67
The 2 Live Crew
75
60 Minutes and More
141
Is It Right Versus Left orRight VersusWrong?
149
Stern Stuff
159
Sterns Back
169
Sweet Home Alabama
177
Back to School
185
Scan
197
Does God Owe Sodom an Apology?
203

As Obscene as a Court WantsIt toBe
89
Colonel CanDo
105
Hurricane
121
Paducah
127
Culture War Tips
211
A Final Thought
225
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

A graduate of Vanderbilt law school, Attorney Jack Thompson was a successful personal injury lawyer when he was first involved in the fight against indecency in the entertainment industry. Despite death threats and public ridicule, he has spent the last seventeen years of his career battling violence and obscenity in media and video games. Thompson filed the compliant to the FCC that resulted in a sizable fine against Howard Stern and motivated Clear Channel Broadcasting to drop the shock jock. Frequently called upon as an expert commentator on indecency in entertainment, he has been interviewed numerous times by such outlets as The Today Show, 60 Minutes, the BBC, Fox, and many others. He serves as a Presbyterian elder in his church and lives in Florida with his wife and son.

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