Stamp Out Porn!

I am so disturbed and horrified that I could puke.  Since when does free speech allow us to further debase ourselves and harm others around us?

New York City’s 200-plus libraries are beginning to allow access to internet pornography.  Their claim?  Free speech according to the First Amendment.

It’s bad enough that porn is even allowed to be posted at all on the Internet or in the media.  I have yet to hear of any positive effects of it.

Many of us, including myself, are too passive to this danger.  We may put a block on our own computers and try to protect our children from it, but how often do we think of the millions of children who are suffering each day as a result of porn-driven molestors?

Libraries are public places and should be places of respect and dignity toward its patrons.  Smoking is banned because of the proven facts that second-hand smoke is harmful to our bodies.  Well, pornography is harmful to our spirits, the essence of who we are.  Those who succumb to this degradation lose all respect for themselves and eventually slide deeper into it and begin to sexually abuse others.  It’s so sad, and it’s so scary.

So what can we do about it?  First of all, find out if your community library allows access to internet porn.  I just called our library, and I was happy to hear they do have blocks on their computers.  However, there are always those who have ways to find porn anyway.

I talked with the librarian about the New York City libraries, and she shared how so much depends on the community the library is serving.  I really hope that many of the New York City patrons are protesting and doing their best to change the policy.

If your library allows it, try to get a team together to work towards changing it.  Most libraries get government funding, so work also through government officials.

Wouldn’t it be so much better if our government funded getting help for victims of porn addicts?  Or even help for addicts themselves?  Of course, in my heart, I don’t feel inclined toward mercy for any molestor, but I remind myself that any of us can fall prey to the deadly monster of porn, and there are some out there who really do want help.

Sensitive subjects like these are difficult to discuss with our children, but it’s out there in their faces already at an early age.  We need to be educated, and we need to educate our children. 

Protectkids.com has some resources on the ill effects of porn.  It even has some teen testimonials on porn and recovery.  Focus on the Family has various resources on pornography.

We can get so busy with life’s activities that we become passive about critical issues like these, but let’s open our eyes to the horror of it all and beg God to protect us and our children and all children around this entire world from the devastating repercussions of pornography.

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