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  • Protecting children from porn called 'daily war'

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, November 08, 2017 (3 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Churches and parents must model and emphasize a godly respect for human sexuality to protect children from the pervasive and savvy culture of pornography, speakers in a religious webinar addressing the subject said Tuesday (Nov. 7.)

    No longer adequate are the internet filters parents have relied on to prevent exposure to pornography, said Dean Inserra, lead pastor of City Church, a Southern Baptist congregation in Tallahassee, Fla. He was the main speaker in the webinar hosted by the interfaith Religious Alliance Against Pornography (RAAP). Read More

  • SBC DIGEST: Youth porn use spurs webinar; Hannibal-LaGrange earns perfect NAIA character score

    by BP Staff, posted Monday, October 23, 2017 (4 months ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- How to counter teen pornography use within faith communities is the subject of a webinar to be hosted twice in November by the Religious Alliance Against Pornography.

    Among the webinar's presenters is Dean Inserra, pastor of City Church in Tallahassee, Fla. At least two Southern Baptists serve on the alliance's advisory board: K. Marshall Williams, pastor of Nazarene Baptist Church in Philadelphia, and Dan Darling, the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission's vice president for communications. Read More

  • Porn deemed public health crisis, harmful in 5 states

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, April 24, 2017 (10 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- At least five states have officially declared pornography a public health crisis or harmful to the public, and at least one other is considering a similar measure, according to bill updates filed on state legislature websites.

    A resolution passed by the Tennessee Legislature declaring pornography a public health hazard was awaiting Gov. Bill Haslam's signature April 21. Days earlier, Tennessee became the fourth state to adopt such a resolution, joining Utah, South Dakota and Arkansas. Read More

  • 'Dirty Dozen' sex exploiters named by watchdog group

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, March 08, 2017 (one year ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) has released its 2017 Dirty Dozen List of companies most responsible for promoting pornography and sex crimes among adults and children in homes, libraries, hotels and other places.

    Amazon, the American Library Association (ALA), Amnesty International,, Cosmopolitan magazine, HBO, Snapchat and YouTube are repeats on the 2017 list, with the ALA and Cosmopolitan making the list the past five consecutive years. Comcast, EBSCO Information Services, Roku and Twitter are newcomers. Read More

  • Porn 'health hazard' resolutions considered in Tenn., Va.

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, January 25, 2017 (one year ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Tennessee and Virginia would become the latest states in the U.S. to declare pornography a public health hazard under resolutions introduced in the states' legislatures.

    Tennessee Senate Joint Resolution 35, which was filed in the state Senate Tuesday (Jan. 24), urges the state to "recognize pornography as a public health hazard leading to a broad spectrum of individual and public health impacts and societal harms." The resolution acknowledges the need for "education, prevention, research, and policy change at the community and societal level in order to address the epidemic" harming the state and nation. Read More

  • Advocates aim to give porn the tobacco treatment

    by Evan Wilt/WORLD News Service, posted Monday, August 08, 2016 (one year ago)

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- As more research links pornography to psychological and physiological damage, advocates hope it will soon generate the same national antipathy as smoking cigarettes. Read More

  • McDonald's implements porn filter at U.S. stores

    by David Roach, posted Friday, July 15, 2016 (one year ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The McDonald's corporation's decision to filter pornography from Wi-Fi at its U.S. restaurants has been called "brave and bold" by the leader of Southern Baptists' anti-pornography campaign.

    "I applaud McDonald's for this brave and bold step of protecting people, especially children, from the evil that hovers over every place that offers Wi-Fi," Jay Dennis, co-sponsor of the Join One Million Men Campaign, told Baptist Press in written comments. "McDonald's wisely understood and acted upon the fact that ... Read More

  • Labeling porn 'public health hazard' may bring change

    by Tom Strode, posted Monday, April 18, 2016 (one year ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Labeling pornography a "public health hazard" may prove to be a game-changer.

    That is the hope of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) and its allies in the attempt to prevent exposure and addiction to pornography and to help those impacted by its use.

    The effort to reverse the spread of sexually explicit material and ... Read More

  • Utah could declare porn a health crisis

    by Kiley Crossland/WORLD News Service, posted Monday, March 28, 2016 (one year ago)

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- A resolution declaring pornography a public health crisis landed on Utah Gov. Gary Herbert's desk in mid-March after unanimously passing the state House and Senate.  

    The bill, Senate Concurrent Resolution 9 (SCR9), marks the first time a state has called pornography a "public health crisis," language more often used for smoking, drunk driving, and epidemics like Ebola. Although the non-binding resolution does not change law, experts

    ay the bill is part of a concerted effort to start framing the issue as not merely a "moral" ... Read More

  • Porn use & teens

    by Chris Turner, posted Monday, March 21, 2016 (one year ago)

    Graphic by Corinne Williams, Tennessee Baptist Convention
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The number of searches for Internet pornography exponentially increases every second. If the rapidly changing online "porn ticker" represented increasing stock value, there would be thousands -- possibly millions -- of overnight millionaires. Instead, the ticker reveals an insatiable appetite for sexually explicit content, and a high percentage of those searching are teenagers.

    There have been nearly 2.5 billion searches for pornography since the beginning of 2015, according to Covenant Eyes, a company that specializes in Internet accountability and ... Read More