Last night on Fox News. Bob Beckel said he thought pornography should be banned. Let me go on the record. Finally, I agree. It should be. It never will be. Constitutionally, it is by and large free speech. The ACLU and the courts would never allow it. While conservatives give lip service to it, the fact is it is popular across the board, with conservatives as with liberals. It is a pervasive evilk that has permeated our society from top to bottom and cannot be stopped. It is Original Sin unloosed. Only Jesus Christ, triumphing over dark forces in the End Times (which may happen according to some Bible scholars on May 21, 2011) can beat it. We cannot. Not with courts, laws, or self-serving “morals.”
I am no prude. I love beautiful women. I have seen all the images. I have not lived in a cave. It is precisely because I have seen it, and know first hand the destructive, soul-threatening power of porn, that I say if it could be eliminated (which man cannot do), we would be better off.
The decision to look at porn is ultimately man’s free will. When we deny free will and make men live in stir, we cause more sin. Just look at the nut jobs in the Middle East. I knew a soldier in Afghanistan during the early years of our war there. He told me local villagers offered all their worldly possessions for the porn they knew the sokdiers possessed. Such is its power.
Hugh Hefner unloosed much of this permissiveness on our society. He wrapped it in a seductive pose of power and glamour, but he was doing Satan’s work. I know. I was seduced by it all of it. In high school I idolized Hefner’s Playmates like pagan gods. Only upon maturity, after reading the Bible some eight times, do I realize what was done to me, and only now have I begun to, as as Paul said in his letter to the Corinthians, “put away childish things.”
But even the Reagan Adminsitration’s lackluster efforts to take Playboy out of 7-11s was met by a howl of protest. Ultimately Reagan could not protect us from sin. Only God can. We can pray and meditate, but only of our own free will, and asking God to perform miracles in our lives, can we hope to turn from our sins. His will be done.
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