SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Thousands of Christians at a weekend
rally in California have rejoiced at news that Craigslist started
censoring its erotic ads.

Preachers at The Call to Conscience rally outside the state Capitol in Sacramento thanked God for what they called an answer to prayer.

Craigslist replaced its adult services section on Saturday with a black bar that says "censored."

Seventeen state attorneys general had said there weren't enough protections to block potentially illegal ads that promote prostitution and child trafficking.

Last month, Christian singer Natalie Grant charged that "children are being sold on Craigslist," and urged her fans to send protests to Craigslist founder Craig Newmark.

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