• Pornography •
February 26, 2009
February 13, 2009
President Barack Obama has nominated David Ogden as Deputy Attorney General of the United States. This nomination is both ominous and dangerous. On today’s program, Dr. Mohler concludes that, given David Ogden’s high visibility in defense of pornography, this nomination sends a clear and unmistakable message. The pornography business will have a friend in high…
February 13, 2009
In contemporary America, pornography is both a public reality and big business. Ambient pornography — sexually explicit advertising, entertainment, and merchandising — is all around us. But pornography is also big business, producing sexually explicit materials in printed, video, and digital formats and making billions of dollars in the process.
March 20, 2008
As is so often the case, research comes with both good news and bad news. Ellison Research conducted a survey of representative Americans to find out what the public believes about sin. The good news is the simple part — the vast majority of Americans believe in sin.
March 3, 2008
Peggy Noonan is right. At some point, in some moment, all of us must admit that something remarkable has happened to American culture. Mrs. Noonan, a former presidential speechwriter, recalls that this moment came for her during a high school graduation in the early 1970s. A young girl walked across the stage to received her diploma. The girl was obviously pregnant. Noonan recalls that her first impulse was admiration for the girl’s grit and determination against social disapproval. “But,” recognized Noonan, “society wasn’t disapproving. It was applauding.” As she reflected, “Applause is a right and generous response for a young girl with grit and heart. And yet, in the sound of that applause I heard a wall falling, a thousand-year wall, a wall of sanctions that said: We as a society do not approve of teenaged unwed motherhood because it is not good for the child, not good for the mother, not good for us.”
December 11, 2007
A recent article in First Things suggests that American families have lost their freedom to actively engage as Christians in a society increasingly immersed in pornography. And while we are all aware of the prevalence of pornography within media, the mall is becoming a frontline in this cultural shift. On today’s program, Dr. Mohler takes…
July 23, 2007
The fact that many young women are recapturing a vision of virginity until marriage has attracted a considerable amount of media attention. Media coverage has been devoted to books by authors such as Wendy Shalit and Dawn Eden and to programs encouraging sexual abstinence until marriage. The force of our cultural and moral revolution is immediately apparent in the fact that these developments are considered newsworthy. Since when did virginity make news?
March 22, 2007
Today’s decision from a federal judge in Philadelphia to strike down the 1998 Child Online Protection Act is of serious concern to parents. In his decision, Judge Lowell Reed Jr. suggests that any damage done to children through exposure to pornography is a necessary consequence of preserving First Amendment rights. In light of this sort…
February 23, 2007
I do not often find myself in hearty agreement with Bob Herbert of The New York Times, but his column released yesterday is too brilliant and haunting to resist. As a matter of fact, Mr. Herbert’s argument is so compelling that I am breaking a promise to myself and naming a name I had steadfastly refused to name — Anna Nicole Smith. Stay with me now.
February 5, 2007