Mitt Romney will put an end to porn! (somehow)

Guess what Mitt Romney said? This:

“I want to make sure every new computer sold in this country, after I’m president, has installed on it a filter to block all pornography.”

Here, you can hear it for yourself:

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Someday I need to write a post about porn. I grew up hearing it condemned as essentially the ultimate evil. Heck, Michael Pearl had this to say about porn:

We live in a spirit world of both righteous and fallen angels. We are surrounded by evil spirits seeking the moral destruction of every human soul. The children of godly parents are protected from unclean spirits by being under their moral umbrella. But when a father gives his mind over to wicked lusts, he removes the hedge of protection around his family and invites impure devils into his home. Wishing them away will avail nothing. Any prayers you pray for their safety are negated the moment you open the pages of a pornographic book or glare at an electronic image. When you tune in to electronic pornography you have established a two-way link with the spiritual underworld. When you lie in bed at night and conjure up wicked images, the devils won’t stop with your mind; they will gleefully rush into the bedrooms of your children and assault their little souls and bodies. Evil thoughts will come to their minds – thoughts you have been thinking that are telegraphed to them by the devils. Your defenseless children will be taken captive, and you are the one that threw the gate open to the enemy.

Yeah, I definitely need to write a post.

Also, for some old anti-porn footage from the 1980s, take a look at the video embedded in this post on the Friendly Atheist.

About Libby Anne

Libby Anne grew up in a large evangelical homeschool family highly involved in the Christian Right. College turned her world upside down, and she is today an atheist, a feminist, and a progressive. She blogs about leaving religion, her experience with the Christian Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements, the detrimental effects of the "purity culture," the contradictions of conservative politics, and the importance of feminism.


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