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Church Leaders and Government Urged to Deal with Porn Epidemic

  • Veronica Neffinger
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2016 Jun 24
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At a recent conference, church leaders and governments were urged to take action to stop the pornography epidemic.

 

According to ChristianToday.com, the P Word conference was organized by two Christian groups, The Naked Truth and CARE, and took place in the Emmanual Center in Westminster.

 

The groups said the conference’s purpose was to “educate and equip church leaders to resist the damaging culture of watching porn.”

 

Speakers at the conference urged governments to implement restrictions on porn websites and to put other policies into practice to counter how easy it is for young people to access porn.

 

"The government sets the parameters in its duty to protect. They can signpost for things that need to be done,” stated Nola Leach, CARE’s chief executive.

 

Speakers also urged churches to address the issue with their congregations, instead of simply telling them that porn is bad and to stay away from it.

 

Sex addiction expert Paula Hall stressed the addictive nature of porn: "What starts as a pursuit of pleasure then becomes a way of escaping pain," she said. "It uses sex as a form of escape and not what it was created for."

 

Churches must open the discussion with their congregations if change is going to happen, Hall continues.

 

“We’ve got to start talking about it.”

 

 

Publication date: June 24, 2016

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