Disturbing report: Comments on a report showing how many pornographers are reaching out to kids. Disturbing, indeed.
ChristiaNet Poll Finds That Evangelicals Are Addicted to Porn: Shocking! (not really). The poll itself is not all that much of a news story; however, the comments are very interesting.
Minister who was addicted to porn says case not rare: From the Lawrence Journal-World of Lawrence, Kansas (USA) comes this story where we see the usual spin: porn is an addiction, porn makes you a worse pervert, and so on… but there is a priceless quote at the end: “Most churches are too terrified to deal with this.” There is a good discussion afterwards, but some comments are too mean-spirited, in my opinion. Use your caution.
American Christian Romance Writers: Excuse me, ladies, but this sounds like an oxymoron. If the Church go down on porn consumers because “porn projects a wrong image of women”, then you must know that romance novels also project a wrong image of men; but romance writers can be “Christian” while porn… never (and rightly so). Double standards, anyone? The story page has great comments; and some amusing ones too, including the ones from romance writers expressing outrage at having their work being compared to pornography…
Hugh Hefner’s Hollow Victory: This is a story commenting a Christianity Today opinion piece that criticizes Hugh Hefner as the chief person responsible for the ‘mainstreaming’ of pornography into American culture. I find that piece mostly right, except where the author discusses the effects of pornography, where he (or she? I don’t really know with a name like Read) is predictably simplistic and rather naïve. There are some good links at the bottom of the CT page.