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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Church Handbook of Instruction 2: Pornography

The Church's Handbook of Instruction was updated recently. I wanted to take the opportunity to demonstrate a substitution I believe gives greater clarity. You be the judge:

"Pornography

The Church opposes pornography in any form. Indulgence in pornography damages individual lives, families, and society. Such indulgence drives away the Spirit of the Lord. Church members should avoid all forms of pornographic material and oppose its production, dissemination, and use.
The booklet Let Virtue Garnish Thy Thoughts provides counsel on how to avoid and overcome problems with pornography." 

~ Handbook of instruction 2 (21.4.9)

Profane Erotica

The Church opposes profane erotic material in any form. Indulgence in profane erotica damages individual lives, families, and society. Such indulgence drives away the Spirit of the Lord. Church members should avoid all forms of profane erotic material and oppose its production, dissemination, and use.
The booklet Let Virtue Garnish Thy Thoughts provides counsel on how to avoid and overcome problems with profane erotica.

For more information on why I prefer to use the term "profane erotica", go to this link: Mormons take pleasure in sacred erotica

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