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

    by David Roach, posted Friday, July 15, 2016 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years ago)

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    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

  • Pornography addiction & steps to freedom

    by Joe Carter, posted Monday, March 21, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- In every age and culture there are certain habits of sinful behavior that are particularly common and overwhelmingly destructive. In modern Western cultures one of the most soul-destroying habits is consumption of pornography, which leads us to commit adultery in our hearts.

    For this reason (see Matthew 5:28) we should give special scrutiny to how habits of porn consumption develop and how they can, by the power of the Gospel, be overcome. Job 31:1 describes how to sever the shackles of porn. Read More

  • Amid digital-age porn, kids need 'safe place'

    by Grace Thornton/The Alabama Baptist, posted Thursday, February 25, 2016 (2 years ago)

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- Traylor Lovvorn saw porn for the first time when he was 8.

    It set him on a path that ripped his family apart for years before God healed him and put them back together.

    It breaks his heart. It sobers him. And it makes him wonder what's about to happen in the next few years.

    "Today's 8- to 12-year-olds, when they are first exposed to porn it is not a Playboy or Penthouse centerfold -- it is much more graphic and hardcore," Lovvorn said. Read More

  • Study: monthly porn exposure the norm for teens

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, January 20, 2016 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Half of teenagers and nearly three-quarters of young adults come across pornography at least monthly, and both groups on average consider viewing pornographic images less immoral than failing to recycle.

    Those are among the findings of a survey of 2,700 Americans released Tuesday (Jan. 19) by Josh McDowell Ministry and the Barna Group. McDowell Ministry and the Internet accountability software provider Covenant Eyes paid approximately a quarter-million dollars to commission the online survey, McDowell told Baptist Press. The study also found porn use is on the rise among young women and that 14 percent of senior pastors surveyed "currently struggle with using porn." Read More

  • Naghmeh Abedini regrets emails of marital woe

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, November 16, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The wife of imprisoned pastor Saeed Abedini has voiced regret for emails she sent to close friends reportedly accusing the pastor of spousal abuse stemming from what was described in press reports as his addiction to pornography.

    In two emails to close friends, Abedini disclosed that her marriage to Saeed Abedini has been troubled by "physical, emotional, ... Read More

  • Playboy's nudity purge addressed

    by David Roach, posted Friday, October 16, 2015 (3 years ago)

    "Whatever Playboy does or doesn't do won't change God's plan and promise." -- Jay Dennis
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Playboy's decision to remove nude photos from the U.S. print edition of its magazine, pornography opponents say, in no way suggests the company is moving away from the objectification and exploitation of women.

    "This decision was not a moral one, it was purely business," said Charles Beeghley, a Missouri pastor whose proposal to the Southern Baptist Convention Resolutions Committee this summer ... Read More

  • Black church conf. addresses 'biblical sexuality'

    by Myriah Snyder, posted Thursday, September 24, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- "The sexual revolution in the black church" was among the topics addressed at a Louisville, Ky., symposium on "Biblical Sexuality in the Black Church."

    More than 400 people gathered for the Sept. 19 sessions at Forest Baptist Church, where several Southern Baptists made presentations. Among them were symposium organizer Joel Bowman, pastor of Temple of Faith Baptist Church in Louisville, and Curtis Woods, the Kentucky Baptist Convention's associate executive director for ... Read More