Pornhub Disabled in Texas

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Following the passage of a new age verification law in Texas which requires users of pornography sites to present government issued identification to access content, Pornhub has decided to protest the decision by suspending its services in the state.

Users seeking to access the site in Texas will now be met with a statement by Pornhub explaining why the company has disabled access to Texans.

The company’s statement includes a call to action for users to get in contact with their state representatives and issue complaints about the law.

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“Unfortunately, the Texas law for age verification is ineffective, haphazard, and dangerous,” the statement reportedly reads. “Not only will it not actually protect children, but it will also inevitably reduce content creators’ ability to post and distribute legal adult content and directly impact their ability to share the artistic messages they want to convey with it.”

Aylo (previously known, quite infamously we might add, as MindGeek) is the parent company of Pornhub.

In 2023, Pornhub sued Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to block a state law that would require pornography sites to step up age verification mechanisms and display health warnings.

Texas claimed Aylo (formerly MindGeek) violated its age verification law, and as such, the parent company of Pornhub sued Texas’s Attorney General.

Texas is the eighth U.S. state Aylo has blocked access to its site in protest to similar age verification laws. The other states are: North Carolina, Montana, Utah, Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas.

Perspective

In 2024, some of the most searched for terms on the internet are pornographic in nature.

This is devastating. It speaks to a very real brokenness in the hearts of man.

Clearly, pornography is rampant in today’s culture. The deception around it has gripped that hearts of both young and old, leading to the perversion of God’s gift of sex quite possibly more than any other of God’s gifts to humanity.

Lust, pornography, and other sins have been painted as liberating and porn itself is even being taught to youth riddled with anxiety as a “healthy” means of stress relief!

The truth of the matter is that pornography is most often the first step on a slippery slope of sexual addiction and ungodly desires (Romans 6:19). The addictive nature of pornography is well established.

According to Philippians 4:8, we are to think on things that are true, honorable, just, pure, lovely and commendable, as well as on things that are of excellence and praise worthy. Upon these things, we are to set our thoughts upon. Does pornography align with any of these things? If we’re honest, no it does not.

It is also nowhere close to being something we are to take action on.

Pornography is addictive, and we are not to be mastered by anything (1 Corinthians 6:12; 2 Peter 2:19). Lusting in the mind, which is the essence of pornography, is offensive to God (Matthew 5:28) and destructive (see Proverbs 6:25–28; Ephesians 4:19).

And for those struggling with the addiction of pornography, there is freedom available to you from it!

Addiction is a choice. Freedom is also a choice. This acknowledgement is essential.

If you’re consuming pornography, God will forgive you and wants you to live in victory over it! His forgiveness and freedom is already available to you on the other side of repentance.

If you desire victory over pornography, here are simple steps to victory:

  1. Confess your sin to God (1 John 1:9).
  2. Ask God to cleanse, renew, and transform your mind (Romans 12:2).
  3. Ask God to fill your mind with things that are true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, and commendable (Philippians 4:8)—and consume media that can be described that way.
  4. Ask God to reveal the void in your heart you are trying to fill with pornography, and ask Him to help you find your satisfaction in Him (Psalm 16:11; 37:4).
  5. Learn to possess your body in holiness (1 Thessalonians 4:3–4)
  6. Understand the proper meaning of sex and rely on your spouse alone to meet that need (1 Corinthians 7:1–5).
  7. Realize that, if you walk in the Spirit, you will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh (Galatians 5:16).
  8. Get into community where there is accountability, whether it is a group of people, a spiritual leader or a friend who you can be absolutely honest with.
  9. Take practical steps to reduce exposure to pornographic images. Install pornography blockers on your computer, limit television and video usage, and find another Christian who will pray for you and help keep you accountable.

You can find freedom from the bondage of pornography. God’s plan for your life, including His design for your sexuality, is far better than anything sin entices you with.

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