Former Star of Obscene Films Testifies in D.C.
June 23, 2010 1 Comment
It’s a national epidemic. “Pornography robs men of their masculinity, of their psychological health, of their self-respect, of their greatness. It then robs their family, their community and their country of all that they could have offered.”
(Washington, D.C.)—CNS News reports that despite six federal obscenity laws currently on the books,” illegal hardcore pornography is running rampant on cable television and the Internet—and federal prosecutions are virtually nonexistent.”
The group Coalition for the War on Illegal Pornography is reportedly calling on the Obama administration, Congress, and the Justice Department to elevate the enforcement of obscenity laws it says are being ignored.
Notes the report: “At a briefing held at the U.S. Capitol, researchers and activists, including former porn movie actress Shelly Luben [founder and director of an outreach group to those working in the adult film industry offering a variety of support and a transition out of the industry] highlighted the finding of leading researchers on the harm and long-term effects that hardcore pornography has on its viewers—especially children—and called on Congress to make the Justice Department to crack down on those who make and distribute illegal pornography.”
“I have suffered much at the hands of the porn industry,” Luben said. “Porn destroys human lives and is destroying our nation. And I am proof of that.”
Mary Anne Layden, a psychotherapist and director of education of the Sexual Trauma and Psychopathology Program at the Center for Cognitive Therapy of the University of Pennsylvania testified also. She said, of those men involved with pornography: “They would watch things being done to women that they would not want done to the women they love. It psychologically destabilizes them to violate their own innate sense of justice, fairness and the golden rule and reduces their own self-respect. Pornography robs men of their masculinity, of their psychological health, of their self-respect, of their greatness. It then robs their family, their community and their country of all that they could have offered.”
Source: CNSNews– Nick Dean