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The CDA provisions were in tandem with Christian faith and the Holy bible which deplores immorality. The book of 1Thessalonians 4:3 states,” For this is the will of God, your sanctification. that is, that you abstain from sexual immorality.” The Bible also states in the book of Proverbs 29:17, “Correct your son and he will give you comfort. He will also delight your soul.” This act sought to safeguard upbringing of children by shielding them from a filthy society that threatens corrupt their morality.
However, in the case of “Reno vs. American Civil Liberties Union,” the court of Supreme upheld a previous lower court decision that the CDA violated two existing provisions of the constitution. The CDA act violated the first amendment that provided freedom of speech. The CDA was found also violating the Fifth Amendment by virtue of vagueness of its words such as “indecent “and “patently offensive” (Law.cornell.edu, 2014). The judges final ruling resonates with an incidence in the Bible where Jesus disregarded Mosaic Law in order to protect a more fundamental right in the book of John 8:7-8 where he saved an adulterous woman from a mob that wanted to stone her, as required by the Mosaic Law.