Family Life International, a charity registered by the New Zealand Charities Commission, has published a clear response to the question “What’s wrong with pornography?”
It is noteworthy that the Charities Commission, headed by Mr Trevor Garrett, has stringent policies in place outlawing the dissemination, viewing, transmission and possession of “pornography” in the work place by its employees, including such activities involving workplace computers. The SPCS commends the management of the Commission for putting such policies in place and ensuring that employees in breach of these policies are dismissed and/or severely sanctioned.
Overview [of FLI article]: Thanks to the focused and concentrated efforts of pornography moguls like Playboy magazine’s Hugh Hefner, pornography has now become mainstream fare on television, film and in literature. In fact it has become so prolific that those who express their disdain for pornography are looked down upon with suspicion and ridicule.
Magazines like Playboy which were once considered gross obscenity are now touted as a cultural rite of passage, or even a form of modern art. The most frightening aspect of pornography is that it is so widely accepted while the research regarding its true effects on society and the human person is almost completely ignored.
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