Pornography – The Forgotten Vice
Attorney General Edwin Meese III announced the formation of a commission to ” dimensions of the problem of available empirical evidence on the relationship between exposure to pornographic materials and antisocial behavior…” The publication of the commission’s report, and the subsequent publicity accorded the report by one of it’s members, Dr. James Dobson, elevated public discourse about pornography among decent citizens. In due course there was an increase of activity to combat the evils of pornography.
Now, barely more than 20 years later nary a word is heard about the dilatory effects of pornography on the American populace. It was stated in the report that came out of the commission on pornography, about classical drama, ” very fact that many sexual references were veiled (however thinly) rather than explicit indicates that some sense of taboo or social stigma has always been in most societies attached to public discussion of sexuality.” With this in mind, be assured that the utmost care will be taken to treat this subject discreetly.
The growing interest in the “women’s revolution for modest dress” is a front line battle against immodesty in American culture. It is no giant leap to connect this revolution with an attempt to revitalize the greater battle against the blatant immodesty of pornography. If you are interested in lifting the standards of modest dress you will certainly have a desire to help end the debauchery.
In 1986 Attorney General Meese and Dr. Dobson successfully increased awareness of the problems associated with pornographic materials. Ed Meese and Dr. Dobson are retired now, and in recent years it seems that the Christian community can only focus on one or at the most two issues at a given time. If the Christian is going to reclaim the culture for Jesus Christ it will be necessary for Christians to attach the Christian worldview to every arena of life. When you take the approach to all of life no issue of morality will ever fall off the radar like pornography has over the past 20 years.
It does not defy logic to expect the “women’s revolution for modest dress” to once again raise the awareness of the hold that pornography has on the American culture, and to build the foundation of morality in the American mind to break that strangle hold.
Prepare yourself for this battle. It is not going to be easy. It will take time, effort and knowledge to claim victory against a foe that has grown to astronomic proportions.