“ ‘Let virtue garnish thy thoughts unceasingly’ [D&C 121:45]. There is so much of filth and lust and pornography in this world. We as Latter-day Saints must rise above it and stand tall against it. You can’t afford to indulge in it. You just cannot afford to indulge in it. You have to keep it out of your heart. Like tobacco it’s addictive, and it will destroy those who tamper with it. ‘Let virtue garnish thy thoughts unceasingly’ ” (Gordon B. Hinckley, “Inspirational Thoughts,” Ensign, Aug 1997, Fireside in Dublin, Ireland, 1 Sept. 1995).

"Satan has become a master at using the addictive power of pornography to limit individual capacity to be led by the Spirit. The onslaught of pornography in all of its vicious, corroding, destructive forms has caused great grief, suffering, heartache, and destroyed marriages. It is one of the most damning influences on earth." - Richard G. Scott, "To Acquire Spiritual Guidance," Ensign, Nov. 2009, 8.

 "Parents, be aware that the addiction of pornography can begin with youth at a very early age. Take preventative action to avoid that tragedy. Stake presidents and bishops, warn of this evil. Invite anyone you consider captured by it to come to you for help." -Richard G. Scott, "To Acquire Spiritual Guidance," Ensign, Nov. 2009, 9.

"Satan strives to convince one that sins can be hidden from others, yet it is he that causes them to be revealed in the most compromising circumstances. His objective is the enslavement of God's children. All of his enticing, alluring temptations have as their root the destruction of the individual.  Seek out your bishop. He will show you how to repent and will help you do it. As you pray and act, you will be led to others who will support you. Repentance is a process of cleansing. It is difficult, but it has an end, a glorious end with peace and refreshing forgiveness and the miracle of a new beginning." - Elder Richard G. Scott of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, "To Be Free of Heavy Burdens," Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2002, 87.

"Pornography is used in rape - to plan it, to execute it, to choreograph it, to engender the excitement to commit the act." [Andrea Dworkin testimony before the New York Attorney General's Commission on Pornography in 1986]




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