A diverse gathering of groups and individuals has come to the Washington, D.C.-area to launch an effort to combat pornography.
The Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation held its first summit at the Tyson's Corner Marriot not far from the nation's capital. The multi-day event that began Friday morning and will conclude Saturday brings together researchers, scholars, and activists dedicated to combating pornography.
Dr. Sharon Cooper, a developmental and forensic pediatrician, discussed in her presentation the effects of early pornographic exposure among children and its relation to sexual abuse.
In an interview with The Christian Post, Cooper explained that she had worked on the issue of child abuse and maltreatment for over 30 years. "I've seen children who have been victims of child pornography production and I know what it does to them," said Cooper....
All right Stevenr ! ...so refreshing and encouraging to hear a man take a Biblical stance on such a topic and in a society where immorality abounds. There aren't too many men, Christian or not, that are that solid. You will be greatly appreciated as a husband.
Man!!! Pornography makes me almost cry everytime I think about the chains it had tied to men and women. It makes me look at the world and hope that the coming of Christ would be sooner before my children grow up... It's a sin that had crept into churches and families. Arghhh!
I teach Sociology and Criminal Justice at a small College, people need to understand that there is a massive amount of research data that shows the inherent dangers of pornography; it is as mentally addictive as heroin, and is directly responsible for the objectification of women, as a result it is the leading cause of violence against women...
Many criminals, like Ted Bundy, got their start with the underwear section of the JC Penny's catalog. Society wants to ignore the effects of nakedness, (Biblical definition) and continue to allow the "startup porn" that is available everywhere. (Kind of like their current stupidity regarding Marijuana.) I have to agree with Strat. We are in the last days... Stupidity reigns, and there is no changing it. We must continue to stand for right, regardless, and we as men need to not only REMEMBER Matthew 5:28, but mitigate the dangers that the dressing habits of the lost world will pose. "I made a covenant with mine eyes;" (Job 31:1)
Witherify wrote: The "inadequacy of moralism" crowd (lifestyle left) sees little use for commandments or even a moral order to society. For these God covers all sin so why worry. Let sin abound so that God's grace abounds all the more.
Yes,and when that sin begins to produce bills and consequences that same crowd will tell you to it is your Christian obligation to pay them,they want nothing to do with your faith,righteousness or holy living but will demand your money when the wheels come off of their life.
Cezar wrote: Premarital sex is the only health crisis. I bet most of the people in The "Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation" are for premarital sex.
The "inadequacy of moralism" crowd (lifestyle left) sees little use for commandments or even a moral order to society. For these God covers all sin so why worry. Let sin abound so that God's grace abounds all the more.
I would totally agreethat pornography exposure on a regular basis is extremely damaging to the person, mainly men obviously. They will have a difficult time having a normal relationship with a woman. The problem is porn is not just online or in magazines. Several times a week when I am shopping in stores like target , walmart,grocery stores wherever, I see girls dressed like hookers. With extremely short shorts as to where you can see their rear end and thin strapped halter like tops. There is no modesty anymore. No wonder their iare so manysexual predators.