Pastors Turn a Blind Eye to Porn's Devastating Impact

Surveys show two-thirds of American men view pornography.
Surveys show two-thirds of American men view pornography. (File)

Surveys show about two-thirds of all American men regularly view pornography and the rate is about the same for Christian men.

But surveys also show most pastors don't believe the rate is anywhere close to that in their own church.

Rev. Jay Dennis of First Baptist Church at the Mall says it's time those in the pulpit wake up and fight back against the flood of X-rated material.

"I believe that 80 percent of men in churches are struggling at some level with viewing pornography," Dennis told CBN News.

Yet he said most pastors either don't believe it or won't take action. Trena Mewborn, director of counseling at Dennis' church, said that inaction plays into the devil's plan to make believers feel isolated.

She said the feeling among many of those struggling with pornography is that they're somewhat unique.

This feeling, she said, "especially in the Christian community is that nobody in this church understands, nobody struggles with this. I am really this pervert or I am really this deviant."

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