Comments about ‘About Utah: Billions spent for porn sad loss to society’

Return to article »

Published: Sunday, Nov. 7 2010 12:13 a.m. MDT

Comments
  • Oldest first
  • Newest first
  • Most recommended
Albemar
West Jordan, UT

If you don't like finding porn sites, get a filter or equipment that blocks them.

Eowyn77
Cedar Hills, UT

I recall having similar thoughts about gambling once after a stay in Las Vegas - that money could be put to such better uses. Even if a porn user escapes full-out addiction, there is harm in the opportunities lost to bless the lives of others. Thank you for publishing this insightful article!

C1
Saint George, UT

I was at the conference. It was great. I encourage anyone who has children, grandchildren, or other family members that they care about to get educated about how to protect them from porn.

We need to get a way from the stigma that people who look at porn are disgusting or deviant. People who are addicted to porn are very similar to people who are addicted to other things such as drugs, shopping, gambling, etc. Very similar dynamics.

Thanks to UCAP for a good conference.

suzyk#1
Mount Pleasant, UT

Not only is this a sad loss to society but the most crucial fact is they all know better and yet they feed their minds with this. So many lives are permanently damaged, scarred and altered. It is the work of the devil..none other. It brings about malice, theft, deceit, unfaithfulness...it brings nothing but heartache!!! It is not to be taken lightly...it destroys all good!!!!

one old man
Ogden, UT

And as you drive through Las Vegas you'll see literally hundreds of billboards trying to recruit people just like you to "star" in porn flicks.

Pathetic!

Fiannan
Eugene, Oregon

I would encourage people to view the Frontline special "American Porn" (can be seen online at PBS). Especially interesting is that one segment, the one on big businesses, points out that much of the legitimization of porn today has come from mega businesses (i.e. telecommunications, hotel chains, etc.) featuring these services and causing the average person to see it as more mainstream than people viewed it in the past.
Perhaps one important action would be to boycott any busniess that sells porn or features it as an entertainment option. That is the only way to slow it down in our capitalistic society.

  • 12:06 p.m. Nov. 7, 2010
  • Like
  • Top comment
TRUTH
Salt Lake City, UT

I saw a poster in Las Vegas where they were promoting a Michelle Obama/Roseanne Barr look a like porn contest...it was disgusting!!

Clark Griswold
Cedar City, UT

$13.4 billion spent each year to purchase porn. And then the actors, directors, cameramen, website owners, store owners etc spend the profits on food, shelter, cars, clothing, taxes, transportation, office rental, DVD duplication, etc etc etc.

Hakuna matata.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

I had a pretty good post that didn't make it to this board.

donn
layton, Ut

@Fianan,"Especially interesting is that one segment, the one on big businesses, points out that much of the legitimization of porn today has come from mega businesses (i.e. telecommunications, hotel chains, etc". True, a few years back,"Focus on the Family" approached Marriot hotels and asked then to stop in-room cable porn.

iRSLfan
Salt Lake City, UT

I agree with most of your comments. It's sad that you only have small states like utah that will even admit that porn is an addiction or even a bad thing. I used to live back east and it's considered completely normal to watch porn. I even talked to a lady once who's husband watched regularly and she said I don't blame him it's his only chance to look at naked women when I'm not around. Sad really

Mike Parker
Hurricane, UT

There's something wrong with the math in first paragraph of the article. It claims "$3 million spent every second [and] $13 billion spent every year" in the United States on porn.

There are 31,556,926 seconds in an average year (60 secs x 60 min x 24 hours x 365.2422 days, calculating for leap years). Thirteen billion divided by 31,556,926 equals $411.95 per second, not $3 million.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Agreed!

Now where should we start?

Las Vegas?
I keep reading TAHT'S where the problem is.


So, why does Utah land the No.1 spot in this category year-after-year.

Maybe we should begin by cleansing the inner-vessel first
[i.e., your own house,
your own neighborhood,
your own city, town, and State]
before jumping the gun and making judgement calls and telling other people in other places what do?!!!

John C. C.
Payson, UT

The damage is much more than lost money. It is lost manhood--lost attention to wife, children, and the rest of the world. This problem is a direct threat to the family, the foundation of our society.

to comment

DeseretNews.com encourages a civil dialogue among its readers. We welcome your thoughtful comments.
About comments