The Pornography Epidemic

Pornography use in today’s society is at epidemic levels and is quietly destroying our culture, families, and our youth. In the United States, nearly 11 million teens access pornography daily, a new porn video is created every 39 minutes, and nearly 50% of men and 20% of women are addicted to some type of pornography. The number of individuals affected by pornography is two to three times greater than the combined total of those who are on drugs or alcohol! Both men and women struggle with addiction to pornography. Indeed, a countless number are despairing and feel hopeless that they will ever become free of its stronghold. 

 

Pornography changes people into objects, thus dehumanizing the creation of God. More than a sin, pornography use is a social disease that devastates human dignity and destroys love and relationships. Survey after survey reveal the undeniable link between pornography, prostitution, infidelity, and human sex trafficking, making porn no longer a private or a victimless affair.

 

The US State Department reported in 2014 that there were over 2,000 internet sites on child rape and torture sourced. In 2012, the International Labour Organization estimated that nearly 21 million people worldwide were trapped in sex trafficking.