Inspired by a topic in Family Life, where many are contending that any man who has masturbated and/or used porn, would be a judgmental hypocrite if he were to have a problem with marrying a woman who wasn’t a virgin. (And, I suppose, vice versa.)
However, it does seem the posters who frequent FL tend to lean towards a more “pastoral” or “liberal” understanding of Church teaching, especially recently – there seemed to be more “conservative” posters there once upon a time.
So, figured I’d bring it up here, for perusal by a different crowd. On one hand, surely, if Jesus said a man who looks at a woman lustfully is guilty of adultery, then surely, such sins are equivalent? But I’m not completely convinced. Just as I’m not convinced that raunchy romance novels are just as bad as porn, though I concede they could lead some to sexual sin.