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1THE TRUTH BEHIND THE FANTASY OF PORN SHELLEY LUBBEN, Th.D.PRESIDENT, PINK CROSS FOUNDATION
2Pornography statistics The porn industry generates roughly $13 billion each year in the US.13,588 hard-core films were released in 2002, compared with about 470 Hollywood features.Every second:$3, is spent on pornography.28,258 people are viewing pornography372 people are typing adult search termsPornhub receives over 1.68 million visits per hour.Approximately 40 million people in the United States are sexually involved with the Internet.
3PORN INDUSTRY demographics Legalized in California through case law in 1988 not by legislationOnly legal in California and New Hampshire to produce pornography. In 48 states the law treats porn production as pandering and prostitution.San Fernando Valley is the porn capitol of the world where %85 of adult content is produced.In LAC: Approximately 200 porn production companiesIn LAC: 6,000 workers (total)An estimated 2,000 sex performersAn estimated 75% of performers are femaleOnly regular male performersMany female performers make only one film due to being traumatized95% of porn stars are “escorts” which is prostitution off the porn set
4Mostly males The porn industry is a male dominated industry. 90% of porn producers are maleTwo females for every 6-8 older males on a porn set in a private location with no supervisionFemales often involved in sex acts with several male performersThe top five porn companies are owned by malesVivid – Steve HirschHustler – Larry FlyntPlayboy – Hugh HeffnerDigital Playground - Ali JooneWicked - Steve OrensteinTalent agencies are owned mostly by malesHandlers and drivers are male
5Violence against women A recent content analysis of the 50 best-selling adult videos revealed that across all scenes:94 percent of aggressive acts were committed against women3,376 verbal and/or physically aggressive acts were observed.On average, scenes had acts of either verbal of physical aggression, ranging from none to 128.48 percent of the 304 scenes analyzed contained verbal aggression, while more than 88 percent showed physical aggression.72 percent of aggressive acts were perpetrated by men.
6SEX trafficking 18 U.S.C. US Code - Section 1591 Sex trafficking is defined by U.S. Federal law as recruiting, enticing, harboring, transporting, providing or obtaining either: (1) an adult for commercial sex by force, fraud or coercion, or (2)a child for commercial sex, regardless of the means.Agents, porn directors, porn producers, pimps and performers who recruit and entice a woman to cause them to engage in a commercial sex act by means of:Force and threats of forceBeating, slapping, punching.RapeCoercionThreats of serious harm to include physical or psychological, reputational and financialThreatened legal action in effort to intimidate and control a womanIntimidation and humiliation by older males to cause a woman to be fearfulEmotional and physical coercion used to break woman’s resistance to hardcore sex actsDrugs and alcohol offered to women to help them get through rough scenesFraudFraudulent offers of employment or promises of money and fameDeceitful enticing or affection to entice her to do a hardcore sex actFraudulent medical clinic where false promises of safety are made to performers
7Dr. Sharon Mitchell, former porn star and founder of AIM (Adult Industry Medical Healthcare) makes false promises
8std’s AMONG PORN STARS According to LACDPH in a report in 2009: Since ,396 cases of Chlamydia1,389 cases of gonorrhea31 cases of HIV among performers since 2004Porn performers experience higher rates of infection (20%) than general public (2.4%)Chlamydia and gonorrhea among performers is 10X greater than that of LA County year olds.70% of infections in the porn industry occur in females
9LAWS AND health and safety Cal/OSHA requires porn performers to use condoms but porn industry refuses to obey any safety and health lawsMeasure B passed in Los Angeles County and is now mandatory to use condoms and grant government access to porn sets.No wonder pornographers are threatening to leave California.
10Quotes by pornographers Pornographer Vince Vouyer promoting his latest online video release said, “The girls get torn up like usual.”Pornographer Brandon Iron: “Where else but in porn can you see a guy who just met a girl that day crack her around, choke her out.”Pornographer Paul Thomas: “Even the mildest pornography is shocking to the average person. I’m surprised it’s legal.”Pornographer Lex Steele: “I find myself not that much unlike the slaves and slave traders of some 400 years ago. I participate in the most heinous of ALL trades- THE BUYING AND SELLING OF HUMAN FLESH. I trade my own flesh for monetary compensation and I sell the flesh of others for the same.”
