Warning: this blog post may not be fit for younger audiences.
Matthew 5:27-30, 6:22-23
27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28 But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 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. 30 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.
22 “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, 23 but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!
Recently my heart has hurt. It has hurt in recent days because Christians in general have accepted things that 5 years ago,maybe less, they would have never accepted. I spent a week on my blog talking about a Christian response to homosexuality. With as large as that discussion has been I see a greater problem coming. It is one that has the potential to destroy our families in a far greater way than homosexuality.
What is so bad you ask? It is the rise of women’s pornography. Porn has always been a sin that men have struggled with. From David standing on his roof top to playboys to the internet, porn has distorted man’s view of his wife and slowly torn apart his marriage. All my life I have understood that porn is man’s struggle, not women’s. This generalization is no no longer the case.
Recently I was walking through Barnes and Noble when I noticed the large pile of the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy. There were no warning labels on it, no discretionary warnings. It just sat there between young adult fiction and travel. When I went home I looked on amazon.com. I read and was astounded by what I saw in the book’s description. What astounded me even more was that all three books have been on the amazon top 10 list for over 100 days. The great new sin of our world is women’s porn.
50 shades isn’t all though. I noticed a discussion on one of my friends Facebook accounts. He is a pastor in Florida who asked his people not to go see Magic Mike. I followed this discussion where people who attended his church saw no problem with the movie. I looked it up on imdb.com. What I read on the parent’s review astounded me. I was going to post an excerpt from the review but it was so raunchy that I though it would be inappropriate for my blog. Magic Mike is clearly marketed towards women… It is women’s pornography.
Women’s porn doesn’t just come it the form of the blatant movies and books. It is subtly creeping into our children’s lives and we don’t even notice it. If there has been any movie/ book series that has pushed the envelope it is twilight. Twilight is the Sports Illustrated Swim Suit Edition of the young lady. Sure the books never take you where 50 shades does, but they take you just close enough that you are left wanting more.
Why do I call twilight and 50 shades porn. There are no pictures. In the same way that after looking at an airbrushed woman men begin to find their wives less attractive, these books present the bedroom in an airbrushed fashion that a woman’s husband could never fulfill. Though the books might be thrilling for a moment they will kill the marriage. In the same way that playboy kills a man’s desire for his wife, 50 shades, magic mike and twilight will kill a woman’s desire for her husband.
Women’s porn is not just real, it is now a celebrated genre. Christian ladies please run from this garbage.