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Christian Charity Says It’s Time to Hold Porn Industry Accountable

  • Veronica Neffinger
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2015 Nov 05
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A U.K. based Christian ministry and charity has publicly condemned the pornography industry and called out the need for greater regulation.

 

Christian Action Research & Education (CARE) is seeking to impose similar restrictions on the porn industry as are imposed on the gambling industry, Christian Today reports.

 

Currently, the U.K. restricts porn sites from viewing by children, but it places no restrictions on such sites in the case of adults.

 

CARE’s CEO Nola Leach said now is the time “to start recognizing the negative effects of porn on adults too.”

 

Christian today reports that there are between 700 and 800 million pornoagraphic pages online and that pornography accounts for more than a tenth of all internet searches.

 

CARE believes that restrictions should be able to be placed on such websites so that those who are trying to break a porn addiction can utilize them.

 

The gambling industry contributes £6m to fund research and therapy for gambling addicts. Leach believes that the porn industry should do the same.

 

The Bishop of Chester is holding a debate on the issue of pornography restrictions. This debate comes after reports that the EU is attempting to ban all online filters for pornagraphic sites.

 

Leach asserted that the Prime Minister must “urgently” make his stance clear and confirm whether a U.K. regulation of porn websites could be overruled by the EU’s policy.

 

 

Publication date: November 5, 2015

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