January 7, 2011

Pornography link to violence there for all to see

Why do we use the phrase, “legislating morality,” when it comes to laws against pornography but not laws against murder, rape, domestic violence, etc.?

All one has to do is view the video “Fatal Addiction,” Dr. James Dobson’s interview with serial sexual killer Ted Bundy hours before his Florida execution, to learn how soft-core pornography is the doorway to hard core, which, in too many cases, leads to the above-mentioned crimes. Addiction craves something harder and harder.

Dobson was one of the 11 liberal and conservative members of the U.S. Attorney General’s 1986 Commission on Pornography. They couldn’t agree on anything, said Dobson, except when it came to the link of violence in pornography and violence against women and children. The vote was 11 to 0; everyone saw it.

Bundy said, “I’ve lived in prison for a long time now, and I’ve known a lot of men motivated to commit violence just like me, and without exception, everyone of them was deeply involved in pornography.”

The FBI’s own study on serial homicides shows that the most common interest among serial killers is pornography. Of the 36 convicted serial murderers who had killed multiple numbers of people, 29 of them, or 81 percent, listed pornography as their predominant interest, to the level of compulsion.

What we see influences what we do. If not, why do advertisers spend billions of dollars? Only in pornography do we refuse to make the connection. Almost every day, we read in the newspaper of another woman or child being sexually molested. As Bundy says in “Fatal Addiction”: “And as good a Christian home as I had — there is no protection against the kind of influences that there are loose in a society that tolerates.”

Ron J. Stauble Sr.


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