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© Andrea Petersen
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And the angel of the Lord protested unto Joshua saying,

Thus saith the Lord of hosts; if thou wilt walk in my ways, and if thou wilt keep my charge, then thou shalt also judge my house, and shalt keep my courts, and I will give thee places to walk among these that stand by...I will clothe thee with change of raiment. Zechariah 3: 4-7

I join with my friends in protest against porn which I feel should
not be displayed on a family orientated site...We are losing decent hard working members over this issue and I don't think it is right that everyone should be subjected to spotlights showing unwanted nudity popping up in front of our faces. The filters are not always being utilized by the people who should be using them...

If there isn't a change soon we are going to lose a lot more members, including myself. I love JPG and it would pain me to leave because of a few people who are using and abusing JPG's privileges for their own purposes to peddle porn. I care immensely for the reputation of JPG and I would hate to see this wonderful site ruined...I have made many friends in the community who I deeply respect and admire for their wonderful works of photography.

I realize that operating a magazine site this size cannot be easy, however, the only fair way for it to succeed is by respecting the rights of the members who have worked so hard to make JPG Mag the popular site that it is. As the good book says:

"Clothe thee with change of raiment."

It appears our voices have been heard according to the latest JPG
blog and I pray that this will be the solution to keep this a family
friendly site...

27 responses

  • Martin E. Morris

    Martin E. Morris (Deleted) gave props (16 May 2010):

    Fine image and words!!!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (16 May 2010):

    Thank you for standing up too Andrea and your words are perfect. Great image too. Terrific action!! Excellent timing my friend!

  • diana

    diana (Deleted) gave props (16 May 2010):

    thank you for joining the cause!

  • Lesley S

    Lesley S (Deleted) gave props (16 May 2010):

    Great shot!!! I'm with you all in this stand against the disgusting smut that is being allowed to be posted on this website. We all fought SO hard for JPG when we thought we were going to lose it - and this is how we're thanked. If this isn't resolved within a week or so, I'm outta here too.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (16 May 2010):

    Yay, good for you Andrea. We just got home from being gone over the weekend and I will get my Protest photo prepared and posted ASAP!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (16 May 2010):

    this is great Andrea. Hopefully our plea will be heard.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (16 May 2010):

    Wonderful words, Andrea! Thank you for joining and supporting this; hopefully changes will be made.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (16 May 2010):

    Thank you Susan for the spotlight and everyone for supporting the fight

    against porn...The majority rules on the issue and I am confident our

    voices will be heard!!!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) gave props (17 May 2010):

    What a remarkable photo! And thank you for the narrative, too.

  • Sheila

    Sheila (Deleted) gave props (17 May 2010):

    Thank you, Andrea! And what a great capture!

  • Steven Schutz

    Steven Schutz gave props (17 May 2010):

    1st of all..GREAT photograph...grapling squirrels...super...2ndly...One resorts to such 2nd rate photography when one has little talent, imagination or regard for who resorts to such activities as well as thoughts has indeed an unsettled mind..Whosoever offends an innocent person, pure and guiltless, his evil comes back on that fool himself like fine dust thrown against the wind...The fault of others is easily seen;but one's own is hard to see, like chaff one winnows another's faults' but one's own one conceals as a crafty fowler discuises himself..Jesus and Gautamo said the same thing on many occasions...did Jesus meet an Arhat or a Holy man in his travels and studies...perhaps...they both ame from the same source....

  • Eric Finster

    Eric Finster (Deleted) gave props (17 May 2010):

    Well put Andrea! I really believe we will win this one. Carma will catch up to him and all the other's who violate God's will.

  • Will Floyd-Evans

    Will Floyd-Evans (Deleted) gave props (17 May 2010):

    Great picture! And I agree 110%...

  • Brenda Woodham

    Brenda Woodham (Deleted) gave props (17 May 2010):

    I love your verse choice and the protesting squirrels!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (18 May 2010):

    Perfect protest shot. The latest JPG blog post indicates we've been heard. We do have to work together to keep the family friendly site free of porn.

  • Dunja Kolar

    Dunja Kolar gave props (18 May 2010):

    excellent photo

  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva gave props (18 May 2010):

    Very cute fighting squirrels! I agree with your comments, too. Only the lowest common denominator thinks that degrading images such as the "Minnie" picture can be considered art. Regarding your comment about filtering, I looked at Fox Harvard's site to see if he's following the filtering guidelines, and sure enough, I noticed that he has several images that should be filtered but are not. I don't want to see those images show up in spotlights either.

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (19 May 2010):

    Your photo is very symbolic of what we have come through lately with JPG, only to have them condone the porn we have protested. This is a wonderful post, Andrea. Thank you for your words too. They are so true.

  • Simona Ranieri

    Simona Ranieri gave props (19 May 2010):


  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (19 May 2010):

    Great timing! Well done.

  • Julie V McKinney

    Julie V McKinney gave props (19 May 2010):

    Too precious

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (21 May 2010):

    Marcus, I read your well written essay and you have a right to your opinion

    but I still stand by mine and this is why freedom of speech is heard to

    voice our opinions...If we all thought alike this would be a dull world.

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (24 May 2010):

    Hello there Andrea......... I'm trying to get caught up with things .... I love this photo... but, I am saddened by the amount of our friends that commented here and NOW are GONE!!! I so hope these new "filter" settings will improve things around here.... I'm hanging in.... because I too, would not be able to say good-bye.... I've met so many wonderful people here and have learned SO much... I don't believe I'd be where I am today, in my photography, for it not for such great friends, like yourself, that I have met here!!! We'll march on for the better :~)

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (7 Jun 2010):

    I must have overseen this CUTE one!!!!

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