Seductive words

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Hugh McLachlan (Perspective, 31 July) completely fails to get to the crux of the problem regarding pornography.

Someone who misuses love by detaching human sexuality from the intimacy of a committed, loving relationship between two spouses and turns it into commercial goods sins seriously.

Anyone who produces, buys or consumes pornographic materials violates human dignity and seduces others to sin.

Pornography is a degenerate form of prostitution, for here too there is the suggestion that man can get “love” for money. Models and actors, producers and distributors are equally involved in this serious offence against charity and human dignity.

Anyone who consumes pornographic materials, visits pornographic websites, or participates in pornographic events finds himself in the wider circle of prostitution and supports the dirty, billion-pound business of selling sex.

With regard to the media, many people, especially children, think that whatever they see in the media is real.

If in the name of entertainment violence is glorified, anti-
social behaviour is approved of, and human sexuality trivialised, this is a sin both of those in the media who are responsible and also of those supervisory authorities that ought to put a stop to it.

Martin Conroy


East Lothian