Robert Peters of Morality in Media presentation at the Houston Human Trafficking Conference: “What I did come to say is that there is a very substantial evidence to support the assertion that the proliferation of hardcore adult pornography is contributing to the demand for prostitution and thus for women and children trafficked into prostitution. I am also here to say that it is counterproductive (foolish) for law enforcement agencies and prosecutors to pour endless resources into combating sexual trafficking while totally ignoring the proliferation of hardcore adult pornography.”
MIM paper shows that online exposure to adult pornography adversely affects children’s sexual behavior and attitudes
Morality in Media has published a 10-page paper reporting evidence that exposure to hardcore adult pornography on the Internet can adversely affect children’s sexual behavior and attitudes about sex . . .
“According to Bob Peters of Morality in Media, our nation is facing a moral crisis, including, among other things, teen promiscuity, sexually transmitted diseases (including AIDS), abortion, illegitimacy, divorce, sexual abuse of children, rape, trafficking in women and children, on-the-job sexual harassment and lost worker productivity. And what is fueling this crisis is the spread of hardcore pornography, on the Internet and elsewhere.”
Morality in Media: “Contrary to the perceptions of some, most hardcore pornography is not “just two (or perhaps three) people having sex.” Most hardcore pornography is produced for males, and when males become addicted to pornography, they begin to seek out, in the words of psychologist Dr. Victor B. Cline, “rougher, more explicit, more deviant, and ‘kinky’ kinds of sexual material to get their ‘highs’…”
But I would maintain that what has now become a floodtide of obscenity is one of the most pressing moral problems of our time, primarily because of its effects on marriages and children. Most hardcore pornography is also degrading to women and much of it depicts violence against women. The floodtide of obscenity also undermines the right of every American to live in a decent society and undermines our military’s efforts to curb religiously based terrorism. I also think that our nation is at a crucial juncture in the war against obscenity.”
Morality in Media: “Since I was aware of an FBI study of 36 serial killers conducted in the 1980s, which revealed that 29 of these killers were attracted to pornography and incorporated it into their criminal sexual activity, including serial rape-murder . . .”