To the editor:
In response to William Skepnek's letter of July 28: Are you serious? I am compelled to give you the benefit of a doubt because it is so hard to believe that the "conclusions" you came to are so ridiculous!
News flash: There are men who view pornography who aren't Christians or priests. Are they, too, at risk? And if a man is truly religious, why is he viewing this material in the first place?
News flash: There is no proof that priests who have abused children did so because they looked at pornography.
News flash: It doesn't matter where Naughty but Nice is located; those who wish to shop there will. In fact, men who ordinarily wouldn't go there for fear of being seen there on Massachusetts Street might shop there if it is "put out on the highway."
News flash: Pornography is inanimate. It has no power over a person's actions. People make decisions, not magazines or videos.
Conclusion 1: The bottom line is, we all make choices; some choose to control themselves, some don't. Somewhere down the line, the choice is made.
Conclusion 2: The kind of thinking represented by Mr. Skepnek tells our young people that it is OK to kill and OK to abuse. All they have to do is blame pornography, drugs, bad upbringing, etc. We can always find something or someone else to blame.