Ted Bundy’s Chilling Words on Pornography Before His Execution (If You have Kids or Cable TV, PLEASE Read This)

Ted Bundy was executed in 1989 for the rape and murder of over 30 women and girls. Just hours before he died, he did an interview. What would a man about to die for his crimes have to say to the world? He chose to talk about pornography.

Please take 1:40 to watch this video below. Remember, it’s from 1989.

 

Now think of how much worse it is today. We have shows totally dedicated to sexual crimes and people watch them FOR ENTERTAINMENT. We are a society numbed to scenes of murder and assault. We are used to seeing blood and violence and aggression.

The next generation will reflect this. We are already experiencing the results.

Back to Ted Bundy. If you have the time, here is a longer version of his interview. His words are chilling, and his conclusion tells us something very important. If you don’t have time to watch the video, here are the things he says that I think are most important:

He grew up in a “good, Christian home.” He was introduced to porn by a kid he knew, outside the home.

“Like other kinds of addiction…

you keep craving something which is harder.”

 

“I led a normal life, except for this one small but very potent, very destructive segment of it that I kept very secret.”

And here’s the biggest reason I posted his interview:

“I’ve lived in prison a long time now, and I’ve met a lot of men who were motivated to commit violence like me. And without exception, every one of them was deeply involved in pornography.”

 

“The FBI’s own study shows the most common interest among serial killers is pornography.”

 

We have to help our kids stay away from this, and know how to reject it when (I don’t say if) they are faced with it. He says,

“Pornography can reach out

and snatch a kid out of any home.”

Our culture is saturated with sex and violence, and the combination has devastating consequences. For more on that, see the video below.

We have to be purposeful about this. We cannot assume the men and boys we love will just be able to sludge through this muck without being affected by it. They need our help.

Are we willing to make drastic choices

to help our husbands and protect our kids?

What can we as wives and moms do? One important thing would be to keep the junk out of our homes.

My suggestion? Get rid of your cable. That may sound extreme, but when was the last time you watched a show that did not have indecently dressed women anywhere in the show or the commercials? When was the last time you watched anything that did not have something in there that, really, your kids (and you and your husband) shouldn’t have seen?

In my mind I can still see visuals from scenes I saw as a child at a friend’s house (she had the new HBO channel) or as a teen scrolling channels (even in the days before cable). I can’t ever make those go away. You may not be as visual as I am, but what if your kids are?

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We don’t have cable and I love it. LOVE it. We get movies from the library, and have a box on our DVD player that mutes out the cuss words. We are going to subscribe to Pure Flix, a new internet channel with Christian and clean movies. We do have netflix, but carefully monitor it, because it has plenty of bad content. But I do not regret not having cable one bit. I LOVE that we can watch movies without commercials eating up our time. I love that we’re not adapting our life schedule to fit what’s on TV. My husband and my son (and I) have so much less exposure to soft porn, sexual violence, ungodly influence, etc. than they would if cable was in our home. (I heard a statistic recently that said something like less than 10% of the sexual encounters on TV are between married people – that in itself tells us the messages we’re receiving from TV are ungodly, such as sex is more exciting, fun, interesting, etc. if it’s between people who aren’t married to each other – do we really want our kids growing up on messages like that?)

I’m not saying we’ve got it figured out (I’m sure it would be even better if we just got rid of the TV altogether like some families do.), but I am saying that

I want to be as fiercely protective about the evil that wants my kids’ minds as I feel about any evil that would physically try to snatch them from me.

 

cable-tv-alternatives-ways-watch-free-tv-movies-online-streaming-lower-bill-saveThat being said, I highly, highly recommend you not have any kind of TV or computer in your kids’ rooms where they can view things without supervision. Netflix has plenty of pornographic options. The internet is a world of images (many kids get exposed not on purpose, but by asking their curious questions, such as “What is sex?”). And YouTube has content that won’t get blocked by good blocking systems (if you didn’t know, YouTube was invented by guys who wanted to see a clip of Janet Jackson’s “Wardrobe Malfunction” but couldn’t find any. That tells us something.)

Instead of TV, you can read together as a family, play games, learn a new hobby together, paint, draw, color, have devotions, pray. You might find you like spending time together!

Our choices about the books, movies, magazines, and other content we allow into our homes matter. God calls us to be helpmeets to our husbands and nurturers and guides to our sons and daughters.  Enough said.

“I will set nothing evil before mine eyes.” Psalm 101:3

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