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Rabbi and Pamela Anderson Co-Wrote Op-Ed on ‘Dangers of Porn’

rabbi shmuley pamela andersonRabbi Shmuley Boteach and Pamela Anderson wrote a joint op-ed for The Wall Street Journal about Anthony Weiner and the “dangers of pornography.”

I’ll give you a second to process that sentence.

(Also, how many op-eds feature the phrase “From our respective positions of rabbi-counselor and former Playboy model and actress…”)

Now, something to keep in mind here is that there is no indication pornography consumption had anything to do with Weiner’s sexting addiction. And yet, Boteach and Anderson argue, “If anyone still doubted the devastation that porn addiction wreaks on those closest to the addict, behold the now-shattered marriage of Mr. Weiner and Huma Abedin.”

They’re both warning about what porn consumption could do to families and marriages, citing stats and warning that “the march of technology is irreversible and we aren’t so naive as to believe that any kind of imposed regulation could ever reseal the Pandora’s box of pornography.”

Now, while Rabbi Boteach might have some ground to stand on here, it seems a little odd that Anderson would be taking such an anti-porn stance. Not only has she posed for Playboy over a dozen times, but she graced the cover of their final nude issue last week.

And both of them are calling for a “sensual revolution”:

The sensual revolution would replace pornography with eroticism—the alloying of sex with love, of physicality with personality, of the body’s mechanics with imagination, of orgasmic release with binding relationships. In an age where public disapproval is no longer an obstacle to personal disgrace, we must turn instead to the appeal of self-interest.

Simply put, we must educate ourselves and our children to understand that porn is for losers—a boring, wasteful and dead-end outlet for people too lazy to reap the ample rewards of healthy sexuality.

You can read their full WSJ op-ed here.

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