Family Research Council joins library Internet filters fray


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HOLLAND, MI -- Another conservative powerhouse is entering the local debate on Internet filters.

The Family Research Council is considering to what extent it will become involved in a campaign for a Feb. 22 ballot initiative that would require the Herrick District Library to install Internet filters on computers to prevent children from gaining access to pornography.
The national conservative group, formerly headed by current Republican presidential candidate Gary Bauer, is holding public sessions next week to demonstrate the effectiveness of filters in blocking out pornographic sites.

Initially, the organization had planned to limit its activities to providing demonstrations, said Kimberley N. Fraser, the council\'s vice president of constituent and information service.