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The student union at the University of Maryland is causing a stir with plans to show a hardcore pornographic flick on campus.

 

Students at the school's College Point campus will show "Pirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge" at the campus movie theater on Saturday night, according The Baltimore after receiving a free copy of the film from its distributor, Digital Playground, according to The Baltimore Sun.

 

Critics of the plan, like Catholic Student Center chaplain Rev. Kyle Ingels, said the union’s actions are demeaning.

 

"We're trying to promote greater respect on campus of all people, and something like a pornographic film is not contributing," Ingels told the Sun. "It's degrading to the human person."

 

But some support the **adult material** movie screening, calling it another option over late-night drinking.

 

"We thought this would be something fun for the students to do, especially since we're getting close to the end of the semester," Lisa Cunningham, the program coordinator for the Hoff Theater, told the paper. "We're a college movie theater and we thought it would bring out the students."

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Or the kids could just go to the Library of Congress, if they are really that hungry to see what the Library of congress approves of.

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The student union at the University of Maryland is causing a stir with plans to show a hardcore pornographic flick on campus.

 

Students at the school's College Point campus will show "Pirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge" at the campus movie theater on Saturday night, according The Baltimore after receiving a free copy of the film from its distributor, Digital Playground, according to The Baltimore Sun.

 

Critics of the plan, like Catholic Student Center chaplain Rev. Kyle Ingels, said the union’s actions are demeaning.

 

"We're trying to promote greater respect on campus of all people, and something like a pornographic film is not contributing," Ingels told the Sun. "It's degrading to the human person."

 

But some support the **adult material** movie screening, calling it another option over late-night drinking.

 

"We thought this would be something fun for the students to do, especially since we're getting close to the end of the semester," Lisa Cunningham, the program coordinator for the Hoff Theater, told the paper. "We're a college movie theater and we thought it would bring out the students."

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Ed_Palmedo    0

With a planned showing of a controversial pornographic movie on the University of Maryland campus, the state legislator who is trying to halt the event turned his attention to the university's capital budget, threatening an attempt to cut those funds in Annapolis.

 

State Sen. Andrew Harris (R-Baltimore County), who last week tried to block the university's $424 million share of state operating funds over plans to screen the film at the theater in the student union, announced his new approach today. The state operating budget is now in conference committee and cannot be amended when it emerges, but debate on the capital budget could begin as early as tonight.

 

"I know some students would like to portray this as a free speech issue," Harris said in a statement. "It is not. This is about the use of taxpayer dollars, and the Maryland General Assembly acts every day on issues concerning the use of taxpayer dollars. Just because someone is on a college campus they do not have a right to spend the hard-earned money of Maryland's taxpayers on something as detrimental to our society as hard-core XXX pornography."

 

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert) said that he cannot control the amendments Harris introduces but said he hopes the issue will be resolved by university regents, whom Miller said should develop a policy on the kind of movies that may be shown on campus.

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JT Allen    0

It's sort of difficult to know whether or not this is motivated by real economics or fear of sex ... wacky idea though ... and that's coming from ME!

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Ahem!! I still say; Go to the Library Of congress. You wouldn't believe what they screen in terms of adult material movies.

 

 

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The trailer IS super cool. I thought it was a joke for the first 30 seconds. HIGH-dollar production is what it at least looks like.

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