Never one to miss a publicity opportunity, premiere closet case Peter LaBarbera has announced that the anti-gay Liberty Counsel has filed the first FCC indecency complaint (PDF) over Adam Lambert’s performance on the American Music Awards.
The Lambert performance featured, among other things, simulated oral sex, suggestive crotch grabbing, simulated digital penetration, sadomasochistic conduct, and homosexual open-mouth kissing. The Lambert performance was obscene.
Broadcasting obscene or indecent conduct is prohibited by 18 U.S.C. § 1464 and 47 C.F.R. § 73.3999. Conduct is obscene if: “(1) the average person, applying contemporary community standards, would find, taken as a whole, appeals to the prurient interest; (2) depicts or describes in a patently offensive way sexual conduct; and (3) taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value.” Infinity Broadcasting Corp., 3 F.C.C.R 930 (1987) (citing Miller v. California, 413 U.S. 15 (1973)). The Lambert performance clearly appealed to the prurient interest and depicted patently offensive sexual conduct. The performance depicted, among other things, simulated oral sex, suggestive crotch grabbing, simulated digital penetration, sadomasochistic conduct, and homosexual open-mouth kissing.
The Lambert performance lacks serious artistic value. ABC touted the Lambert performance as “what everyone will be talking about tomorrow.” Lambert’s vocal performance was not the crux of the performance; it was the obscene sexual conduct that ABC touted. Thus, the purpose was not to display serious artistic interest.
From his gay porn-strewn dungeon in the Chicago suburbs, LaBarbera warns: Folks, we’ll have much more on Adam Lambert and his calculated use of his nationally broadcast American Music Awards stage act to advance homosexual immorality and sadistic perversions in the name of “nondiscrimination.”