Notable Quotable: “Why Regular Exposure to Pornography Leads to the Acceptance of Homosexuality and Same-Sex Marriage” – Al Mohler

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“More recently, research has emerged that points to another effect of pornography exposure — it warps the worldview of the viewer.

“Late last year, Professor Mark Regnerus of the University of Texas argued that exposure to pornography may well influence views on the legalization of same-sex marriage. He suggested that viewing pornography leads men, in particular, to shift to more positive attitudes toward same-sex marriage. Regnerus cited the New Family Structures Survey and then reported that a majority of men who view pornographic material “every day or almost every day” agreed that same-sex marriage should be legal.

“Statistical tests confirmed that porn use is a (very) significant predictor of men’s support for same-sex marriage, even after controlling for other obvious factors that might influence one’s perspective, such as political affiliation, religiosity, marital status, education, and sexual orientation,” Regnerus explained.

“He concluded by stating: “In the end, contrary to what we might wish to think, young adult men’s support for redefining marriage may not be entirely the product of ideals about expansive freedoms, rights, liberties, and a noble commitment to fairness. It may be, at least in part, a byproduct of regular exposure to diverse and graphic sex acts.” Interestingly, Regnerus also suggested that the avoidance of procreation in heterosexual pornography may also influence acceptance of the negation of procreation in homosexual acts.

“In other words, “regular exposure to diverse and graphic sex acts” may well change a man’s moral worldview. While, from a Christian perspective, this is hardly shocking, the fact that the larger world of the academy has taken notice is noteworthy.”

(Al Mohler, “A Warped Worldview: Another Moral Effect of Pornography”, AlbertMohler.com)

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3 thoughts on “Notable Quotable: “Why Regular Exposure to Pornography Leads to the Acceptance of Homosexuality and Same-Sex Marriage” – Al Mohler

  1. You are gonna wanna read more on Regnerus
    over 7,000 comments on this article

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/10/supreme-court-gay-marriage_n_2850302.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

    AND the breaking of the 9th Commandment

    AND
    http://familyinequality.wordpress.com/2013/03/11/more-managerial-than-intellectual/

    • Thank you for your comment. In actuality, the principle which both Dr. Mohler and Rengnerus promote is a Biblical principle. When one refuses to acknowledge and repent of their sin(s), they will commmit and accept other sins as well. It is found throughout the Old and New Testaments. One passege that describes this principle clearly is Romans 1: 18-32:

      “18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. 21 For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures. 24 Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. 25 For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. 26 For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, 27 and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. 28 And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, 30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; 32 and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.” (Rom. 1: 1-32)

      Verse 32 specifically states: “. . .and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.” Once again, when one commits and refuses to repent of their sin(s), one of the natural consequences is that they will accept other peoples’ sins which both Regnerus and Dr. Mohler have explained.

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