Church to look at pornography

The Church of Englands general synod is to debate a motion from the churchs diocese of Lichfield demanding that the government does more to interfere with peoples right to choose what they want to watch in their own homes.

A background paper claims that [s]tandards of taste and decency are changing and that this somehow a danger to society. Their justification seems to be this rather confused statement:

The boundaries are continually being pushed back. If you continue to walk closer and closer to the edge of the cliff you must eventually either stop or fall off. Those pushing the boundaries in the media show no sign of doing either.

Apparently, this sudden interest in porn on the part of the bishops was triggered by the film Destricted, which received an 18 certificate and is available from Amazon.


2 Responses to Church to look at pornography

  1. on 29 Aug 2008 at 8:13 am david john davies

    I am amazed at the complaceancy in our society as to the damage pornography does not only to relationships but to the mind.
    I recently discovered cartoon sex pages that include page after page of incest including graphic descriptions of how underage children deliberately trap their parent/s into having sex with them - it is so sad that clearly talented artists produce such dangerous material but can only conclude that they are already on that cliff edge themselves. Do they not realise that this feeds the hunger of those who would prey on children and would ask why our churches and our mps do not fight these companies ? Why doesnt the British government not force Microsoft and others in the internet business to block these materials - there is an American company called American Family Filter that can filter all such materials before it arrives at the desk top so the technology, if not the willingness, is there.
    Pornographers can make vast fortunes and clearly internet service providers are taking advantage of their trade. Sick, very sick people.
    Our children have the right to ask us for our protection but my question is a simple one - do we care enough to give it to them ? God bless, John Davies.


  2. on 30 Aug 2008 at 12:33 am Paul

    David:

    I am amazed at the complaceancy in our society as to the damage pornography does not only to relationships but to the mind.

    Do you have any evidence for the damage done by pornography? I ask because your claim is one that is often repeated but never supported.

    I recently discovered cartoon sex pages that include page after page of incest including graphic descriptions of how underage children deliberately trap their parent/s into having sex with them

    This is another interesting claim. Ill admit that I do visit humour pages and have - on occasion - wondered past some adult content on the internet. But I have never stumbled across anything that discusses or even suggests incest. So I can only assume that you spend a lot more time looking for this stuff than I do.

    how underage children deliberately trap their parent/s into having sex with them

    And this sounds dangerously like fantasy. I think you should seek help.


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