Anti-Porn Activist: ‘Ethically Sourced’ Porn ‘Sounds Like an Oxymoron’

Anti-Porn Activist: ‘Ethically Sourced’ Porn ‘Sounds Like an Oxymoron’

The following is a response to this article (Link): Lutheran Pastor Defends ‘Ethically Sourced Porn,’ Wants to Remove ‘Shame’ From Industry

I have a comment or two to make below these excerpts….

(Link): Anti-Porn Activist: ‘Ethically Sourced’ Porn ‘Sounds Like an Oxymoron’

By Michael Gryboski , Christian Post Reporter | Nov 13, 2018 7:42 AM

An anti-pornography activist has taken issue with an Evangelical Lutheran Church in America pastor’s support for “ethically sourced porn” and the removal of shame from the sex entertainment industry.

“What she is saying about shame sounds to me like a condemnation of shame in general, that there is nothing good about it,” Peggy Cairns, Education chairperson with the Maryland Coalition Against Pornography, told The Christian Post. “I would contend that there is a place for shame in life, it’s part of how our consciences work, and we need more of it rather than less in today’s compass-less world.”

Lutheran pastor and author Nadia Bolz-Weber recently argued that there should be no shame in consuming pornography, especially if it is “ethically sourced.”

Bolz-Weber explained to the New Jersey-based LGBT publication Out In Jersey that while she recognizes that there are “issues of justice and exploitation within the porn industry,” she still does not believe that the “consumption of pornography should be shamed.”

“There is ethically sourced porn. There are people who say it’s sexual immorality, but if you take Liberals and Conservatives who show outrage and made a Venn diagram of those who consume pornography, you’d see a huge overlap,” said Bolz-Weber.

“There are people who consume pornography in a shame based way, it would be horrible if people know because they are those who are morally outraged as Liberals or Conservatives. That’s a lonely place to exist, let’s take that part out of it. I’m not going to shame people when they already feel ashamed.”

Cairns said that she felt Bolz-Weber’s comments appeared to be “symptomatic of far-left leanings.”

Cairns referenced TED Talk’s removal of a controversial speech from May in which a medical student gave a pro-pedophilia presentation.

“Perhaps that’s a more extreme example, but it’s hard to follow Christ and yet show sympathy for an industry whose product has, in my opinion, no redeeming virtues and numberless damaging aspects,” stated Cairns.

“‘Ethically-sourced porn’? I haven’t researched how she defines that but it sounds like an oxymoron to me.”

Read the rest of that article (Link): here

My comments…

I don’t believe that porn is feminist or empowering for women.

The third or fourth wave feminists – the ones who champion porn – are in denial that porn objectifies women.

Regarding this quote by Bolz-Weber (source):

“There is ethically sourced porn. There are people who say it’s sexual immorality, but if you take Liberals and Conservatives who show outrage and made a Venn diagram of those who consume pornography, you’d see a huge overlap,” said Bolz-Weber to Out in Jersey.

So, just because a lot of Christians who speak out against porn yet use it themselves, she is saying that everyone should then sit around and be okay with porn?

Those Christians may be hypocritical in their position (that porn is bad) but they are not incorrect. They do at least have some sense to be ashamed of what they are doing, and not running around excusing it.


Related:

(Link): Some Researchers Argue that Shame Should Be Used to Treat Sexual Compulsions

(Link): Sometimes Shame Guilt and Hurt Feelings Over Sexual Sins Is a Good Thing – but – Emergents, Liberals Who Are Into Virgin and Celibate Shaming

(Link): Porn is Causing Shocking Trend of Children Sexually Assaulting Other Kids, Medical Experts Warn (2018)

(Link): Anti Virginity Editorial by Christian Blogger Tim Challies – Do Hurt / Shame Feelings or Sexual Abuse Mean Christians Should Cease Supporting Virginity or Teaching About Sexual Purity

(Link): Slut Shaming and Virgin Shaming and Secular and Christian Culture – Dirty Water / Used Chewing Gum and the CDC’s Warnings – I guess the CDC is a bunch of slut shamers ?

(Link):  Celibate Shaming from an Anti- Slut Shaming Secular Feminist Site (Hypocrisy) Feminists Do Not Support All Choices

(Link): Christian Preacher Admits He Won’t Preach About Sexuality For Fear It May Offend Sexual Sinners

(Link): I Notice It’s the Fornicators Who Want to Ignore or Downplay the Bible’s Teaching that People Are To Stay Virgins Until Marriage

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