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Doing "The Right Thing" for Porn Stars

Making the porn industry safe by mandating condom use!
Doing "The Right Thing" for Porn Stars

Porn stars in peril??

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Today I read an article by AP News entitled "New HIV case causes LA porn industry shutdown".  You can read it HERE.  The title of the story seems rather straightforward and uncomplicated.  It would certainly seem prudent for the porn industry to cease filming and "performing" if there is an unnamed "actor" carrying a deadly and extremely contagious disease from partner to partner to partner to partner, if they can legitimately be called partners.

But the article went on to say there is a man by the name of Derrick Burts who in late 2010 was diagnosed with HIV.  The article tells us, "Burts has since gone on to advocate for the mandatory use of condoms in porn with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation."

This issue will also be on the Los Angeles ballot in 2012.  Residents will be asked to vote on whether condoms must be used by all participants in the multi-billion dollar porn film industry.  And then there is this quote: "The question remains how many performers must become infected with HIV and other serious STDs before the industry will clean up its act and government will do the right thing?" said Michael Weinstein, president of AIDS Healthcare Foundation.  [Emphasis mine]

My guess is the industry will never clean up its act, and the government has no idea what "the right thing" is.  Hugh Hefner led us all right past "the right thing" back in the 50s with Playboy Magazine and the hugely successful marketing of what has now become a household euphemism: the girl next door.  A more accurate description would be "the adulteress next door", or "the whore next door", but that would be a bit crass, I suppose.

The politically correct stance in all of this is to pretend that all people everywhere are at equal risk for contracting AIDS.  If we were to believe the propaganda we've been fed, as a happily married heterosexual male, I have as much of a chance of being HIV positive as an LA porn star.  Really?  Does that mean I need to be on the lookout for $1 off a pack of 10 Trojans coupons in the Sunday paper?  Most people who take even a casual look at the facts realize this is patently false.

However, if the porn industry truly "cleaned up its act", what would they actually do?  The definition of cleaning up by Michael Weinstein is the mandatory use of condoms among porn stars and their less-than-significant others.  If I am not mistaken, generally speaking, the porn industry is not known for its stellar observance of the finer points of law.  But the assumption seems to be that if a law was passed by the good people of LA requiring the use of condoms among porn stars, everyone involved would willingly or unwillingly comply, thus making inherently unhealthy and illicit sexual behavior "safe".

Friends, if the obscenely sky high risk of AIDS among porn stars does not provoke at the very least the voluntary use of "protection", then what kind of law will the government enforce to insure their safety?  I suppose the residents of California could pass a second law that would require a government agency to police the filming of all pornographic sex scenes in order to insure proper precautionary measures are being observed: The Condom Enforcement Unit.  They could even supply free condoms (at the tax payer's expense of course) to the actors and actresses in the unfortunate event that their personal supply of prophylactics has been depleted and getting dressed to make an emergency run to the Quickie-Mart for a refill would hamper the mood of the film and increase re-production costs.

A new government agency is the answer.  That would do the trick.  The voluntary cooperation of porn industry moguls with compassionate undercover CEU agents will tackle this dangerous health issue head on and eliminate the risk of AIDS amongst sodomites everywhere.  That is how to clean up the porn industry.  That is how the government can do the right thing.

At the end of the day, it seems the answer to virtually every social problem is a judicial answer: the passing of appropriate laws and the enforcement of those laws.  If we have enough laws, and if we have enough trained professionals to enforce those laws, we can do anything we set our collective minds to do!  Everything from preventing AIDS amongst pornographers to saving the planet from flatulent cows.  Already, we have made great progress in the salvation of our planet by gradually eliminating the use of evil, energy-robbing incandescent light bulbs and replacing them with insanely expensive, curly, mercury-filled fluorescent ones.  One small step for Gaia . . .

But law and law-keeping have always been a problem.  If the truth be told, people just aren't all that law abiding.  Adam had one solitary law: "Don't eat THAT stuff on THAT tree right THERE!"  And the doofus broke it.  Now look where we are!  Then that one law was replaced by ten more!  And none of us obey those either.  "Thou shalt not commit adultery!"  Are you kidding?

The obvious answer to this quandary is not the creation of new laws, but the elimination of all laws.  Look at all the money we would save in law enforcement costs alone!  If you want to use an environmentally destructive incandescent bulb that will lead directly to the destruction of polar bears everywhere, then you just go right ahead!  If you don't want to recycle your beer bottles because throwing them into the recycle bin and setting it out by the curb with the trash is just taking things TOO FAR, hey, you've got the right not to. Just chuck 'em in with the other garbage.  Who cares if they fill up all our landfills.  I mean, they don't call it a land FILL for nothing!

If you don't like using condoms in between anonymous sexual encounters with people who may or may not have AIDS or any number of other sexually transmitted diseases, then nobody is stopping you.  After all, who is to say whether using a condom is right or wrong?  And who does Big Brother think he is, telling us that condom use is the "right" thing to do?  Once we eliminate all laws, everyone can do whatever is right in their own eyes.  No more of this shoving morality down our throats!

That's exactly what they did in the Bible!  They got rid of the laws!  Judges 21:25 says, "In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes."  Really!  It's in the Bible.  Twice, in fact.  For emphasis.  I think we should turn back to the Bible and consider if this would be a better way to conduct ourselves.  Who needs kings and governments when we can all determine what is right or wrong individually?

So instead of insisting the porn industry and the government clean up their act and do the right thing, the better (and obviously more biblical) approach would be for the government to just back off and allow the porn industry to police itself.  Better yet, let the individual porn stars make the condom or no condom choice for themselves.  After all, it is their bodies we're talking about.  They have a right to choose to do with their own bodies whatever they want.  Right?  Who are we to try to impose our capricious, willy-nilly morality on them, refuse them their God-given right to choose according to their own free will, and require them to use condoms while performing acts of lewdness in front of a camera in order to sell those videos through the internet to men all over the world with porn addictions for a multi-billion dollar profit?

Soon, and in my estimation the sooner the better, we should pass a federal law that outlaws all laws.  We need to follow the example of the people of Israel and become lawless.  They didn't have a king over them to tell them what to do.  And they did whatever they blankety-blank-blank-blankety well pleased!  (Pardon my language.  But I'm just so passionate about this I can't help myself.)  Lawlessness is the way to go.  That way, NOBODY can tell you and me what to do.

And, brothers and sisters, it doesn't get any better than that!  Lawlessness is in the Bible.  In Genesis 6 it says,

The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the Lord was sorry that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart.  So the Lord said, “I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, man and animals and creeping things and birds of the heavens, for I am sorry that I have made them.” (Genesis 6:5-7 ESV)

Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. (1John 3:4 ESV)

You know, maybe we should think this through before making any rash decisions.

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