Former addict turned pastor agrees: porn is a national public health crisis

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LANSING, Michigan, March 8, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – A church pastor who overcame an addiction to pornography says that porn is a national public health crisis.

Noah Filipiak is a Teaching Pastor at Crossroads Church in Lansing, Michigan.  He admitted on the church’s website: “Starting around the mid-to-late 90’s when home internet began to become

Noah Filipiak

Noah Filipiak

commonplace, pornography has been raising generations of children. It did me.”

The pastor continued: “I was a good church kid who genuinely loved Jesus, but my family happened to get home internet when I was in 7th grade. I would have never dared to go buy a Playboy magazine, but knowing what was just a click away in my living room was too much to resist.”

Filipiak said he was soon watching pornography compulsively. “I got ensnared in an Internet pornography addiction that lasted until I was in college, when I finally reached out for some help.”

He stated that porn “contorted the way I view women.” “How could it not? … Conditioning in and of itself is a proven scientific fact that no one argues with, so how can anyone argue that porn doesn’t condition us to look at sex in unhealthy ways? Of course it does.”

“Porn is a professor that teaches you false reality about sex and about other human beings,” Filipiak explained. “It changes your brain. If you want a society where humans are objectified and dehumanized, then endorse porn all you can because that is what it teaches.”

“If you want a society where people understand love, human dignity, worth and respect, then porn needs to identified and dealt with as a public health crisis,” Filipiak concluded. “If we feel it’s important that people know what they’re getting into with cigarettes or alcohol, the same needs to be true for pornography, which destroys lives and decays the very fabric of our society.”

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