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Fighting Pornography

For the last week, I have been beset by some of the filthiest spam I have seen in a long time. Most of it goes straight to spam, thanks to WordPress’s effective filters, but occasionally, one passes. I think there is a major effort going on to test the filters and see what can get through. It puts pressure on me to check the blog frequently and eliminate anything I see that is inappropriate.

Most of this spam takes you to pornographic sites. I hate porn. It degrades those who indulge. It gives people an unrealistic idea of what sex is all about. It infects normal relations with unrealistic images and expectations. And those images are engraved on your brain, spoiling what is good and beautiful, smearing it with what you have taken in on those sleazy websites.

I have said it before and I will say it again – those women and men are PAID. They are doing those things because they were PAID. The animals are doing it because they are forced – as are some of the humans. It is like prostitution – no, yours is NOT the biggest they have ever seen, they are saying that because you are PAYING them.

That is fantasy. If you get your head straight, reality is 100 times better than this degradation can ever be.

You have a choice. Please choose NOT to support these websites, which are trying to appeal to the very weakest parts of your character. These websites are not just a crime against women and children – they are a weapon against the goodness of your own character.

I am now spraying this blog against filth. You are warned.


January 16, 2009 - Posted by | Blogging, Character, Community, Family Issues, Marriage, Relationships, Women's Issues, WordPress | ,


  1. I posted on the wordpress forums about it- it was disgusting as I, like you, check spam for accidental filters.
    Anyway mine has cut over the past day from 85 to 10.

    Comment by teachthemasses | January 16, 2009 | Reply

  2. I am still getting 100+ per day, but most of it goes straight to spam. I am hoping soon they will get tired and give up. Every now and then one gets through, and it gives me fits. Good on ya, teach, going to the forum. I didn’t think about that. I wrote to support, but not the forums. The good news is that most is going directly to Spam. It speaks well for the strength of the filters – so far.

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 16, 2009 | Reply

  3. The spam comments have been insane this past 2 weeks. they’re all about porn! and they’re a LOT! I’m sick of checking the spam section and every day I find a huge pile waiting to be filtered..

    Comment by Yousef | January 16, 2009 | Reply

  4. I don’t get enough hits to be eligible for spam ! 😀 hooray !
    Why dont you install one of those spam guards where you have to enter a code or number before posting a comment ? This can prevent spambots.

    Comment by amicoskuwait | January 17, 2009 | Reply

  5. oops ! that was me in the previous comment, I was logged in as a different user. 🙂 (once again sorry for the double post)

    Comment by Mathai | January 17, 2009 | Reply

  6. I am sorry this is happening to you, Yousef, but I am glad it is not just me. It sounds like an attack against the WordPress filters. Today, I had less, thanks be to God.

    Mathai – I have had very FEW comments that I had to edit or revise. I encourage people to speak their mind, as long as what they write is fit for my Mother to read (she reads this blog) and as long as there is no hateful language. If I had to, I would, but so far, so good. I find those systems cumbersome, and they discourage commenters.

    LOL@logging in w/wrong name!

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 17, 2009 | Reply

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