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Should Pornography Be Illegal?
By moronidenovo
7/21/2012 1:02:04 AM
I believe Pornography will rot our society in the future, unless we all come together against it. With the rise of the internet, and smartphones/iPods, Pornography has entered not only our homes but even our children's bedrooms.

So the question we ask ourselves is, should we let society be exposed to these type of sexual things. Although many Mormon youth and adults struggle with pornography, it is nothing compared to the country.

The dangerous part about this is, the young kids and teens of America, are being exposed to pornography at younger ages and therefore will see those disgusting sexual acts as normal. What will the next generation look like?


I'm sure I don't have to explain to you guys the dangers of pornography, I think most of us understand it firsthand. But do you guys think we should, as a country, tackle pornography and ban it as much as possible?

Does this take away too much of our agency, or do you think it's worth it in order to protect our youth and marriages?

Also, porn was challenged in the courts in the 60s but was said to be protected under the first amendment, I have no idea how. But I think porn has evolved way beyond simple nudy magazines.

So, im open to what you guys think. Personally, Personally think pornography will decay our society as whole and our morals will go way down because our youth will not care for them. The family unit can be destroyed if we don't protect it.

Thanks, hope I didn't make this too long.

Comments:

I don't know    
"I don't know if it should be legal or illegal. But there are things you can do about porn. There are ways to fight against it. Yeah, I really hate porn because my husband has struggled with porn addiction. When I found out, it was very early in our marriage and I felt terrible. How could I compete with these other women with plastic boobs? It just really sucked.

Now, I fight porn with activism against it. If you want to do this, you can visit this site, or go to a site for Morality in Media: https://www.facebook.com/PornHarms"
posted at 13:14:40 on July 21, 2012 by Girlie
Ya but    
"I feel like we need a real fight, through the political process. We can start by making laws with our states maybe.

and isn't it funny that prostitution is illegal but you include a camera plus make money its LEGAL. Kinda weird.

But I guess would we be taking to much away, choice, if it is illegal. Would we be protecting ourselves too much or are we meant to struggle through pornography."
posted at 14:30:33 on July 21, 2012 by moronidenovo
Good thought,    
"Some pornography is illegal in the US, like child porn."
posted at 10:02:34 on July 22, 2012 by ETTE
making things illegal generally pushes things underground    
"Prohibition was a failure. Making pot illegal hasn't slowed consumption. The best fight would be to get it in the open and do studies showing how dangerous it is. Ultimately people have to decide to not do it because they see it able dangerous.

I think I read that like 25% of internet traffic is porn. It's really bad. What I fear is people deciding that you are bad if you don't do it."
posted at 12:15:19 on July 22, 2012 by Anonymous
Just becase something is becomes illegal wont make it like Prohibition    
"Alcohol has been consumed for centuries. Pornography, especially internet pornography, is relatively new. Children fan access hardcore porn with a few clicks.

Do we want our children to grow up like that? Not ours specifically, but the children of America.

Although child porn is illegal, its very much alive through the internet. i think if we really clamped down on all porn, not necessarily make it outright illegal but made it very regulated, child porn could be reduced significantly. How else will we get rid of child porn?

Also so many of the porn "actors" are actually victims. I say enough! We should come together in the future and support candidates who believe Porn is rotting out country."
posted at 12:35:26 on July 23, 2012 by moronidenovo
Write your congressperson and senators    
"You can find these people and how to contact them on the Internet. They can be contacted via email, mail, phone, or in person."
posted at 19:11:58 on July 23, 2012 by girlie
New?    
"Pornography is a word that has roots back to ancient Greece. I learned in a civilizations class that some of the old Roman baths had pornographic mosaics.

Sin is sin, and it's as old as dirt. Pornography might seem new to us because it's recently become easily accessible through the internet, but that does not make the concept of looking at an image for sexual pleasure "new".

I would guess that mankind had issues with sexual sin long before the first alcoholic beverage was consumed."
posted at 10:12:46 on July 24, 2012 by ETTE
Yes it should    
"Unequivocally and absolutely yes.
It will never be however. The lobbyists of the multibillion dollar porn industry are too powerful and hide behind the first amendment while rotting society to the core. Not too mention 50 percent of Christians ( not just LDS) are struggling with addiction, mostly secretly. They want to oppose it, but they are addicted, they can't oppose it."
posted at 00:59:41 on August 1, 2012 by WHATTODO2
Doesnt relate    
"Cute paintings of naked people and the internet porn is like comparing a cat and a tiger.... So ill make a post to explain further..

@what I agree, there is some serious fighting to do. But if we organize our energy and demand change, I think we would surprise ourselves."
posted at 02:41:19 on August 1, 2012 by moronidenovo


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"If, through our unrighteous choices, we have lost our footing on that path, we must remember the agency we were given, agency we may choose to exercise again. I speak especially to those overcome by the thick darkness of addiction. If you have fallen into destructive, addictive behaviors, you may feel that you are spiritually in a black hole. As with the real black holes in space, it may seem all but impossible for light to penetrate to where you are. How do you escape? I testify the only way is through the very agency you exercised so valiantly in your premortal life, the agency that the adversary cannot take away without your yielding it to him. "

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