First PayPal. Then Springsteen. Now a Porn Company Tries to Seize the Moral High Ground

By Michael Brown Published on April 14, 2016

A major porn website has announced that it is blocking North Carolina users in protest of HB2, the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act. So, North Carolina decides to keep its bathrooms and locker rooms safe from sexual predators and a porn company gets morally indignant.

Oh, the irony. (For the bathroom side of the bill, see my questions to Bruce Springsteen; for the religious protections side, see the points made by Ryan Anderson; for Gov. McCrory’s partial compromise, while standing strong on other key points, see here.)

An internet porn company, by definition, is not only immoral but literally traffics in immorality, and every dime it makes is immoral. It degrades and exploits women (and men), marks them for lifelong shame, takes advantage of older teens and young ladies wanting to make easy money, turns sex into a filthy business, contributes to the destruction of marriages, leads to harmful addictions, and even pollutes innocent children, who are being exposed to internet porn at younger and younger ages. Some pornography goes even further in terms of its destructive activities and effects.

So, if there is “dirty money” being made anywhere, it is being made by the pornography industry, which is anything but a victimless business. Yet a porn company is so upset with the North Carolina government that it will not do business with customers living in that state.

As a current North Carolina resident I say, “Thank you!”

Perhaps a few less men, women and children will be taken captive in your snares.

Of course, these days, porn websites are ubiquitous. But perhaps, just perhaps, a North Carolina resident who was going to this website and gets blocked will feel a pang of conscience. Perhaps it will be a struggling Christian who will take this as a sign from the Lord to stop and get help. Let it be!

And perhaps this porn company could start a trend so that other porn companies would also boycott North Carolina. What a delightful thought!

As for the moral absurdity of a porn company boycotting North Carolina’s bill, that would be like the Mafia boycotting a company because it intimidated its workers.

Or bartenders boycotting a car service because its drivers drank while on the job.

Or strippers boycotting a clothing store because its blouses were immodest.

Or prostitutes boycotting customers because they weren’t respectful to women.

The big difference here is that the porn company is boycotting North Carolina for doing what’s right rather than what’s wrong. As I said before, oh, the irony.

Not to be outdone, actress Sharon Stone, who became famous for playing a psychopathic, bisexual, icepick murderer in a sexually explicit film, has decided to boycott Mississippi because of that state’s religious freedoms bill.

And then there’s Ringo Starr, who toured Russia with his all-star band in 1998 but will not perform in North Carolina this June, Russia, of course, being famous for its gay-friendly, trans-embracing policies, a bastion of “equality”!

Which reminds me of PayPal’s hypocrisy and the hypocrisy of other major companies threatening North Carolina, Mississippi and other states which are standing for public safety and religious freedom.

Did I say “oh, the irony”?

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  • Cowboy

    Jumping on the Band Wagon – now I pray that doctors performing abortions will boycott or maybe internet predators and even prostitues will boycott.

    Loosing evil is a good thing!

    • Wayne Cook

      Actually, most doctors (I know five personally) completely disagree with #PP, used of shared bathrooms and a lot of other stuff they get lumped in with. I don’t know why they don’t speak out more, excep that the AMA tends to be a bit predatory and they are accredited by that ‘org’.

      Dr Brown is right and the sooner men stand up for their wives and daughter on this, the better.

    • Melyndi

      awesome! Now this company should just boycott the rest of North America and we’d all be better off

  • Ryan

    More states need to do this, especially if it gets this kind of reaction.

  • JON CHO

    The more I read, the more I doubt there are 100 or even 80 CEOs (PayPal, Deutsch Bank,….) jump in the same wagon of signing a letter to intimidate NC Governor with financial weapon. Shameful CEOs especially those of publicly traded companies to step down for your ill-mind, or if you did not sign that letter, then it is forgery for your internal follow-up actions. NC Government please invite those 100 CEOs for a face-to-face debriefing.

  • Dean Bruckner

    In this case, I hope the door flattens them on the way out of NC

  • inpeace

    List of companies cancelling business/events in NC continues to grow.

    Deutsche Bank
    PayPal
    xHamster
    General Electric
    the Dow Chemical Company
    American Airlines
    Pepsi
    Hyatt
    Hewlett Packard
    Choice Hotels International
    Whole Foods
    Levis Strauss & Co.
    Lionsgate
    Joel McHale
    Bruce Springsteen
    Michael Moore
    Ringo Starr
    Bryan Adams
    And today … we can add the Cirque di Soleil.

    sigh.

    But you go ahead and gleefully obsess over an illicit website’s block of NC-based servers. As if Christian NC porn-lovers everywhere haven’t already logged-into another internet illicit website.

    This article is even more absurd than your last article, Michael.

    Eyes up here, man.

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