Children all over the world suffer from the effects of pornography. Many children are exposed to pornography by adults at a very young age, and many pedophiles use pornography (not only child pornogrpahy) to lure children into their demonic trap. So anyone who thinks there is no link or correlation between pornography and child abuse is simply ignorant or naive. Get your heads out of the sand. In fact, I would argue that Hugh Heffner and Larry Flynt have negatively affected far more children than this sick S.O.B. Sandusky. Just because they haven't physically abused children themselves does not mean that children have not suffered from their actions.
..It's kind of a free speech thing. We used to throw comedians in jail when they talked dirty during their acts. Lenny Bruce was literally pulled down from the stage by the cops. Worry about your own morality and leave the rest of us in peace. Thanks
If it's a free speech thing, then why are you stifling his free speech? And surely, please tell me it ain't so- you surely aren't comparing comedians to pornographers are you? Really? I'm with Gebre 100% on the Porn Crusade.
1 has lead to sex crimes.
2 is the number one addiction in the US.
3 ruins marriages.
4 ruins self-esteem of both men and women.
5 creates unhealthy and unrealistic fantasies.
I have to agree with Marc here. While comedians and pornographers are not the same thing (although with some modern "comedy", it is hard to tell), they are both protected by the same Amendment of the Constitution. So are Priests. We are not a Theocracy, so get over it. If you don't like that then move to Iran. Once you start determining what is protected speech by your own morals, you have NO reason to cry when the majority, who may find your speech spreading the Gospel offensive, decide to silence you. Nobody forces you to watch porn. And as for much of what you have listed above, I can find cases where every one of those can be applied to religion. Maybe we should ban religion. It has caused FAR more destruction and bloodshed than any pornography.
Relax, friend. You're expending unnecessary energy as no one has yet argued for the abolition of pornography (although in a perfect world...). But I would like for you to reconsider your argument that religion has caused more problems than pornography based on some demonstrable facts. Save for Islam perhaps, Christianity nor Judaism advocates violence. That guilt belongs solely to individuals using religion to advance their personal desires. Christianity is responsible for charities, education, and more importantly salvation. Christianity raises people and cultures up; transforming them completely. I submit that pornography, though protected, has absolutely zero socially redeeming value. It takes a beautiful gift from God and completely transforms it into something cruel and base. What worries me, in addition to what I listed above, is that pornographers have been successful in getting their products into the wrong age-appropriate hands. Rather than argue that everything should be "protected speech" simply out of fear that Christianity might lose it's protection, we should be trying to bring pornographers to Christ. And let me remind you, though society might try to stamp out Christianity we both know that nothing, not even the gates of Hell, will prevail in that endeavor.