Utah, Porn, and America’s imagined “freedom” to do evil.

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On the plus side: Utah has declared pornography to be “a public health crisis”.

On the not-so-plus side: America (Utah included) has declared and continues to declare the production, sale and purchase of porn to be a “God-given right” and “freedom” which must be vigorously protected by the full force and power of the American State.

See the problem?

The gigantic, flaming, neon-lit problem that will be religiously avoided by pretty much everyone else covering this story, I mean?

Here’s one example…

As reported by KSL, Utah has become first state to declare pornography a public health crisis. Here are some samples from the article, with bold emphasis added and a few added comments made in red:

Utah became the first state in the country to declare pornography a public health crisis, and called on the industry and businesses Tuesday to help keep “evil, degrading, addictive” materials away from children. Gov. Gary Herbert signed a resolution the state Legislature unanimously passed earlier this year calling for education, prevention, research and policy changes to address the pornography “epidemic.””We realize this is a bold assertion,” the governor said, acknowledging some would disagree that it has become a health crisis. “It is, in fact, the full-fledged truth.”

Sen. Todd Weiler, R-Woods Cross, said his resolution doesn’t ban anything or infringe on freedom of speech. [Which, in America includes the “freedom” – often cited as a “God-given ‘right'” to produce, promote, and purchase porn.]

. . .  Weiler also called on the multibillion dollar pornography industry to “help us protect children from your evil, degrading, addictive harmful substances. If adults want to do that, that’s their choice.”

So, according to the good conservative Republican political leaders aiming to protect us from the evils of porn, we can “call on the multibillion porn industry for help” in better – or “more responsibly” – managing our “freedom” to produce and consume porn, but can we actually call upon the Lord and build our approach to law on His unbreakable, life-giving Word?

Ummm, nope.

No way.

Not in a “land of the free” where the American State and its top tier icons and idols trump Scripture without a second thought even in the minds of most professing Christians in the land.

Just try to suggest that the Founding Fathers might have gotten anything meaningful wrong in their approach to crafting the Constitution and you will get ten times the passionate pushback from ten times the “Christian Americans” as you will get if you suggest that the Bible needs to be interpreted and applied by the light of the Founders and Constitution rather than the other way around.

This is why nothing’s working, people.

This is why it’s getting darker and darker in America.

After many fat years of phony prosperity and contrived comfort, the long term fruit of our long-running America Idolatry is finally coming home to roost. The judgment of God is upon us in many forms, including “conservative Christian” leaders who are as committed as any Muslim, witch or Satanist to avoiding the Word of God as our standard in law and life.

Even though we see so clearly the fruits of a satanic approach to “freedom” and an anti-Christ spin on “liberty”, we refuse to address their root cause by repenting and submitting to Christ as King in practice. We’re way too proud and way too American for that kind of thing.

Until that changes – until, by God’s grace, we repent and obey His loving, life-defining commands in our approach to law, civil government and everything else – we are destined for more of the same – we are begging for more of the same – in Utah and everywhere else.


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2 COMMENTS

  1. You have the freedom to do anything you want to, but that doesn't mean you won't have to deal with the consequences of your actions. A little girl has the freedom to disobey her father, but doing so will result in certain consequences. God doesn't stop people from sinning, but that doesn't mean that people won't have to deal with the consequences of their sin.

  2. A long time ago Charles Wilson said, "What's good for the country is good for General Motors, and vice versa". At the time he was president of GM. Later he became secretary of the US Department of Defense. (source: American Heritage New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, 3rd edition)

    The true religion of America is corporatism. Three of the biggest businesses in America are sex (porn) and drugs (pharmaceuticals and others) and rock and roll. With Christians confusing "freedom" with "free market" (whatever that is), and letting it all come into the churches, is it any wonder things are such a mess?

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