Parent Group Vows to Fight Game Lobbying Efforts

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The Parent Television Council has denounced the ESA's movement towards political action and promised to expose politicians who accept contributions from the gaming industry.

“Let me be clear of our intentions: Any public servant who cashes a check from the video game industry will be exposed by the PTC as taking a stand against families," said PTC president Tim Winter (pictured left) in a statement issued by the organization. "His or her actions will be communicated to constituents in his or her congressional district."

The statement suggests that the ESA's political efforts are meant to counter recent efforts to make the industry more accountable for game ratings by buying votes in Congress.

"The video game industry continues to fight meaningful accountability for selling inappropriate material to children. The industry has been exposed repeatedly for its reprehensible behavior and now they are looking for ways to buy friends in the government."

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    January 28, 2008 12:10 PM

    Aren't these family organizations usually OVERTLY christian or religious in nature to begin with? Other than that I understand wanting to expose lobbyists and politicians for accepting cash. I'm all for it. It's just these stupid organizations are always trying to tell other people what to do.

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      January 28, 2008 12:30 PM

      is this your first time discovering the christian religion?