"And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God"
-- Micah 6:8

"The duty of the prosecutor is to seek justice, not merely to convict."
-- American Bar Association Standard 3-1.2(c)

"There may be a legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not however with regard to abortion and euthanasia."
--Pope Benedict XVI, June 2004

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

And Water is Really Wet, Too

Study concludes that watching lots of porn reduces opposition to immoral lifestyles.

Or as one of the researchers, Paul Wright, of Indiana University put it,
Pornography adopts an individualistic, nonjudgmental stance on all kinds of nontraditional sexual behaviors and same-sex marriage attitudes are strongly linked to attitudes about same-sex sex...If people think individuals should be able to decide for themselves whether to have same-sex sex, they will also think that individuals should be able to decide for themselves whether to get married to a partner of the same-sex. Since a portion of individuals’ sexual attitudes come from the media they consume, it makes sense that pornography viewers would have more positive attitudes towards same-sex marriage.

It's a peculiar conceit of some that porn has no effect on individuals who consume it, even while billions are spent on advertising which is predicated upon the very common-sense observation that people are generally susceptible to influence from visual media.

It's been shown before that porn tends to erode relationships.  No surprise then that repeated exposure to homosexual activity in porn reduces the moral opposition to it, and by extension, to its elevation as a behavior appropriate to recognize as equal to heterosexual marriage.

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