Sunday, August 30, 2015

Addiction is Addiction

I'm surprised at how some readers responded to pastor Brent McNamara's addiction to pornography.

Addiction is Addiction


I'm surprised at how some readers responded to pastor Brent McNamara's addiction to pornography.

Well, come to think of it, maybe I'm not.

There's a reason why's online editors turned off the comments section of my Tuesday column. Seems boys will be boys, and plenty of them believed that looking at a few girly magazines had nothing to do with addictive behavior. At least they don't act out their fantasties with a real person, they said.

So let the pastor peek. Just good dirty fun, right?

Wrong. As McNamara learned, anything that becomes an obsession is an addiction. Grammy-winning gospel artist Kirk Franklin, who confessed his porn addiction a few years ago, learned that lesson, too.

"People tell me, 'When I watch porn, at least I'm not cheating on my wife'." Franklin says. "I tell them, 'Dude. You are cheating on your wife."


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