Soldiers Could Be Denied Edutainment of Playboy and Penthouse Former Marine and Republican congressman Paul Broun of Georgia does not care for pornography, but he especially doesn't like the smut that the men and women of the armed forces can purchase from military exchanges. In the Army Times, Broun describes the purpose of his Military Honor and Decency Act (H. R. 5821) which would ensure "taxpayers will not be footing the costs of distributing pornography” on military bases. Essentially, he wants military exchanges to stop selling Playboy and Penthouse, adding that "our troops should not see their honor sullied so that the moguls behind magazines like Playboy and Penthouse can profit." When Broun's office was informed that military exchanges were self-funded, Broun's spokesman contended that government revenues are "used to pay military salaries, so taxpayer money is, in effect, being used to buy these materials." Exactly. Wait, no, that doesn't make any sense. In any case, it's not just nudity and sex Rep. Broun is against: the bill also hopes to ban periodicals that "give prominence to nudity or sexual or excretory activities." There goes your subscription to Deuce Aficionado, Lieutenant. [Army Times]