TORONTO, Feb 20 (LSN) – The discrepancy between the moral degradation of Canada and the US and the relative innocence of other countries was highlighted this week as governments looked at indecency.  The Canadian Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal today seeking to allow the filthy practice of “lap-dancing” in Toronto’s multitudinous dens of iniquity known as strip clubs.  Although the decision will not eradicate the “clubs,” it will curb the latest craze, involving strippers in physical contact with the patrons, which has been rampant in the past 4 years.  In the US yesterday, a grand jury in Montgomery, Alabama indicted the nation’s largest bookseller, Barnes & Noble, on child pornography charges. The books in question portray children “under the age of 17 involved in obscene acts.” If convicted, the company could be fined up to $10,000 on each of the 32 counts. Detective Robert Fraker of the Bethel Park,  Pennsylvania, Police Department said “They’re the same type of photographs that I’ve seen confiscated from pedophiles.”  John Oliver, president of the Middle Tennessee Coalition for the Protection of Children and Families, explained that it took many months of protest by pro-family activists to get the issue before the courts.  In Lima, Peru, Wednesday, two congressmen proposed an “anti-lust” law that would require women to wear modest clothing in the workplace to cut down on improper sexual behavior.  Congressmen Eusebio Vicuna and Alejandro Abanto Pongo, both Evangelical Christians, told reporters the law would ban women from wearing miniskirts and short dresses in the workplace.  They noted that immodest dress contributed to an atmosphere of “lecherous behavior” and “carnal provocation.” The bill, which could be enforced within 60 days of its approval,  states: “It is necessary to legislate to maintain formality at work centers, through the use of uniforms or dresses that conform with modesty and respectability.”