Re: stuff kids see on the internet
I am so glad to see you addressing this very serious issue in the paper. Pornography is poisoning our society and it terrifies me that these companies target our children.
A quote by Dallin H. Oaks: “Pornography impairs one’s ability to enjoy a normal emotional, romantic, and spiritual relationship with a person of the opposite sex. It erodes the moral barriers that stand against inappropriate, abnormal, or illegal behavior.
“As conscience is desensitized, patrons of pornography are led to act out what they have witnessed, regardless of its effects on their life and the lives of others.
“Pornography is also addictive. It impairs decision-making capacities and it ‘hooks’ its users, drawing them back obsessively for more and more.
“A man who had been addicted to pornography and to hard drugs wrote me this comparison: ‘In my eyes cocaine doesn’t hold a candle to this. I have done both. … Quitting even the hardest drugs was nothing compared to [trying to quit pornography]” (letter of March 20, 2005).
Thank you again for bringing this topic to the surface and I hope that a stronger fight will begin in our community against this drug.