Porn

And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made[a] them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’[b] and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’?[c] So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.”    Matthew 19:4-6

Several weeks ago I made mention of someone I travelled with who was friends with a strip club owner. The stories he told me of these girls broke my heart.  They got into stripping for the money.  Period.  Maybe it was greed.  Maybe they were out of options to finish their education or had another pressing need for cash.

These are not girls who come in with addictions, diseases, or are simply slutty. They’re just normal girls in a bind taking they only way out they see.

This guy would go to the club to check up on them regularly. He provided them someone to talk to, someone to treat them like a normal person, or someone who didn’t have an animal leer on his face as he watched.

Alcohol and drugs are a problem they didn’t have going in. It’s just the only way they to deal with the humiliation, the degradation, the sheer shame of what they do.  The booze and/or pills numb them enough so they can do the job and make the tips.

I would imagine that goes double or better for anyone in the porn movie business. According to The Daily Beast news site, porn has always been about domineering someone else sexually.  The latest trends, however, is that “It’s become more rough. It’s become generally more… humiliating.” This from one of the top agents, Julianna, for porn actors.

She says that the internet has left the traditional porn industry in tatters (a discussion for another time, perhaps). “Anyone can open the internet and find anything they want, and when you watch this, you go, ok, what’s the next step? You’re always curious about going deeper and deeper and deeper.”

Julianna is one of the subjects of Pornocracy, a documentary about porn. Specifically, it targets how it has ruined traditional porn and endangers the actors.  The only way to keep an audience is to keep giving more, going farther, challenging performers into acts that are not only unloving, but downright cruel and dangerous.

This sort of content freely available to youngsters through the internet warps their ideas of what love and intimacy should be about, poisoning future relationships. The young are most susceptible to the addictive nature of needing more to satisfy. They are a contributing factor in the race toward rougher and rougher content.

Just how bad does it get? What really was the last straw for the author of Pornocracy was what he hears at auditions.

“And I’m fed up with hearing every day during casting sessions a girl who says, ‘Oh I’ve known you since I was eight years old.’ That’s just too much.

Porn is very heavily controlled in the internet by just one corporation. As you might guess, it isn’t some legitimate business with a distasteful product.  It has “…run afoul of the law on numerous occasions. In 2009, the Secret Service seized $6.4 million in funds from two fidelity bank accounts controlled by Mansef, with Feds accusing the syndicate of money laundering;”

On top of that, they are located in Luxembourg, a tax haven, most of its operation run in Canada. The trail to the play-callers fades out in a labyrinth of countries and banks.

“They’re a fishy, weird company,” says (a former porn actress). “My…royalties, when the wire transfers come in, go through banks in places like South Africa. They have offices in Ireland. It’s a bunch of men with Greek last names and thick Greek accents claiming to be Quebecois.”

With these convoluted trails and offices in tax haven countries, there’s a legitimate question of whether Wall Street hedge funds have controlling interests in this porn mega-player.  Is your retirement going to be partially funded by porn without you even knowing it?

The movie’s solution is to have government enact laws regulating the porn industry to prevent eight-year-olds from being used. Porn labor laws will protect workers.

None of that will work, however. The only thing that will work is prayer and preaching.

Pray that this industry dies as it should. Pray that the workers see the light and are rescued from the hole they are in.  Pray for God to protect the most innocent who are too young to even understand what is being done with and to them.

Preach. Not from a pulpit, but everywhere, every chance you get to address the issue.  If someone thinks these sex workers have a choice, desperation disagrees with you.  Just like the drug problem, the only solution is to dry up the demand.

Pray. Preach God’s Word and forgiveness.  None of us can light the entire world, but our individual lights can dispel a lot of darkness when shining together!

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “Porn

  1. Thank you for writing about this! The human trafficking industry is directly related to porn and strip clubs. We all need to be bold enough to raise awareness of this evil and have love and compassion for the victims.

Your ideas are important too!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s