February 20, 2008 by Stacy McDonald

Funny video about a not-so-funny problem…

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“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” (1 Peter 5:8, NKJV)



It has been said that integrity is defined by “who you are when nobody is looking.” I wonder how few men would be inclined to buy pornography if they thought they’d get this type of reaction in the check out line? Watch Video

I also wonder what the sales are for this sort of thing in a small town where everyone knows everyone, verses a big city where one can hide behind their anonymity. However, porn is becoming very accepted these days; so consciences are seared and people don’t even have the decency to be ashamed of themselves!


I think this is a good example of the importance of accountability; but “if” this man is a Christian, then he should know that God sees all anyway – even if the “checkout lady” doesn’t.


By the way, for anyone interested in Internet Accountability, I highly recommend Covenant Eyes.


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12 Responses to “Funny video about a not-so-funny problem…”

  1. MamaK says:

    Oh my word, that was so uncomfortably funny to watch! Well done.

  2. Martha A. says:

    Oh my! I think it would help if more people spoke out against it instead of adknowledging it as a problem that “everyone has”

  3. Stacy McDonald says:

    James received this comment on his blog. I thought our readers might be interested in trying out Covenant Eyes for a month for free…

    “Thanks for speaking out about this important issue.

    Accountability is such a vital means of grace that God has given the church.

    I’ve written a series of blogs about the importance of and philosophy behind quality accountability on the Covenant Eyes blog page: http://blogs.covenanteyes.com/2008/01/24/why-accountability-part-1/

    I invite you to go to http://www.covenanteyes.com and enter promocode ‘onefree’ to receive a free 30 day trial of the program. That promo code is open to anyone who wants it. Try it out!”

    Luke Gilkerson
    Internet Community Manager
    Covenant Eyes

  4. Anonymous says:

    Hi Stacy, I love to come here and be encouraged in the sacred calling that God has placed on my life as a wife and mother of 7 children. Over the last several months, I have been made aware of at least 2 men in our church who have a “problem” with the issue that has been written about and commented on here. These men still continue on in positions of serving in our churches teen ministry. I am greatly disturbed by this and can’t fathom why our pastor is not addressing this—either by removing these men from their positions of teaching AND addressing this from the pulpit. Just Sunday evening, he spoke on s*xual perversions, but only made mention of some of the most extreme ones…nothing about p*rn*graphy! As you can imagine, I am much in prayer over this, but am feeling rather frustrated!
    Jennifer

  5. elena rulli says:

    Watching that video I felt indignation rising in me… Towards the cashier and her colleague! Who are they to judge that man’s actions? Just like the issue with fat chips, why do they feel compelled to crucify him for a porn magazine? In my opinion, it is a matter between that man, his wife and God… And his dietist.
    My utmost regards
    Elena
    P.S. My reading of the Bible goes on, yet I’m even more confused. Why did God punish the Faraoh and not Abraham, when he told his wife Sarah not to reveal they were married and gave her practically to the Aegyptian king in exchange of safety (Genesis 12:14,20)? I don’t want to be unrespectful, but I would like to hear your opinion on this matter, since you know far better and more deeply the Bible.
    Thank you again!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Stacy, I realized after writing my comment that it sounded like I was just venting or whining! I was thinking about the lives have been affected and hurt, the many variables that are involved in these particular situations I mentioned and just how very serious this all is. When I read your post, this was all brought to my mind and I was led to comment. There was so much behind my initial comment and I realize that no one else is aware of those things! Just agreeing with how serious this issue is and should be treated in that way…not brushed off. God has allowed me to pray with and for some of the people involved and I have seen Him work in a beautiful way. My concern, I guess, is for the corporate response (from the pulpit). Thank you for the privilege of responding……..Jennifer

  7. Persuaded says:

    oh. my. gracious.

    “in fact it makes me kinda sick”
    so so funny! :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

    thanks for sharing, Stacy!

  8. Sunday says:

    I didn’t watch the video but I highly recommend Covenant Eyes. My dh and I have used their service for almost 5 years now. I, as a wife, feel the love and commitment my dh has to me when I receive a copy of the accountability report (we have CE on our home computer and his work computer). It is just a reminder that my dh is choosing to love me even when I don’t know it.

    There have also been times that I had to ask questions about what was contained in the report and he has thanked me for being proactive. I really feel CE helps us to feel like we can have open and honest discussions about what we are viewing when online.

    Thanks for encouraging others to check it out!

  9. Luke Gilkerson says:

    Thanks for sharing that video with others. I saw it a couple days ago on the same blog and I quickly put the video up on Covenant Eyes’ MySpace page.

    It is a funny video, but not a funny issue. I’m not sure what the stats are about pornography sales in small towns vs. places of greater anonymity, but the sad reality is that the world of the Internet has changed all of that. Now, with broadband access, all pornography can be viewed anonymously anywhere.

    If you want some accurate and scary stats, go to http://www.familysafemedia.com/pornography_statistics.html

    Luke Gilkerson
    Internet Community Manager
    Covenant Eyes
    http://www.covenanteyes.com

  10. Jennifer says:

    Wow, I have quite mixed feelings about this video. On the one hand, if I found women in real life roasting a guy for buying such filth, I might break into applause! On the other hand, I’m afraid by the time the girls in the store found the porn, I’d already lost respect and patience for the cashier because of her disgusting and flat-out rude comments about weight problems! I couldn’t believe her nerve! It’s one thing to mention accountability for porn, but weight issues and food choices are TOTALLY different! If that girl had only started ranting when she found the porn mag, that would have been one thing, but since she gave him a rude little sermon about the chips too, I started to think she was just a little judgemental and self-appointed preacher. Who did she think she was? That came off not as a well-done statement against porn, but a bad afternoon of judgement and nit-picking. If I’d been in that man’s shoes, I’d have said, “Well, why are you working in a place that sells such things if you’re so against them? Talking but not walking, are we?”

    Thanks for the video, Stacy. Your point in posting it is well-taken: people need accountability and to stop ignoring such issues!

    Still, thank goodness cashiers aren’t allowed to make such personal comments in real life. I’d never venture into a store if I had to risk getting a sermon from Pippi Longstocking every time.

  11. Ben Lawrence says:

    That video is very interesting. I’m not sure if you have heard of Accountable2You. It is an accountability software that monitors both the Internet and Windows activities.

    Ben
    ben@accountable2you.com

    Accountable2You – Complete Computer Accountability
    http://www.accountable2you.com

  12. Luke Gilkerson says:

    Hello again, Stacy!

    Just wanted to let you know about Covenant Eyes’ new video, “Struggling With Pornography Temptations.” We want to spread this video all over the Internet, so if you like it, please paste it in your blog some time.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ICTrHtUkx8

    Later!

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