As well-attended as Michael Leahy’s “Porn Nation” campus presentations have been, not everyone agrees with Leahy’s message (argumentative college students, imagine that). I thought I would give some highlights for our readers about specific rebuttals Leahy has received (as well as toss in my own two cents as a former campus minister). Of course I can’t defend Leahy on everything. While I have read his testimony and seen video footage of his talks, I can’t presume that Leahy has done and said everything “right” on every campus. But I deeply respect Leahy’s perspective and his bravery. I hope that he gets the … Continue reading →
Meet Michael Leahy, former sex/porn addict and author of the new book, Porn Nation. Porn Nation is more than the title of a new anti-pornography book. It is also the title of Michael Leahy’s controversial presentation he has given across the country at over 200 college campuses in front of more than 100,000 students. That’s right—thousands of students have packed out college auditoriums to hear Michael Leahy’s testimony about how pornography nearly ruined his life. (Check out the promo video for his campus tour.) I did a quick Google search for “Porn Nation” to see what might come up. After … Continue reading →
“I stumbled across a porn site by typing in a business address wrong. I went back out of curiosity. Within a matter of days I was doing it on a daily basis; within a matter of weeks, that is all I did. It literally took control and consumed my life. I went from joining all the free stuff, to anything I could to feed my addiction. I began to lie to my husband about working overtime just so I could continue to feed it. I didn’t want to go home. I lost my mind in such a short time that … Continue reading →
For years Michael Leahy has been touring college campuses in the U.S. and Canada with his well-attended and controversial talk, “Porn Nation: The Naked Truth.” Leahy is a recovering sex/porn addict who uses his own story about how pornography nearly ruined his life as a springboard to talk to college students about the prevalence of pornography today. Here’s a short promo video from his campus tour: This month his book, Porn Nation, hits the bookstores.
Readers, indulge my literary analogy for a moment, if you please. One of my favorite short stories is by Nathaniel Hawthorne called “The Great Stone Face.” I highly recommend taking an hour and pouring over this simple story.