Do You Have Blood on Your Hands?

Their physical features are often beautiful. Their sexual appetites are legendary. Their audience is vast. Yet they live lives filled with torment. They are sex workers, porn actors, exotic dancers, and prostitutes. Hollow eyes. Soulless gazes. Empty. Hard. Aged. Exploited. Addicted.

Lexi’s story was in the news. A porn actress, Lexi tried to get sober. Her boyfriend died of a heroin overdose. Now, she is dead, cause of death unknown. Lexi is one of countless victims who have lost their lives, their families, their hopes, their minds, their bodies, and their dreams to the “adult” entertainment industry.

Do you care?

Did you contribute to Lexi’s bondage, endangerment, and death? Do you have blood on your hands? If you visit the websites, buy the content, lust after the fantasies, and gratify yourself via the entertainment, you are the problem. The pornography industry cannot exist without customers. If you are one, you are a 21st century slave owner. You are ensuring bondage, disease, addiction, and death.

One more victim

I first met Melissa when she was 16. She was serving a banquet at a Christian school. Later, she enrolled in Bible college. But Melissa had unresolved issues. A family history of sexual abuse complicated her life, leading to sexual sin and dismissal from Bible college. She eventually “hooked up” with Tim and bore two children to him.

When money was tight, he demanded Melissa work as an erotic dancer. Her income, he insisted, was needed to make ends meet. To work up the nerve to perform such an indignity, she got drunk. Alcohol numbed her emotions enough to cope with the shame. When she and Tim broke it off, he took the kids. He had money. She had nothing except fading beauty and growing shame. A brief item in a Michigan newspaper featured her death from drug overdose.

And you say your porn habit hurts no one. Ask Lexi. Ask Melissa. Oh, no – you can’t. They’re dead, victims of a culture gone mad with sexual sin.

Excerpted from “Facing the Ugly Truth” by Dr. John Neihof, in the afaJournal October 2018. Used with permission.