Smart Phones Loaded With Pornography?

Smart Phones Loaded With Pornography? June 26, 2019
The Pearls are being very short-sided about not having smart phones. Had I not have my handy IPhone I would not have been able to take a lovely beachside photo while pausing for drinks. Smart phones do not automatically translate into porn and sin.

This afternoon I went into Debi and Michael Pearl’s site No Greater Joy with the intention of pulling a post from ten years ago by Michael to share on the tenth anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death. Just to illustrate that the more things change, the more things at No Greater Joy stay the same. I was stopped in my tracks by the newest issue of No Greater Joy magazine and this story.

The most curious thing about the July-August 2019 issue is the fact that there is not one story in the entire issue solely credited to Michael Pearl. Sure, Michael is one of four authors on one piece, but oddly enough nearly every article is written only by Debi Pearl. Wondering why this is. Has Michael had another stroke or bout of ill health they’ve not announced?

This piece is one of those infamous Pearl letters purported to be by someone else. Sometimes they read like the Pearls themselves wrote the letters. This is one of those. Only someone older, rural and not very sophisticated might think and claim that smart phones come pre-loaded with pornography and morally squishy stuff.

If that is true then I was certainly ripped off back in January when I bought a new IPhone. It didn’t come pre-loaded with even shirtless pictures of Jason Momoa or Kristofer Hivju. I was gypped I tells you!

Not even that~

Why is it that in Pearl World dirty pictures are stapled to trees, dirty magazines lay in wait by the road side and phones come loaded with porn? But, you also have to keep in mine that the Pearls think “Law & Order: SVU” is porn too. Their definitions are pretty skewed.

Here’s the suspicious story. It starts with a Pearl fan bragging on her 16 year old son saving up and buying a car. He then goes down to an auto parts store to get a few replacement parts, and this happens.

As he was getting the necessary parts from the store, the middle-aged cashier noticed Daniel’s phone when it rang. He said mockingly, “How old are you, boy?” My son replied that he was sixteen. The man went on to say that he had a sixteen year old son and his son wouldn’t be caught dead with “a dinky phone like that.”

I figured, as Daniel was relaying the story to me, he was about to say he sheepishly put his little Tracfone away, paid for his items, and got out of there, BUT that is not what happened!
He looked at the man and said, “Sir, would you like to know WHY I have this “dinky” phone. The man answered,”yes.” Daniel proceeded to tell him respectfully that other phones—like his son had—had filth and things on them that can destroy a man’s life and that he didn’t want any part of that!

And I will take the category ‘Things that never happened” Mr. Trebek for one thousand dollars.

“Jeopardy” host Alex Trebek looking as confused as I feel after reading that story. Image a screen cap from Fox News

First, I would like to think that a grown man working in a service industry job wouldn’t smart off to a teenager like that. Am I missing something? Do people really act all witchy and judgemental over what type of cell phone you have?

We’ve already covered the fact that there is no real filth on all smart phones. It’s just not a real problem. But what is this destroyer of men on cell phones? Is it Candy Crush and the crippling addiction to the game?

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Suzanne Titkemeyer went from a childhood in Louisiana to a life lived in the shadow of Washington D.C. For many years she worked in the field of social work, from national licensure to working hands on in a children's residential treatment center. Suzanne has been involved with helping the plights of women and children' in religious bondage. She is a ordained Stephen's Minister with many years of counseling experience. Now she's retired to be a full time beach bum in Tamarindo, Costa Rica with the monkeys and iguanas. She is also a thalassophile. She also left behind years in a Quiverfull church and loves to chronicle the worst abuses of that particular theology. She has been happily married to her best friend for the last 32 years. You can read more about the author here.

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