A Plea To Stop Porn

i was pleasantly surprised to see the Sunday paper carrying, as an opinion piece, this open letter from a Christian and a Muslim in which they make a plea to hotel chains to stop offering porn as in-room entertainment.

It’s a basic argument, and one that is well articulated. It’s also written from a position of appeal rather than condemnation, recognizing that hotel owners have financial incentive for offering porn.

Just the same, the plea is a call to something better than mere financial gain: human dignity and the common good.

The letter closes with this:

There are some things — inhuman things, unjust things, dehumanizing things — that should not be sold.  There must be some things that, for the sake of human dignity and the common good, we must refuse to sell — even if it means forgoing profit.

 

 

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