Richmond ‘Porn and Pancakes’ forum

My church is co-hosting this event to discuss pornography in about a month… called Porn and Pancakes at Midlothian Middle School. I’m really not sure what to expect for the event – is it going to be an open forum for discussion? Or more of speakers talking and everyone listening? I’m not sure but should be interesting – and definitely addressing a real issue faced by men (and women) every day.

My pastor Steve says:

“pornography is becoming a national epidemic, yet no one seems to want to talk about it. it is the elephant in the room. we all know it is there but no one wants to say, “Uh, there’s an elephant in the room.”

porn and pancakes

Men here are the facts:

1. We all love to look at nude women.
2. We have all looked at nude women.
3. We all know where we can find pictures of nude women.

The question is what are you going to do about the facts. We can simply accept the facts and give into our flesh, or we can live a life of integrity and avoid the pitfalls and traps of Internet pornography. This is every man’s battle.

So… who’s speaking at the forum?

Statistics on pornography:

  • accounts for 23% of retail sales online
  • revenue is larger than all combined revenues of all professional football, baseball and basketball franchises
  • accounts for $57 billion/yr worldwide, $12.5/yr here in the United States
  • 40 million people visit these web sites daily
  • 54% of pastors admit to struggling with this
  • 30% of unsolicited e-mail contains pornographic material

I admit to knowing this struggle too. But I also know it can be overcome!

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