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Utah could declare porn a health crisis
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 & teensNASHVILLE (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 freedomNASHVILLE (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'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 teensNASHVILLE (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 woeNASHVILLE (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"Whatever Playboy does or doesn't do won't change God's plan and promise." -- Jay DennisNASHVILLE (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'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
SBC resolutions on key issues pull broad consensusCOLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- Messengers to the 2015 Southern Baptist Convention adopted nine resolutions -- some on culturally divisive issues -- with almost no opposition.
All the resolutions offered in the Tuesday afternoon session (June 16) at the SBC's meeting gained passage by unanimous or nearly unanimous votes. The messengers affirmed biblically based stances on such topics as same-sex marriage, racial reconciliation and the sanctity of human life, as well as religious persecution and pornography. Approved resolutions also called for spiritual awakening and celebrated the 90th anniversary of the Cooperative Program. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Convoluted reasoning
MILL VALLEY, Calif. (BP) -- Seminary president Jeff Iorg comments on the convoluted reasoning involving moral authority by Bay Area politicians after a consultant's arrest on child pornography charges. "Governing by principle based on unchanging moral convictions -- not popular opinion -- is essential for democracy to survive," Iorg writes. "Let's hope we figure this out again before it's too late." Read More