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  • Ebook ‘Porn and the Pastor’ available now

    August 24 2018 by SBTS Communications | with 0 comments
    Ebook ‘Porn and the Pastor’ available now

    A new ebook released Aug. 23 addresses the gravity of pornography addiction among pastors and outlines methods for fighting it. Porn and the Pastor: The Life and Death Consequences of Addiction in Ministry, edited by C. Jeffery Robinson and Garrett Kell, is published jointly by Southern Equip, …

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  • Protecting children from porn called ‘daily war’

    November 9 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Protecting children from porn called ‘daily war’

    Churches and parents must model and emphasize a godly respect for human sexuality to protect children from the pervasive and savvy culture of pornography, speakers in a religious webinar addressing the subject said. No longer adequate are the internet filters parents have relied on to prevent exposure to pornography, said Dean Inserra.

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  • Youth porn use spurs webinar

    October 24 2017 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    Youth porn use spurs webinar

    How to counter teen pornography use within faith communities is the subject of a webinar to be hosted twice in November by the Religious Alliance Against Pornography. The Religious Alliance Against Pornography is an interfaith effort to mobilize people to understand and combat pornography.

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  • Gallup poll records ‘humbling’ moral decline

    May 17 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Gallup poll records ‘humbling’ moral decline

    A Gallup poll indicating Americans are more “left-leaning” than ever on 10 of 19 moral issues has been called “humbling” and “chastening” by a Southern Baptist Convention seminary president. A Fordham University ethicist critiqued the poll as “deeply misleading” for suggesting moral permissiveness is limited to liberals.

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  • Porn deemed public health crisis, harmful in 5 states

    April 28 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Porn deemed public health crisis, harmful in 5 states

    At least five states have officially declared pornography a public health crisis or harmful to the public, and at least one other is considering a similar measure, according to bill updates filed on state legislature websites.

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  • ‘Dirty Dozen’ sex exploiters named by watchdog group

    March 9 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Dirty Dozen’ sex exploiters named by watchdog group

    The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has released its 2017 Dirty Dozen list of companies most responsible for promoting pornography and sex crimes among adults and children in homes, libraries, hotels and other places. Amazon, the American Library Association, Amnesty International, Backpage.com, Cosmopolitan magazine, HBO, Snapchat and YouTube are repeats on the list.

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  • Porn ‘health hazard’ resolutions considered

    January 26 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Porn ‘health hazard’ resolutions considered

    Tennessee and Virginia would become the latest states in the U.S. to declare pornography a public health hazard under resolutions introduced in the states’ legislatures. Tennessee Senate Joint Resolution 35 urges the state to “recognize pornography as a public health hazard leading to a broad spectrum of individual and public health impacts and societal harms.”

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  • McDonald’s implements porn filter at U.S. stores

    July 19 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    McDonald’s implements porn filter at U.S. stores

    The McDonald’s corporation’s decision to filter pornography from Wi-Fi at its U.S. restaurants has been called “brave and bold” by the leader of Southern Baptists’ anti-pornography campaign. “I applaud McDonald’s for this brave and bold step of protecting people, especially children, from the evil that hovers over every place that offers Wi-Fi,” said Jay Dennis.

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  • Utah could be first to declare porn a health crisis

    March 28 2016 by Kiley Crossland, World News Service | with 0 comments
    Utah could be first to declare porn a health crisis

    A Utah bill, Senate Concurrent Resolution 9 (SCR9), marks the first time a state has called pornography a “public health crisis,” language more often used for smoking, drunk driving, and epidemics like Ebola. It unanimously passed in the state House and Senate.

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  • Amid digital-age porn, kids need ‘safe place’

    February 26 2016 by Grace Thornton, The Alabama Baptist | with 0 comments
    Amid digital-age porn, kids need ‘safe place’

    These days nine of 10 boys and six of 10 girls are exposed to hardcore porn before age 18. In response to this epidemic that Traylor Lovvorn and his wife Melody started Undone Redone, a ministry to help protect and heal families from the devastating effects of pornography and sexual addiction and sin.

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  • Trafficking victim even went to church

    February 10 2016 by Raleigh Sadler, Metropolitan New York Baptist Association | with 0 comments
    Trafficking victim even went to church

    Human trafficking occurs when those most vulnerable are exploited for commercial gain. According to the Walk Free movement, as many as 36 million people are modern-day slaves. With cases reported in all 50 states in the U.S., it is clear that anyone can be affected by this evil …

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  • Study: monthly porn exposure the norm for teens

    January 21 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Study: monthly porn exposure the norm for teens

    Half of teenagers and nearly three-quarters of young adults come across pornography at least monthly, and both groups on average consider viewing pornographic images less immoral than failing to recycle. Those are among the findings of a survey of 2,700 Americans released by Barna Group.

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  • Playboy’s nudity purge addressed

    October 19 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Playboy’s nudity purge addressed

    Playboy’s decision to remove nude photos from the U.S. print edition of its magazine, pornography opponents say, in no way suggests the company is moving away from the objectification and exploitation of women. Playboy Enterprises CEO Scott Flanders told The New York Times naked pictures in a magazine are “just passé at this juncture” ...

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  • ‘Fifty Shades’ casts shadow over Valentine’s weekend

    February 19 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Fifty Shades’ casts shadow over Valentine’s weekend

    Record-breaking sales for the R-rated film “Fifty Shades of Grey” on its opening weekend should grieve Christians and encourage pastors to persevere in promoting God’s Word, Southern Baptists said. The movie based on the best-selling book trilogy broke the box office record by more than 50 percent for Valentine’s Day …

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  • Porn damages & degrades relationships

    January 6 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 2 comments
    Porn damages & degrades relationships

    A new study concluding that pornography use leads to decreased enjoyment of sexual intimacy for men illustrates “the detrimental effect” obscene images have on “a male’s sexual health.” The researchers asked a sample of 487 males ages 18-29 a range of questions regarding the frequency of their pornography use…

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