The destructiveness of porn is herein discussed and it’s such an important article that no one concerned about the plague of porn addiction should skip it.
Ariel Castro belongs in prison. Last week, he was sentenced to serve more than one thousand years. But despite the depths of his depravity, when Castro stood shackled in a Cleveland courtroom, he confessed a common American problem. “I believe I am addicted to porn,” he said, “to the point where I am impulsive, and I just don’t realize that what I am doing is wrong.” Pastors everywhere have heard those words before. Probably many times. Pornographic addiction is powerful, destructive, and all too typical. Ariel Castro’s addiction is no excuse for his actions, but it points to a deep and sobering reality: Free, anonymous, and ubiquitous access to pornography is quietly transforming American men and American culture.
Churches across our country need to speak out against this plague boldly and prophetically and Pastors in particular need to address the situation so that no one is left with any illusions about its destructive power or supposed harmlessness.