By Tony Perkins
The number of lives and families devastated by pornography is past numbering. As FRC’s Dr. Pat Fagan has written, “Pornography … distorts an individual’s concept of sexual relations by objectifying them, which, in turn, alters both sexual attitudes and behavior. It is a major threat to marriage, to family, to children, and to individual happiness.”
This week marks the White Ribbon Against Pornography (WRAP) week. Sponsored by the Porn Harms Coalition (of which FRC is a member), WRAP is designed to “educate the public on the harms from pornography and the many resources available to aid those affected.” In addition to crippling the lives of the women and men who participate in it, pornography scars those who view it. It’s well documented that pornography objectifies women, hurts marriage, increases infidelity, and can be as addictive as any hard drug.
Pornography, prostitution, sexually transmitted diseases, human trafficking, and prostitution are all linked, and bind millions of people in a downward spiral of moral and even physical death. Pornography is a real problem in the church, as well, and is a plague in the lives of far too many Christians.
To learn more about what you can do to join the WRAP movement and the larger effort to stop the moral cancer of pornography, go to FRC’s anti-pornography resource page, visit the Porn Harms Coalition website, and check out Pastor Jay Dennis’s “One Million Men Porn Free” movement.
Tony Perkins is president of the Washington, D.C.-based Family Research Council. He is a former member of the Louisiana legislature where he served for eight years, and he is recognized as a legislative pioneer for authoring measures like the nation’s first Covenant Marriage law.
(Via FRC’s Washington Update. Tony Perkins’ Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC senior writers.)
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