One week from today, the star of [some pornographic movies] will walk onto the campus of Truman State University in Kirksville to debate a pastor on the subject most dear to his heart: porn. It will fall to the Rev. Craig Gross to rebut actor Ron Jeremy’s arguments that pornography is a harmless activity that most people pursue in the privacy of their own homes. . .
“We’ve been around for 23 years, and I have never seen the level of concern among faith leaders that I have in the last year,” Schatz said. “Because of the explosion in new, mobile technologies, there’s a new threat level.”The AVN Media Network, which tracks the pornography industry, reported total retail sales of $13 billion in 2006, the latest year for which numbers are available. . . (continue reading)