Crossed The Tiber

An Evangelical Converts to Catholicism

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I was born into the Catholic faith. At 14, I was "born again" and found Jesus personally but lost His Church. After thirty years as an evangelical protestant, I have come full circle to find that He has been there all the time, in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I wish others to find the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith as I have found.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

News Flash! Men Who View Porno Objectify Women!

Today in the news, there is a story about a scientific study at Princeton that revealed that men who view images of bikini-clad women tend to view them as objects. Hey, now that's a news flash! They are even suggesting that men shouldn't view pornography at work because it may cause them to be more insensitive and aggressive to the woman they work with. (Not to mention how it must affect their marriage and their eternal soul)
In a related article, Inside Catholic reprints an article that is 10 years old yet still incredibly timely called the Politics of Pornography. It's a bit long but worth the time and I encourage everyone to read it.

The problem of porn is only going to get worse in the US as President Obama's appointment for Deputy Attorney General, David Ogden, has been an ardent legal defender of the porn industry. Read more about him here. God have mercy. Anyone who supports the dignity and rights of women in this country should be up in arms about this pick. But there is silence from those who should be the most appalled.

From the Catechism:
2354 Pornography consists in removing real or simulated sexual acts from the intimacy of the partners, in order to display them deliberately to third parties. It offends against chastity because it perverts the conjugal act, the intimate giving of spouses to each other. It does grave injury to the dignity of its participants (actors, vendors, the public), since each one becomes an object of base pleasure and illicit profit for others. It immerses all who are involved in the illusion of a fantasy world. It is a grave offense. Civil authorities should prevent the production and distribution of pornographic materials.


Blogger George Weis said...

Hey Russ,

Ashkey read that study to me, and it was fascinating. However, the results are more than obvious to us!

We were actually talking about the O-man in general before his election, and we deduced that with his extremely liberal leanings, the entertainment and common showing of lust driven junk would only increase and perhaps rapidly.

This appointing of David Ogden is only all the more reason to believe such a thing. We need to pray hard my friend!

Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy!!!

Much love to you my friend!


February 21, 2009 7:51 PM  

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