11Quotes by porn stars"When I arrived to the set I expected to do a vaginal girl boy scene. But during the scene a male porn star forced himself anally into me and would not stop. I yelled at him to stop and screamed 'No' over and over but he would not stop. The pain became too much and I was in shock and my body went limp."- Corina TaylorI did around 60 films in the time I was in porn and managed to get herpes and had gonorrhea or chlamydia countless times. – Jessie Summers"Guys punching you in the face. You have semen from many guys all over your face, in your eyes. You get ripped. Your insides can come out of you. It's never ending." - Jersey Jaxin"I became horribly addicted to heroin and crack. I overdosed at least 3 times, had tricks pull knives on me, have been beaten half to death- the only reason I am still here is God. - Becca Brat
12Quotes by porn stars"My first movie I was treated very rough by 3 guys. They pounded on me, gagged me with their penises, and tossed me around like I was a ball! I was sore, hurting and could barely walk. - Alexa MilanoMy initiation into prostitution was a gang rape by five men, arranged by Mr. Traynor. It was the turning point in my life. He threatened to shoot me with the pistol if I didn't go through with it. I engaged in sex acts for pornography against my will to avoid being killed. The lives of my family were threatened. – Linda Lovelace"Porn isn’t a safe business. I thought porn people were the cleanest people in the world.” - Lara Roxx, diagnosed with HIV in 2004 outbreak.”"The truth is I let my lifestyle get the best of me. I hate life. I'm a mess. A disaster. I've attempted suicide many times." "No one cares about a dead porn star or stripper. - Neesa
13Porn is sex trafficking SEX TRAFFICKING VICTIMSWomen are lured in, coerced and forced to do sex acts they never agreed to.Women are given a false sense of security about their health and safetyWomen are lied to about the risks of STDsWomen are threatened by agents, porn producers, directorsWomen in porn have no idea they are victims of sex trafficking
14DEAD PORN STARSDEATH230 porn stars died prematurely between 2003 – 2014AIDS: 18DRUGS: 41SUICIDES: 38HOMICIDES: 21ACCIDENTAL: 16MEDICAL: 69UNKNOWN: 27THE AVERAGE LIFE EXPECTANCY OF A PORN PERFORMER IS ONLY 36.2 YEARS WHEREAS THE AVERAGE LIFE EXPECTANCY OF AN AMERICAN IS 78.6 YEARS.
16Porn star escorts PROSTUTION Porn star put up ads on the internet advertising up to $3,000 an hour for prostitution and name it as “escorting” or “companionship” as to escape the law.Porn stars prefer prostitution over the abuse and degradation and violence on the porn set.
17MENTAL ILLNESS POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER In a study to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association in San Francisco in 1998, researchers interviewed almost 500 prostitutes from around the world and discovered that two-thirds suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. In contrast, the condition is found in less than 5 percent of the general population.The study found that the prostitutes averaged a slightly more severe form of the disease than even Vietnam veterans seeking treatment for the condition. Since porn stars are deemed prostitutes they definitely have higher rates of post- traumatic stress disorder than even combat veterans. Plus, PTSD is exacerbated in female porn stars because the porn set is a war zone where women are strangled, battered, gagged by penises, vaginally and anally raped and severely traumatized. Women in porn are also subjected to bodily fluids such as blood, feces, urine and seminal and vaginal fluids due to being forced to have unprotected sex by pornographers aka pimps.
18Don’t believe the lie. Pornography is America’s modern day slave tradeof young human flesh.
19WHAT IS PORNOGRAPHY?The word pornography, derived from the Greek porne (“prostitute”) and graphein (“to write”), was originally defined as any work of art or literature depicting the life of prostitutes.Note: “Pornography” is derived from and formed from the Greek words “prostitution” + “graphy”. (Porne graphein = PORNOGRAPHYAccording to HELPS Word studies, Strong’s Greek Concordance 4202, the word porneia (the root of the English terms "pornography, pornographic) which is derived from pernaō, "to sell off") – properly, a selling off (surrendering) of sexual purity; promiscuity of any (every) type.Greek4203. porneuo, porn-yoo'-o; from Grk4204; to act the harlot, i.e. (lit.) indulge unlawful lust (of either sex), or (fig.) practice idolatry:-commit (fornication).
