Posts Tagged ‘Pornography’

Children’s Commissioner: porn most concerning issue for young people Comments 0

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

During his two-year reign as the Children’s Commissioner, Andrew Becroft says pornography has been the most concerning issue among young New Zealanders reported to him. Becroft has welcomed a new report which looks into how and why children in New Zealand view online porn and does so by asking them directly. Continue reading Related Posts:Custodial Read more

Pornography is morally acceptable say growing number of Americans Comments 0

Monday, June 11th, 2018

Pornography is morally acceptable according to a greater proportion of Americans than ever before. The 43 percent proportion has increased more over the past year than in all other years this decade combined, according to Gallup Poll figures released last week. Read more Related Posts:More Americans say polygamy is acceptableIn review: 10 years of pornographyWhat Read more

Vatican exorcism course facing increasing demand Comments 0

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

An exorcism course being held in Rome this week has drawn about 250 priests from dozens of countries. There is an increasing demand for exorcisms throughout the world. Topics the course covers include how to identify demonic possession, witchcraft in Africa, how to tell the difference between demonic possession and mental illness, and the rituals Read more

Chief censor says New Zealand needs to do more to tackle pornography problems Comments 0

Monday, April 16th, 2018

The chief censor says New Zealand needs to take a societal approach to tackling the pervasive effects of porn, including further regulation. Family First national director Bob McCoskrie is calling for an expert panel to better understand the breadth and nature of the health and social issues created by pornography, and how to tackle it.  Continue reading Related Read more

Pornography more extreme, deviant and violent – Ministry of Health Comments 0

Thursday, April 5th, 2018
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New Zealand’s Ministry of Health wants more research into pornography because it has become “more extreme, deviant and violent over the last two decades.” The ministry was responding to a request from the Government and Administration Select Committee for a written submission on a petition it is considering which was presented in June 2017 by Family First’s Read more

In review: 10 years of pornography Comments 0

Monday, March 19th, 2018
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Recently, for a talk in Chicago to parents of high school boys, I had to update my knowledge based on a 2009 review of the effects of pornography. On this issue the world has changed a lot in less than ten years: the use of pornography has escalated and the effects are alarming. The most telling effect, Read more

English explains his stance morality and government Comments 0

Monday, July 10th, 2017
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The Prime Minister Bill English says that “if you’re looking to the Government to be the arbiter of morality, you are going to be constantly, consistently disappointed.” He believes what drives constructive social behaviour “is our families, our iwi, our churches, our communities.” English was the guest at Family First’s 10th annual “Forum on the Read more

What can priests do to combat the porn epidemic? Comments 0

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Online pornography is one of the fastest growing addictions in the United States, on par with cocaine and gambling. Once confined to the pages of a smuggled Playboy magazine, pornography can now be in the hands of anyone with a smartphone, and is more prolific and anonymous than ever. PornHub, one of the world’s largest Read more

Fighting the porn myth with science Comments 0

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

In 2013, Beyonce Knowles topped GQ’s list of “The 100 Hottest Women of the 21st Century.” That same year, the “definitive men’s magazine” that promises “sexy women” along with style advice, entertainment news and more ran a shorter listicle: “10 Reasons Why You Should Quit Watching Porn.” The list included reasons such as increased sexual Read more

Porn is fine — yeah right! Comments 0

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

I was in my teens when a sudden rush of sexual publications became available, thanks to a change in censorship law. The Left-wing bookshop where I worked bought boxes of them, mostly lurid black and yellow-covered paperbacks of Robert Burns’ jaunty poems about fornication, The Kama Sutra, and The Perfumed Garden. We possibly made a profit for Read more