Imagine your home being fired upon and a heavily armed SWAT team busting through your front door, all so that the government can stop people from reading fiction.
It sounds like a scenario from a dystopian novel, but this really happened on November 7, 2019, when FBI agents raided the home of Thomas Arthur, the administrator of an erotic fiction archive, charging him with obscenity-related crimes.
His trial will be an important test case, which will determine whether the government is entitled to do this. Prostasia Foundation is assisting in the defense, by arranging for an art censorship expert to testify as a witness. But we need your help to cover their costs. Once we reach that goal, any excess raised will go towards research into whether fantasy outlets could be a tool for preventing child abuse.
The prosecution of Mr Arthur for hosting text-only stories is outrageous, and it cannot be allowed to succeed. We must never allow the government to control what people read. Criminalizing fiction is thoughtcrime, and this has no place in a democracy.
Please take a stand, by giving generously to protect freedom of expression and freedom of thought.
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