20PROHIBITED ACTS OF SEX IN THE BIBLE Several specific sexual acts are forbidden in the Bible:HomosexualityBestiality (sex with animals)Incest (sexual relations with close family members, including your mother, sister, niece, aunt, daughter-in-law, and sister-in-law)Fornication (sexual relations outside of marriage)Adultery (sexual relations with another person's spouse), Unlawful lustRapeOrgiesThe only acceptable form of sexual expression—between a married husband and wife—is virtually absent in pornography. So, virtually all the acts pornography depicts are prohibited in the Bible.
21DON’T EVEN LOOKJob 31:1-3a – I" have made a covenant with my eyes. How then could I look at a young woman? For what portion would I have from God above, or what inheritance from the Almighty on high? Doesn’t disaster come to the unjust and misfortune to evildoers?Matthew 5:27 – 27, 28 - You have heard that it was said, Don't commit adultery. But I say to you that every man who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery in his heart.
23#1 Consumers of porn: men 70% of 18 to 24 year old men visit pornographic sites in a typical month.66% of men in their 20s and 30s also report being regular users of pornography.20% of men admitted to accessing pornography at work.67% of year-old men believe viewing pornography is acceptable.In 2006, a survey reported, 50% of all Christian men are addicted to pornography.
24#2 Consumers of porn: women 9.3 million women access adult websites each month34 percent of churchgoing women said they have intentionally visited porn websites online.In 2006 a survey reported 20% of all Christian women are addicted to pornography70% of women keep their cyber activities secret.Women, far more than men, are likely to act out their behaviors in real life, such as having multiple partners, casual sex, or affairs.1 of 3 visitors to all adult web sites are women
25#3 Consumers of porn: youth Average age of first Internet exposure to pornography: 11 years old.20% of teens overall have sent or posted nude or seminude pictures or videos of themselves.71% of teens hide online behavior from their parents.15% of boys and 9% of girls have seen child pornography.32% of boys and 18% of girls have seen bestiality online.39% of boys and 23% of girls have seen sexual bondage online.83% of boys and 57% of girls have seen group sex online.69% of boys and 55% of girls have seen same-sex intercourse online.11 million teenagers view Internet pornography on a regular basis.
27Porn and churchFor every 10 men in church, 5 are struggling with pornography.50% of Pastors regularly view porn.In 2006, a survey reported, 50% of all Christian men are addicted to pornography.In 2006, a survey reported, 20% of all Christian women are addicted to pornography.7 of 10 lay leaders in the church admitted to visiting adult Web sites at least once a week • 5 out of 10 pastors said they did the same.
28Porn: the sin against the body Sex sin is unique in that we commit it against our own bodies -1 Corinthians 6: ESV15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never! 16 Or do you not know that he who is joined to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For, as it is written, “The two will become one flesh.” 17 But he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.This is the only sin, he means, which by its very nature alienates the body from Christ, its proper Partner. By this sin a man detaches himself from Christ; he professes to be united to what is incompatible with Christ. – Marcus Dods: The First Epistle to the CorinthiansHe sins against his own body; he defiles it, he degrades it, making it one with the body of that vile creature with whom he sins. - Matthew Henry's Commentary
29WHAT GOD DO YOU THINK PORN STARS SERVE? The god of porn: satanIn Corinth, most of the prostitutes were slave women attached to the service of a pagan temple. It was commonly known that any man having sexual relations with these sacred prostitutes entered into communion with the god whom they served - New Interpreter's One-Volume Commentary on the Bible WHAT GOD DO YOU THINK PORN STARS SERVE?
31Porn stars blaspheme god Porn Star Bree Olson with a gold snake around her neck in the promo video, "Sexy as Hell," to promote the porn awards in Las Vegas. Could the devil be more blatant?Porn Star Bree Olson sacrifices herself on an altar to Satan in the trailer, "Sexy as Hell," to promote the 2013 porn awards.Porn Star Christy Mack in "Satanic Sex Nun." Interesting to note that she was severely beaten and left for dead recently. But God in his mercy kept her alive.
32Porn stars blaspheme god Porn Star Aubrey Adams licking the Holy Bible. Her demonized face says it all. This isn't acting. This is REAL.Porn Star Nicki Hunter in Demon Nun.Porn Star Tori Lane nailed to a Cross. Yes famous porn stars mock Jesus Christ openly.
