Now, what in the world do we do with all of this? We help people. One person at a time. You’re next.
* The U.S. Customs Service estimates that there are more than 100,000 websites offering child pornography (which are illegal) worldwide. Red Herring Magazine, 1/18/02
* Hollywood currently releases 11,000 adult movies per year – more than 20 times the mainstream movie production. LA Times Magazine, 2002. * The average time a porn movie is watched in a hotel room is 12 minutes. Time.com, 3-29-05 * “The porn industry employs an excess of 12,000 people in California. In California alone the porn industry pays over $36 million in taxes every year.” Bill Lyon, a former lobbyist for the defense industry turned lobbyist for porn, as quoted by CBS News November 2003. * More than 30% of 1,500 surveyed companies have terminated employees for inappropriate use of the Internet, while only 37.5% of companies use filtering software. Websense Incorporated and The Center for Internet Studies, 2000. * 17% of all women struggle with porn addiction * 1 of 3 visitors to all adult websites are women * 9.4 million women access adult websites every month Internet Filter Review * 41 percent of surveyed adults admitted they felt less attractive due to their partner’s pornography use. Marriage Related Research, Mark A. Yarhouse, Psy.D. Christian Counseling Today, 2004 Vol. 12 No. 1. * April 6, 2007: 70% of Christians admitted to struggling with porn in their daily lives. From a non-scientific poll taken by XXXChurch, as reported by CNN.
* A 1996 Promise Keepers survey at one of their stadium events revealed that over 50% of the men in attendance were involved with pornography within one week of attending the event.
* In March of 2002 Rick Warren’s (author of the Purpose Driven life) Pastors.com website conducted a survey on porn use of 1351 pastors: 54% of the pastors had viewed Internet pornography within the last year, and 30% of these had visited within the last 30 days.
* 47% percent of families said pornography is a problem in their home. Focus on the Family Poll, October 1, 2003. * At 13.3 billion, the 2006 revenues of the sex and porn industry in the U.S. are bigger than the NFL, NBA and Major League Baseball combined. Worldwide sex industry sales for 2006 are reported to be 97 billion. To put this in perspective, Microsoft, who sells the operating system used on most of the computers in the world (in addition to other software) reported sales of 44.8 billion in 2006. Internet Filter Review * US Sex Industry breakdown for 2006: Video Sales and Rentals: 3.62 billion Internet: 2.84 billion Cable/PPV/In-room/Mobile phone sex: 2.19 billion Exotic Dance Clubs: 2 billion Novelties: 1.73 billion Magazines: .95 billion Total – 13.3 billion
If you don’t really know just how widespread the epidemic of pornography is, just read the statistics below. I think you’ll agree after reading these that there is a problem even with these outdated statistics. These are just some of the ones I found on www.blazinggrace.org: