Lutheran Pastor Defends Consuming ‘Ethically Sourced Porn’; Says She Wants to Remove ‘Shame’ From Industry

Lutheran pastor and author Nadia Bolz-Weber has argued that there should be no shame in consuming pornography, especially if it is “ethically sourced.”

In a recent interview with the New Jersey-based LGBT publication Out In Jersey, Bolz-Weber discussed her upcoming new book on the issue of sexual ethics and the church.

In discussing pornography, Bolz-Weber explained that while she recognizes that there are “issues of justice and exploitation within the porn industry,” she still does not believe that the “consumption of pornography should be shamed.”

“There is ethically sourced porn. There are people who say it’s sexual immorality, but if you take Liberals and Conservatives who show outrage and made a Venn diagram of those who consume pornography, you’d see a huge overlap,” said Bolz-Weber to Out in Jersey.

“There are people who consume pornography in a shame based way, it would be horrible if people know because they are those who are morally outraged as Liberals or Conservatives. That’s a lonely place to exist, let’s take that part out of it. I’m not going to shame people when they already feel ashamed.”

Bolz-Weber’s comments have drawn criticism from some, including conservative Christian author Rod Dreher, who argued that Bolz-Weber “inadvertently indicates why progressive Christianity has no future.”

“If there is a more cartoonish example of progressive Christianity than a foul-mouthed lady pastor praising consumption of ‘ethically-sourced porn,’ I can’t think of it,” wrote Dreher.

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Source: Christian Post