Hugh Hefner is ready for war—
not against his former wives or girlfriends, but against conservative politicians who he says are thrusting their viewpoints into other people's bedrooms.In a rare move, the founder of Playboy magazine
picks up his pen and writes an editorial in the May issue of the men's magazine. The politics website Politico.com notes
that Hefner, in his editorial headlined "The War Against Sex," blasts "repressed conservatives ... [for] pounding on America's bedroom door."
"For months I have watched the rhetoric building," writes Hefner. "Last October, in an interview with an evangelical blogger, Rick Santorum promised to defund birth control on the grounds that contraception is 'a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be.'
"Ron Paul was no better, believing that the birth control pill did not cause immorality but that immorality creates the problem of wanting to use the pill. Mitt Romney vowed to see a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage and to overturn Roe v. Wade."