our Families from the Storm of Porn
Pornography is sweeping across the world with increasing momentum and
impact. It is difficult to avoid the impact pornography has upon our
Its pervasive, immoral, and destructive influence is felt in the media,
the workplace, conversations, social activities, and homes in every
Because of the addictive influence of pornography, one at first may
tolerate its existence, then unconsciously come to accept it until
feelings become desensitized, no longer outraged at its content.
is a poison to the mind and spirit, ruining the lives and homes of
men, women, and children. Let us resolve to keep our minds, our bodies,
and our spirits free from the corrupting influence of pornography. Let
our voices be heard in the communities where we reside. People of good
will, united in a worthy cause, and aided by divine power, can have
impact on the quality of life in their communities. Let us unitedly
our faith and work to find solutions, prayerfully seeking help from the
God of Heaven. May we be blessed in our efforts as we stand in defense
of those virtues that make men and women and nations strong and
The First Presidency --Ezra Taft Benson
Hinckley Thomas S. Monson 1 June 1988
A Personal Family Fight
copyright Beverly A. Qualheim 2004
out into a snow storm without warm clothing. You would not feed
teenager dinner on a plate that has manure on it, even if it's 'just a
little bit of manure', yet we allow our
to go on the web unsupervised, or we allow them to see movies without
out the content first. Sometimes, all it takes is a night
TV, with it's ever increasing, little by little, pieces of worldliness,
and evil that
slowly spoon fed to us... until we come to accept it... but we must not
allow this to happen to our families. Are we becoming jaded to
the pervading storm that is building around us; do we think that the
storm will just be a small one so it's no big deal? How many
times do we think something is hideous or discusting at first, but we
become complacent, or even accepting, the more we see of it, or hear it?
"Vice knows she's ugly, so she puts on her mask."
sure all of
this, know this already, but we live in an increasingly, wicked
Our homes need to be safe havens for our children, and for us. We
are surrounded by filth, by wickedness, by the acceptance of evil that
invades our homes via the
television, in books, magazines, on the internet, in our schools, on
in fact, it is everywhere.
sick of people crying that it is
all about 'freedom of speech'. What nonsense!
do not take into account that most of us do not want to see their
or read their garbage, yet they force it on us via emails and
spam or right out in front in ads on TV. Where is *my* freedom
my freedom when my family and I drive to shop in Vegas, our nearest
city with stores, and many of the billboards there are pure
pornography? Who cares how much damage seeing that filth does to
the minds of my teenagers and children? Certainly the people out
to make a buck from the products advertised, don't care! As
parents we had better care and stand up for what is right in this
shop for clothing for my daughters, we have to go from one shop to
another, just to find a shirt that will cover their tummies, and try to
find a modest one-piece swim suit--??!! I bought a shirt
recently for my 9 year old daughter which she did not try on, I wanted
to make sure it was not skin tight like most of them. When she
tried it on at home, we discovered that even for a 9 year old little
girl these whoremongers are now selling
Off-the-shoulder shirts! Give me a break! She has to wear
it with another shirt under it just so it is modest, and to think I was
only worried about how tight it might be. It has the word
'Princess' on it, and she really wanted to wear it for Family Home
Evening when we went to see the 'Princess Diaries 2'.
most part Satan
does not shove evil at us in a huge package. He presents it to us
little by little... TV shows and movies slowly introduce pornographic
images, or immodest clothing as fashionable, collarlines are a little
lower, shorts are a little
evil is presented as humorous, or even twisted so that if we don't
it, WE are the evil ones. Don't believe it! Fight
pornography in every way you can. I hope this page will help you
President Gordon B. Hinckley -
"In Opposition to Evil" Ensign Magazine, Sept 2004
restraints against deviant moral behavior are eroding under legislative
enactments and court opinions. This is done in the name of freedom of
speech, freedom of the press, freedom of choice in a so called personal
matters. But the bitter fruit of these so called freedoms has
been enslavement to debauching habits and behavior that leads only to
you wish to help Satan score? There is no surer way than to
become engulfed in the tide of pornography that is sweeping over us. If
we succumb to it, it destroys us, body and mind and soul." President
Gordon B. Hinckley, Oct Conf 1994
Are you aware that
under the age of 10 have been exposed to pornography?
(You should be horrified at
Did you know that, 4
out of 5 children
year olds have had multiple exposures to hard core porn?
(from the book:
Strengthen the Family)
now provide spam filters and porn blocks. Be sure to check into
for your home. Be sure to use spamcop.com
and turn in every single spammer who sends you something you never
up to receive. It's a free service and I use it on every spammer,
especially any scum that sends me pornography. The
is part of a handout we were given at a Relief Society Home, Family and
Personal Enrichment night. We have a right to fight pornography
it all begins in our homes. Here are a few guidelines from our Bishop
the Logandale 4th ward in Nevada.
A good website our
- all worth reading and pondering
the Chains of Pornography - names withheld
your spouse is addicted to online porn - what you can do.
Kids Safe Online - from CBS news
of Safe-Web articles - from the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints
and Internet Safety - Parents can do many things to
safeguard their homes from the harmful influences found on the
Internet. This page includes some helpful safety tips.
the Deadly Carrier, by Thomas S. Monson
Addiction published on the Fires of Darkness website
- Latter-day counsel
Unite - good, comprehensive site against porn.
Dangers of MySpace.com
From BYU's Cyber Secrets
Pornography at Brigham Young University on February 7, 2001.
my Soul - LaNae
and Internet Safety - Jerry Ropelato
- Satan's Counterfeit - Dr. Brad Wilcox
Getting help for Loved ones - Dr. Rick Moody, Dr. Kirk Dougher and
Dr. Mike Buxton
and the Evils Thereof - President Merrill J. Bateman
and Internet Safety - list of things parents can do to safeguard
to protect you and Your Family from Internet Porn - Dr. Eric L.
LINKS for websites involved in the fight
you want to fight pornography in your community - on pastors.com
- fighting for decency in film and
Television. Motion Picture addresses
are listed! We need to write to them and thank them for good,
clean movies, or let them know when we find something offensive.
Page also contains other excellent information to help all of us help
www.parentstv.org - Top 10 Best TV shows for
you and your family are listed, how to file an FCC complaint, and
- reviews and rates several internet filtering software programs
www.screenit.com/ - excellent for looking up
strict, moral reviews of movies.
- send letters to politicians, editors and so on.
filtering software - I have not personally tried all of these.
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