In our day the dreadful influence of pornography is like unto a plague sweeping across the world, infecting one here and one there, relentlessly trying to invade every home, most frequently through the husband and father. The effect of this plague can be, unfortunately often is, spiritually fatal. Lucifer seeks to disrupt “the great plan of redemption,” “the great plan of happiness.” Pornography will always repel the Spirit of Christ and will interrupt the communications between our Heavenly Father and His children and disrupt the tender relationship between husband and wife.
-Boyd K Packer “Cleaning The Inner Vessel” October 2010 General Conference
The plague of pornography is swirling about us as never before. Pornography brings a vicious wake of immorality, broken homes, and broken lives. Pornography is much like quicksand. You can become so easily trapped and overcome as soon as you step into it that you do not realize the severe danger. Most likely you will need assistance to get out of the quicksand of pornography. But how much better it is never to step into it. I plead with you to be careful and cautious.
-Joseph B. Wirthlin, “Press on” October 2004
An endowed priesthood bearer’s fall into pornography never occurs during periods of regular worship in the temple; it happens when he has become casual in his temple worship. . . Young Women, please understand that if you dress immodestly, you are magnifying the problem by becoming pornography to some of the men who see you.
-Elder Dallin H. Oaks “Pornography” April 2005 General Conference
Pornography is especially dangerous and addictive. Curious exploration of Pornography can become a controlling habit, leading to coarser material and to sexual transgression. Avoid pornography at all costs. Don’t be afraid to walk out of a movie, turn off a television set, or change a radio station if what’s being presented does not meet your Heavenly Father’s standards. In short, if you have any question about whether a particular movie, book, or other form of entertainment is appropriate, don’t see it, don’t read it, don’t participate.
-Thomas S. Monson “Preparation Brings Blessings” April 2010
The excuse is given that it is hard to avoid, that it is right at our fingertips and there is no escape. Suppose a storm is raging and the winds howl and the snow swirls about you. You find your unable to stop it. But you can dress properly and seek shelter, and the storm will have no affect upon you. Likewise, even though the Internet is saturated with sleazy material, you do not have to watch it. You can retreat to the shelter of the gospel and its teaching of cleanliness and virtue and purity of life.
-Gordon B. Hinckley, “A Tragic Evil among Us” October 2004
Avoid any semblance of pornography. It will desensitize the spirit and erode the conscience. We are told in the Doctrine and Covenants, ‘That which doth not edify is not of God, and is darkness.’ Such is pornography.
-General Conference, Thomas S. Monson, “True to the Faith” April 2006
Pornography is one of the hallmarks of our time. Its producers grow rich on the gullibility of those who like to watch it. In the opening lines of the revelation which we call the Word of Wisdom, the Lord declares: “In consequence of evils and designs which do and will exist in the hearts of conspiring men in the last days, I have warned you, and forewarn you, by giving unto you this word of wisdom by revelation”
-Gordon B Hinckley “Loyalty” April 2003 General Conference
But sad to say, I am confident there are some of our young men who have slipped and are slipping into the foggy swamp of immorality, drugs, pornography and failure. I hope they are a minority among their peers, but even the loss of one is too many.
-Gordon B Hinckley “Great Shall Be The Peace Of Thy Children” October 2000 General Conference
These technologies are useful and can bring great benefits to us. But their inappropriate use—such as involvement in time-wasting games, programs that would drive you to carnal pleasure, or much worse things such as pornography—is destructive. Pornography destroys character and makes its user sink in the quicksand of filth, out of which the person can escape only with much help.
-Jairo Mazzagardi “Avoiding The Trap of Sin”
Be faithful in your marriage covenants in thought, word, and deed. Pornography flirtations, and unwholesome fantasies erode one’s character and strike at the foundation of a happy marriage. Unity and trust within a marriage are thereby destroyed. One who does not control his thoughts and thus commits adultery in his heart, if he does not repent, shall not have the Spirit, but shall deny the faith and shall fear.
-Howard W Hunter “Being a Righteous Husband and Father” October 1994 General Conference
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