The Children of Pornhub

Serena K. Fleites, 19, was 14 when a boy she had a crush on asked her to make a naked video and send it to him. She did, and it ended up on Pornhub. Credit Rachel Bujalski for The New York Times

Here is a hard fact about our society: “Three of the top 10 websites in the world are pornography.”

And on one of these sites, “Pornhub” users are uploading 6.8 million of their own pornographic videos every year, 100 percent of which are perverted filth, much of which also contain rape, and many of which contain sexual exploitation of children.

“After a 15-year-old girl went missing in Florida, her mother found her on ‘Pornhub’ in 58 sex videos,” the New York Times reported on Dec. 6, 2020.

“Sexual assaults on a 14-year-old California girl were posted there” and were reported to the authorities not by the company but by a classmate who saw the videos. In each case, offenders were arrested for the assaults, but Pornhub escaped responsibility for sharing the videos and profiting from them.”

Videos on this site come from people who are being secretly videoed, and from high school and junior high girls getting pressured to send sexual videos to their boyfriends, who then post them. Some of the videos contain children as young as 9!

One girl told the Times, “They’re making money off the worst moment in my life, off my body.” Some victims turn to “drug” addiction and become “suicidal.”

Serena Fleites, now living in her car with three dogs, says, “A whole life can be changed because of one little mistake.”Credit Rachel Bujalski for The New York Times

That this could ever happen, even once, is horrifying. But it is happening a lot. One report estimated that this pornography company is more influential and profitable than Amazon, Apple or Microsoft.

Adults and children are also being “sexually” abused on countless other pornography sites, as well as “Facebook, Twitter, Reddit” and others social media. “Google supports the business models of companies that thrive on child molestation.”

It also cited statistics from the “National Center for Missing and Exploited Children”, which says it received reports of 6.5 million files containing sexual exploitation of children in 2015; in 2017, 20.6 million; and in 2019, 69.2 million.

In five years, more than a 10-fold increase. The demand for deranged “child sexual content” is exploding! An estimated 30 percent of all data transferred across the Web is pornography. And an estimated 20 percent of all Internet pornography involves trafficked children!

The pornography company mentioned above, which serves “3 billion ad impressions” a day and receives enormous advertising revenue, offers this as its solution: an understaffed screening department, the employees of which have the self-described “soul-destroying” job of watching sexually explicit videos all day and trying to guess if the young person they are seeing is 17 or 18. Meanwhile, since the website allows users to directly download the video files, even if screeners remove a video, it can still be re-uploaded and shared.

The Times article caused credit card companies to review their relationship with this website, and the website to make it harder to upload videos. Thus, pornography users are inconvenienced in their method of payment, and an impediment may slow the spread of certain content.

These are feckless, hopeless “solutions” to a horrendous problem: “millions of people ignoring, explaining away, secretly consuming, openly indulging in or even championing pornography—even child pornography!”

They insist that shutting down pornography is wrong because it limits our freedom. But they directly disagree with Jesus Christ! “But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” (Matthew 5:28). Pornography of any kind is sin.

It hurts everyone involved. It leads to a miserable, evil life, followed by death!  Jesus replied, Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.” (John 8:34) That’s the truth. “They promise them freedom, while they themselves are slaves of depravity, for people are slaves to whatever has mastered them.” (2 Peter 2:19)

Naked videos she made as a minor continue to haunt Fleites on Pornhub.Credit Rachel Bujalski for The New York Times.

They say it’s “freedom”. Jesus says it’s “slavery”. Who do you believe?

As you read this, children are being “enslaved, trafficked and forced into sexual acts” so that slave owners and pornographers can make money, and someone with a credit card somewhere can watch. Pornography viewers are funding the literal enslavement of women and children!

Our society has no solutions! And people are too addicted to sin to even care. But there is someone who has seen it all, who cares, and who possesses the power to stop it!

Read Psalm 94. Think of those addicted men, those victimized women, those traumatized children.  Don’t you long for this justice? “May he defend the afflicted among the people and save the children of the needy; may he crush the oppressor.” (Psalm 72:4).

Here is the good news. This is not wishful thinking. It is advance news of what is coming!

Some reaction and suggestions to pornography issues…

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