Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Matt 24 watch, 221: An outbreak of HIV/AIDS infections among "stars" in the porn "industry" in the USA

It has been noted that there is a cluster of HIV/AIDS infections among so-called "stars" in the pornography "industry" in the USA.

Radar Online notes:

Another porn star has revealed he has tested positive for HIV, the fourth such case reported in less than three weeks, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.

The male actor confirmed his diagnosis to the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the largest nonprofit global HIV/AIDS organization in the world which is presently fighting for a statewide condom rule in California . . . 

Last month, an actress who goes by the screen name Cameron Bay [in context, female] tested positive for HIV, prompting a weeklong voluntary halt on shooting.

On Tuesday a second performer, Rod Daily, who performs primarily in gay porn but is romantically linked to Bay, announced that he had also tested positive
Then, on Friday, a third actor — whose name was not been released — also reported a positive read, as first revealed by Radar. [HT, WND]

While, the outbreak of such a deadly disease is sad, and it is always tragic to see people suffering, we need to realise that this is a so-called "industry" built on willful involvement in sin that undermines lives, souls, families and society, and addictive bondage that too often leads to other horrors (such as the acting out of porn fantasies . . . including that of the Castro case of kidnapped women in Cleveland, Ohio). Behaviours that are implicated in all sorts of devastating consequences. 

Including, here, the spreading of diseases associated with sinful lifestyles.

We cannot but notice as well, the close association revealed between the promotion and "mainstreaming" of pornography and that of perversion.

(While we are at it, the recently formed group of Christians advocating for homosexualisation of marriage, is in obvious, gross error. Cf. a recent remark at KF here.)

So, perhaps the most troubling point is the implication of terms like "stars" and "industry" -- namely, that yet again perverse, destructive evil is being accepted into the mainstream of our civilisation.

Paul's words in Eph 4 - 5 are apt:
Eph 4:17 Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. 18 They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. 19 They have become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity. 20 But that is not the way you learned Christ!— 21 assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, 22 to put off your old self,[f] which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, 23 and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, 24 and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness . . . .
  Eph 5:1 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not become partners with them; for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), 10 and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. 11 Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. 12 For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret. 13 But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible, 14 for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says,

“Awake, O sleeper,
    and arise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you.”

15 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, 19 addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, 20 giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, 21 submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ. [ESV]

Words to the wise in a civilisation spinning out of control and sliding faster and faster towards the cliff. END