No Thank You, Mr. Santorum.

Posted on April 10, 2012 by


As a Christian woman, I have no use for or love of pornography. I don’t think it serves any public good, and I’d just as soon see it go away. It does nothing to enhance true intimacy the way God designed, and every thing to undermine it.

However, under no circumstances do I want to hear politicians promising to ban pornography if they are elected. It’s a legal business enterprise and a free speech issue.

This is the kind of thing that liberals do: impose their religious values and preferences on the populace by rule of law. The self-branded “true conservative” Rick Santorum has taken a page from their playbook on the issue of hard-core pornography.

Rick Santorum wants to put an end to the distribution of pornography in the United States.

“America is suffering a pandemic of harm from pornography,” Santorum’s official website reads. “Pornography is toxic to marriages and relationships. It contributes to misogyny and violence against women. It is a contributing factor to prostitution and sex trafficking.”

The former Pennsylvania senator states that, “as a parent, I am concerned about the widespread distribution of illegal obscene pornography and its profound effects on our culture.”

Santorum criticized the Obama administration for turning “a blind eye … to the scourge of pornography” and for refusing to enforce obscenity laws.

“If elected President, I will appoint an Attorney General who will do so,” Santorum writes. “While the Obama Department of Justice seems to favor pornographers over children and families, that will change under a Santorum Administration.”

Why Rick Santorum thinks it’s a good idea to broach this subject and open this particular can of worms confounds me. The Christian conservative wing of the GOP is firmly in his hip pocket as Romney has failed to energize the base. There are much bigger issues for a potential president to concern himself with. More importantly, this is not an issue for the federal government to attend to at all. Is there no one left who has any intention of upholding the Constitution? And when will Christians get a clue and understand that a theocracy is not what we want here?

Edited to add: As of this afternoon, Senator Rick Santorum has suspended his presidential campaign, so those of you who are consumers of pornography can rest easy for now.