Arguments Against Pornography

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Ever since the Warren Court made liberal rulings that would later initiate removing pornography restrictions, social standards in the U.S. have fallen and the harmful effects of pornography are widespread.

Viewership from minors

The availability of pornography throughout the internet has led to many minors consuming pornography. According to a study, forty-two percent of 10 to 17 year-olds who use the internet have been exposed to pornography, and two-thirds of them came across the explicit content without any intention to.[1]

Crime rate increases

While some falsely claim without sufficient evidence that pornography supposedly reduces sexual assault,[2] studies have shown that pornography, even non-violent pornography, is correlated to an increase in aggressive behaviors and violent assaults.[3]

Biblical condemnation

Since the consumption of pornography is always rooted in purely lustful desires, there is no biblical basis that can support any justification of such. 1 Corinthians 6:18 says that " All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body."[4] In addition, Ephesians 5:3 adds: "But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people."

"Right to privacy"

While far-left organizations like the ACLU[5] as well as others may try to justify individual viewership of pornography on the basis of "right to privacy," it should be noted that the argument has obvious flaws, as such arguments cannot have a moral basis in justifying child pornography. Given widespread misogyny, abuse, and the extreme violence implied and sometimes even blatantly explicit in pornography, cases made to justify it quickly run on flawed logic.

In addition, those who oppose restrictions on pornography on the basis of 1st Amendment absolutism may not know that many of the very Founders who helped pass the Bill of Rights would later enact the Alien and Sedition Acts, which restricted speech and expressions deemed highly dangerous to the safety and well-being of the then-early United States.