The cross eats up our shame. So the shame of our sin, though felt, does not belong to us in the same way it would apart from the cross. For this reason, when we hide taboos like this, then we make shame meaningful and confession implausible and love unseeable.
Just hours away from me in Montreal exists the largest distributor of pornographic content in the world, serving billions of views a year to the world.
Added to that, the demand that Mindgeek/Pornhub creates contributes to the burgeoning trafficking industry that exists in our Canadian cities and is supported at times by Christians.
Nicholas Kristof of NYTimes writes of Pornhub (WARNING GRAPHIC): “Its site is infested with rape videos. It monetizes child rapes, revenge pornography, spy cam videos of women showering, racist and misogynist content, and footage of women being asphyxiated in plastic bags.”
You may have an exclamation point in your mind because I said “churches” above. But read the stats on this. Christians do have lower rates of use of pornographic material and of the sex industry; but they still engage with both.