By Duncan Williams

Porn is for losers, says Pamela

Pamela Anderson
Pamela Anderson attends PETA’s Animals’ Party at The Willard Hotel on January 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Leigh Vogel/Getty Images)

Our ever expanding digital era has made pornography more available than ever before. People have access to porn on their computers, iPads, phones and social media at an alarming rate.

Former Bay Watch star, Pamela Anderson, recently caught the attention of the world's press by making this bold statement;

"We must educate ourselves and our children to understand that porn is for losers."

Anderson, once a regular Playboy centerfold, is now a mother and went on to echo what many Christian groups and research studies have been saying for some considerable time, that porn is "a boring, wasteful and dead-end outlet for people too lazy to reap the ample rewards of healthy sexuality."

And most poignantly, she says. "I'm afraid the world will forget how to make love because of porn."

Author, evangelist and speaker Josh McDowell has welcomed this issue being highlighted by Pamela Anderson and the media coverage it has triggered. He believes, "the Christian Church is now actively challenged to confront porn."

"I would personally say from all my knowledge that pornography's probably the greatest threat to the cause of Christ in the history of the world," McDowell told CBN News.

"It's that serious. While we're out trying to win the world through Christ - pastors preaching to the community - pornography is coming right in the back door."

McDowell insists detailed academic research from the recently published Barna Report*, fully backs up Pamela Anderson's claims, and shows the pornography epidemic is far worse than originally thought.

Perhaps the most sobering finding from the study is the reality of how accepted viewing porn has become in our culture today, particularly amongst teens and young adults.

Fifty-four percent of adults 25 and older believe viewing porn is wrong. Only 32 percent of teens and young adults (13-24) say looking at porn is wrong. In addition, according to the Barna Report, only one in 10 teens and one in 20 young adults say they talk with their friends about porn "in a disapproving way."

Four times as many male adults 25 and older use porn than female adults in the same age category (47 percent to 12 percent).

Pamela Anderson may be comforted to know that practicing Christians are more than three times less likely to use porn than other teens and adults (13 percent compared to 42 percent).

Nick Pitts, who serves on the Denison Forum and is an adjunct professor at Dallas Baptist University, in his "Daily Briefing", also weighs in on the subject: "Minister and author Oswald Chambers defines sin as 'a legitimate desire taken to an illegitimate place'. In human experience, there is a legitimate and good desire to be known deeply and loved wholly. After all, in the Garden of Eden God said it was not good for man to be alone (Genesis 2:18). However, porn gives the allusion of intimacy but leaves the victim still lonely."?


*Barna Group is a research and resource company located in Ventura, California. Started in 1984, the firm is widely considered to be a leading research organization focused on the intersection of faith and culture.

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