Below is a video featuring Dr. Robert George, noted ethicist, jurist, and political philosopher discussing the social impact of America having enshrined pornography in its culture for the past 50 years.

Of interest to readers of Mere Orthodoxy is George’s phrasing of pornography around the issue of human dignity. George seems to be quite right in how he categorizes the error of pornography.   Libertines often paint critics of pornography to be cultural throwbacks and sexual prudes—accusing them of wishing to ensconce their moralism as the law of the land. George’s concern escapes this critique and demonstrates how the issue of pornography out to be discussed—not solely as an issue of morality (though it certainly is that), but also an issue of human embodiment and justice.

 

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Posted by Andrew Walker

Andrew T. Walker is an Associate Professor of Christian Ethics at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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