Maine’s Christian Civic League is calling for a ban on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
The League writes that we live in a time where “the public has been dangerously desensitized to violence,” and that “many find a thrill in participating in violent video games.” It claims that Modern Warfare 2 goes too far, “even in our own desensitized age,” and specifically calls out the No Russian scene (which it calls the “Massacre Level”) as most offending.
“All decent people should denounce the game,” continues the League, which goes on to suggest that the state of Maine should open debate into banning “these” games completely.
The League then attempts to play up the link between violent videogames and school shootings, and while Maine has yet to have a school shooting of its own, “the danger is growing each passing day” adds the League.
Videogames are just one manifestation of current social ills however:
The ready availability of drugs, violent video games, and outrageous rock music is a witch's brew which will eventually lead to tragedy here in Maine.
In related League news, the group also accused the owner of a local book store of being a witch and claimed that the store owner cast a spell on the Administrator of the League, Mike Hein, in return for being “outed” as a “practitioner of the occult.”