33Satanic porn companies Adam and EveDiabolic VideoEvil AngelHellhouse MediaSinful PleasuresWiccan X MediaArmageddonDigital SinEvil Red ProductionsImmoral ProductionsSinisterWicked PicturesBlack Magic PicturesDirty Angel ProductionsFallen AngelLion’s Den ProductionsSinsation PicturesXVIDEOSBurning AngelElegant AngelForbiddenOriginal SinSweet SinnerXXXHorrorDevil’s Door ProductionsErospiritFreaky AngelPagan PicturesStraight Hell ProductionsDevil’s FilmsEvasive AngelsHeavenly SinsSin CityTemptation Entertainment
34WHEN SOMENONE VIEWS AND PARTICIPATES IN PORNOGRAPHY THEY ARE SERVING AND COMMUNING WITH THE SAME GOD THAT PORN STARS AND PORNOGRAPHERS DO.
35Tearing away from christ A sexual offender “destroys himself” (Prov 6:32).Paul declares sexual sin to be profoundly and even uniquely self-destructive. The major force of this verse is that since the Christian is now part of Christ, the practice at issue in these verses is the “tearing of the body away from the body of Christ”. – The First Epistle to the Corinthians: A Commentary of the Greek TextPorneia (pornography) is the invasion of the body and the tearing away from Christ.
36Satan’s attack planThe thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. - John 10:10 (ESV)Satan’s main goal is to steal away the Bride from Christ. Satan’s highest ambition is for Christ to come back for no Church. The only way He can accomplish this goal is through fornication (porne) because God’s Word emphatically states that Christians who commit porne (sexual sin in any form including unlawful lust) become disunited with Christ and are no longer one flesh with the Lord but become one flesh with a prostitute whose god is Satan.The Christian communes with Satan through the act of fornication (porne).“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into hell. - Matthew 5:27-30 (ESV)By Jesus’ own words, “mental adultery” is equally sinful before God as actual, physical adultery: “... everyone who looks on a woman to lust for her has committed adultery with her already in his heart” (Mat. 5:28). Jesus goes on to warn us of the Eternal consequences of lusting (Mat. 5:29-30). Immediately following Jesus’ warning against adultery in the heart (Mat. 5:28), Jesus explains just how seriously we should fight against it: "And if your right eye makes you stumble, tear it out, and throw it from you; for it is better for you that one of the parts of your body perish, than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. "And if your right hand makes you stumble, cut it off, and throw it from you; for it is better for you that one of the parts of your body perish, than for your whole body to go into hell” (Mat. 5:29-30). In both passages, Jesus uses figurative language to get His point across more vividly. In verses 29-30, hyperboles are used. A hyperbole is an “obvious and intentional exaggeration; an extravagant statement or figure of speech, not intended to be taken literally, as in “to wait an eternity” (From dictionary.com). Jesus is not advocating self-mutilation. If we pluck out the right eye, we still have the left one that remains and even a blinded man may exercise his imagination and lust in his heart. Instead, what Jesus is teaching us, through figurative language, is that we must make whatever sacrifices which are necessary in order to resist sin, no matter what the price (e.g., TV, Internet, certain friends, career, etc.).
37Return to god"Yet even now," declares the LORD, "Return to Me with all your heart, And with fasting, weeping and mourning; And rend your heart and not your garments." Now return to the LORD your God, For He is gracious and compassionate, Slow to anger, abounding in loving kindness And relenting of evil. – Joel 2:12For you, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy to all them that call on you. – Psalm 86:5Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. – Hebrews 4:16Recognize that victory over addiction will be a marathon, not a sprint. "A righteous man falls seven times, and rises again" – Proverbs 24:16
38Pour in god’s wordJoshua 1:8 - This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.Psalms 119:105 - Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.Isaiah 55:11 - So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
39FORGIVEN through jesus christ My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. 1 John 2:1 Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners--of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on him and receive eternal life. - 1 TimothyCommentary from The Normal Christian Life:"Christ having become a high priest...through his own blood, entered in once for all into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption" (Hebrews 9:11,12). He was Redeemer once. He has been High Priest and Advocate for nearly two thousand years. He stands there in the presence of God, and "he is the propitiation for our sins" (1 John 2:1,2). Note the words of Hebrews 9:14: "How much more shall the blood of Christ..." This underlines the sufficiency of His ministry.It is enough for God.