When Pat Trueman led the
fight against obscenity for the Reagan and Bush I
Administrations, there were 120 convictions in five years. “All
major pornographers were put out of business or put in jail,” he
told the Maryland Coalition Against Pornography recently.
However, there has not
been any prosecution for the past 20 years - since Bill Clinton
was elected. Meanwhile, the Internet multiplied the sexual
revolution 1,000-fold. Everybody has access to pornography in
their homes or offices, but few seem to realize its dangers.
Trueman told of a high
school girl in Richmond, CA. who was in charge of the Homecoming
Dance. She left the dance on school property and was surrounded
by boys who repeatedly raped her while recording the grisly
business on their cell phones.
“Why were so many high
school kids willing to rape a fellow student?” he asked.
“Because they have seen what it was like in videos, they wanted
to experience it themselves. The harms of pornography have
reached pandemic levels.”
Trueman suggested that a
porn warning label was needed, like the FDA requires for
prescription drugs. The warning might look like this:
lead to sexual dysfunction, even in young men. Married men no
longer get excited about their wives, and can’t perform.
pornography will lead to addiction, a significant percentage of
whom will become addicts who never recover.
Porn will affect
their relationship with their wife and prevent them from having
a satisfying sexual experience for the rest of their life.
Porn users will
require harder and more deviant materials, leading to the worst,
which is child pornography which had been virtually eliminated
17 years ago.
Consumers are 400
percent more likely to visit prostitutes, which will lead to
Violence in porn is
so common it will lead to violence with your wife or girl
You are likely to
take unwanted sexual liberties with people of the opposite
There is an
increased likelihood of extra marital affairs. “Anyone who looks
at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in
in his heart.”
Over the last 20
years, girls have changed their self image. It is not enough to
be a straight-A student because if they are not sexual enough,
they have a negative self-image.
Modern day porn is
leading to a generation highly populated with sexual perverts.
These points seem harsh or sound
exaggerated. However, Richard Land, President of
the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission
of the Southern Baptist Convention, told the National Press Club
this week: “There are more women and girls in sexual slavery
today than in 1861.”
However, Trueman, who
now leads Morality in Media is “more hopeful” than he has been
in many years. He has launched a War on Illegal Pornography
that could lead to a new consensus among conservatives on the
need to begin enforcing the law. Few realize the Supreme Court
has held that hard core pornography is illegal.
He thinks a new
Administration could come to power which would begin enforcing
the law once again. For example, all of the obscenity in motels
and hotels are from a single company, LodgeNet, which is based
in conservative South Dakota. “That company would go down,” he
If prosecutors win a
victory over Verizon for its transmission of filth into homes,
there would not just be a fine or jailing of executives, but a
confiscation of the Verizon equipment used to transmit the
porn. When GTE faced a similar likely seizure by the Justice
Department years ago, it stopped transmitting, and helped
prosecutors make a case against pornographers.
What’s more interesting
is that porn companies are not growing in their profits, as in
the past. “They are running out of business and may not be able
to spend large sums in a battle,” Trueman believes
Richard Land suggested
another answer for sexual trafficking and prostitution: “Go
after the customers. It’s time to put the johns in jail.”
However, the long term
key to winning this important battle is equipping citizens with
the strategies to fight the good fight. Trueman has created an
important website, which I urge you to visit: PornHarms.com.
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