More on the “Conservative Does not Equal Orthodox” Front

A reader writes:

Here’s some news from England:

Mobile phone companies are turning to soft porn in a bid to recoup the billions they have splashed out on third generation licenses.

I write this not to mindlessly bash corporations, but actually as a way of bolstering your “Conservative is not necessarily orthodox” argument. There is strain in conservatism that has an unwavering faith in big business. Yet, here’s an example where an objective (albeit largely acceptable) evil – pornography – is being fostered by the phone companies to enhance their balance sheet.

I’ll bet that little thought has been given to the number of lives that may be ruined by the easy access to pornography. In fact, the evil might even be considered good, making the decision all the easier. After all, jobs will be saved at the phone companies, pensioners will not see their retirement nest eggs and dividends diminish, and most importantly, adults ought to be free to choose for themselves what “content” they desire to see. I can imagine that a phone executive might even call it a difficult, but ultimately wise decision.

God, on the other hand, might see it differently [Isaiah 5:20-21]:

Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;

Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness;

Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!

Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes

And clever in their own sight!