Pornography is a real struggle for millions across the country. Here at Project Inspired, we’ve openly discussed the very damaging effects that porn has on both males and females, and how it completely works against the Spirit of God in our lives.
The fight against pornography is no small matter. According to Covenant Eyes, “The porn industry generates $13 billion each year in the U.S.” The truth is that it’s a larger systematic issue within our culture. How terrible is it to think such a major profit can be made from fracturing families and perverting souls?
Well, these celebrities have had enough and are speaking out.
The former Playboy model and actress recently spoke out in an article published by The Wall Street Journal called “Take the Pledge: No More Indulging in Porn.” She says, “How many families will suffer? How many marriages will implode? … [W]e have often warned about pornography’s corrosive effects on a man’s soul and on his ability to function as husband and, by extension, as a father,” calling porn “a public hazard of unprecedented seriousness.”
Earlier this year, actor Terry Crews took to Facebook in a powerful video confession to express his damaging experience with porn. He also encouraged those who are struggling to speak up and get help. He says, “By not telling people, it becomes more powerful. But when you tell…it loses its power. I’ve been free of this for six or seven years now, but now it has become my battle to help other people who are going through the same thing.”
Actor Russell Brand is another voice in Hollywood who has advocated the spiritual and psychological damages porn is having on society. Brand is featured in a very vocal video published by Fight the New Drug, a nonprofit dedicated to raise awareness of the harmful effects of pornography through creative mediums. The actor says that because of porn, “Our attitudes toward sex have warped and perverted and have deviated from its true function.”
Most of all, research backs them up.
We understand this is a dark and sensitive subject to bring up and many find it uncomfortable, but the truth is that the battle still exists. Like Terry Crews mentioned, the freedom comes when we bring the problem to light. It’s very helpful when prominent names like Pamela Anderson decide to openly join the ranks and speak out.
We encourage you to:
- Speak up if you’re struggling with a porn addiction. It’s not just a guys’ problem; it’s a girls’ problem, too.
- Consider investing in an Internet accountability and filtering service like Covenant Eyes.
- Don’t be ashamed to advocate against porn and be willing to contest to its damaging effects.
- Check out some of the different articles PI has shared on fighting pornography, and organizations such as Fight the New Drug and God Over Porn.
What do you think about the recent rise of celebrities speaking against issues of pornography? Comment below!