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Activist Mommy Starts 'Operation Pull Teen Vogue' After Mag Peddles Sexual Perversion to Minors

Activist Mommy Starts 'Operation Pull Teen Vogue' After Mag Peddles Sexual Perversion to Minors Read Transcript


"Teen Vogue Magazine," whose target audience

is kids 11 to 17, is under fire for an article that

instructs teens in perverse sexual activity.

Some parents are outraged that the magazine is teaching teens

as young as 11--

11 years old-- how to engage in sodomy.

Elizabeth Johnston, also known as the Activist Mommy,

has launched a grassroots campaign called Operation Pull

Teen Vogue, and she joins us now via Skype.

Hi, Elizabeth, thanks for joining us today.

Hi, Charlene, thank you for having me.

First of all, you made a video condemning

"Teen Vogue" for their article.

More than 8 million people have viewed it.

What prompted you to make the video?

Oh, I was just so outraged when some parents sent me

this article and I read it.

As a mom who has 10 children myself, and I'm always

trying to protect my children from oversexualization,

I could not believe what I was reading.

And the worst part about it was that here you

have adults peddling this sexual information to minors,

to children as young as 12 years old.

If the author of this article, Charlene--

her name is GiGi Engle.

If she were to text the contents of this article

to a 12-year-old, she could be prosecuted.

Think about that.

It's amazing, I did read some of the article myself,

and I was shocked at some of the stuff I was reading.

What's the reaction to the video that you made been like?

It's been overwhelming.

I've had over 8 million views of the video.

I've had overwhelming support and overwhelming hate.

You have very large Facebook pages sharing it,

like Conservative Daily that has 7 million followers,

and Breitbart has 3 and 1/2 million followers.

And there's been a lot of support.

I want to read to you what one dad did.

His name is William.

And he said, I went into my local Kroger, grabbed all nine

of the magazines on the rack.

I walked right up to the manager and asked him

if he would allow his kids to read this.

No joke, folks-- the manager literally

ripped them up in front of me and told his loss prevention

team to write them off as stolen.

I'm now shopping there the rest of my life.

CHARLENE: Wow, go dad!

I love it.

Yes, this is the kind of righteous indignation

that we must return to if we ever

hope to save the next generation from this sexualization that

is being pushed upon us by progressives.

CHARLENE: Well, Elizabeth, you really

posted some strong words about the author

that you just mentioned--

GiGi Engle.

What are some of the things that you

want to say about her that you found out about her?

So first of all, GiGi--

who is giving this dangerous information

about anal sex, which is a very dangerous type

of sexual activity--

she's not even a certified sex therapist and educated sex

counselor, nothing like that.

She's a journalist, and she is giving 12-year-olds extremely

dangerous information.

She's not a medical doctor.

She is a journalist.

This is so reckless, what "Teen Vogue" has printed.

Furthermore, Charlene, she doesn't even include in her

article-- when she initially posted it and when "Teen Vogue"

published this article--

doesn't even include any safety information on safe sex.

I thought the left is supposed to be all about how

to have safe sex, right?

Well, when they came under intense public scrutiny,

she went back in and they added-- oh, a few sentences,

on how you need to have safety when

you engage in this type of sexual activity.

This was so reckless on the part of GiGi Engle and "Teen Vogue,"

and they must be held accountable.

I think it's also very interesting, Elizabeth--

the fact that the digital media producer is a gay man,

and this magazine is basically targeting teen girls.

I think that's really interesting.

Exactly, why is a magazine that the target audience is

teen girls--

why in the world is the digital editor a homosexual man?

And they have come under enough fire

from Operation Pull "Teen Vogue" that he and GiGi have

been responding via Twitter to the situation,

and he has posted some pretty foul stuff.

And personal testimony-- Phillip Picardi--

of his homosexual activity and why

he is passionate about sharing this terrible information

with the youth of America.

Well, apart from morality, is marketing

this kind of sexual content to teens even legal?

No, it is not.

I'm going to read to you section 14-70 of Title 18

of the US code.

Prohibits any individual from knowingly transferring

or attempting to transfer obscene matter using

the US mail or any means, or facility

of interstate or foreign commerce to a minor under 16

years of age.

Convicted offenders face fines and imprisonment

for up to 10 years.

So the law, as usual, is on the side of decency.

The challenge is getting cowardly law enforcement

to actually do something about this and to enforce the law.

The law must be enforced, and I'm asking people

to call the Department of Justice

and explain that "Teen Vogue" is pandering obscenity to minors.

And you say that this particular article isn't

the only problem with "Teen Vogue,"

and you're asking parents not only to pull them

from the shelves, what are some of the other problems you

were seeing with "Teen Vogue?"

Oh, my goodness-- in May, they published an article

and a video that says that minors, that toddlers--

even toddlers-- know how to consent.

Wait a minute, toddlers can't consent.

With the legal definition, minors--

toddlers-- minors can't consent until they're

16 to 18 years old.

A person cannot consent until they're at least 16 years old,

depending where you live in the US.

And so what in the world-- what kind of message

is "Teen Vogue" trying to get out by saying

that a toddler can consent?

When a toddler says yes, it always

means no in the legal definition of what

consent means, as in consenting to sexual activity.

This is outrageous, and appears that "Teen Vogue"

is trying to prepare American youth

for the practice of pedophilia.

What are you encouraging parents

to do about this, Elizabeth?

So I'm asking parents who-- first of all,

please go to my page on Facebook--

The Activist Mommy.

And the video is at the very top of the page.

It's pinned to the top of the page.

Go ahead and click Share on that,

and let's continue to get the word out.

And anything that you see on the internet about this topic,

please share it with the hashtag #PullTeenVogue.

I'm also asking people to call the Department of Justice.

The number is 202-514-9870.

That's 202-514-9870, and speak to Paul Adams in Communications

and let them know that "Teen Vogue" is pandering obscenity

to minors.

We're about to start pressuring advertisers,

and I'm hoping to have an announcement later today

of a few large organizations who are joining ranks

with us to begin to spearhead this campaign of pressuring

"Teen Vogue's" advertisers to pull advertising.

And then lastly, please be an activist and go

do the legwork yourself and go to your local library, grocery

store, and gas station, and see if they

are carrying "Teen Vogue."

And if they are, do what the dad William did

that I mentioned earlier, and speak

to the manager or the owner and ask them to please never

carry "Teen Vogue" again.

This is obscenity.

This is pornography, and this needs

to be pulled from the shelves.

And I understand that people can go to your Facebook page

and also watch the rebuttal video to "Teen Vogue's" "Safe

Sodomy" article.

Is that correct?

Yes.

OK.

Yes, that's pinned to the top of the page.

Absolutely.

Well, Elizabeth Johnston, thank you so much for your insights

and for your time.

Thank you, Charlene.

God bless.

God bless.

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