Porn Swap: Christian Bookshop in Helsinki offers New Testaments in exchange for porn mags

Helsinki Times - A Bible for porn, porn for a Bible

Helsinki Times - A Bible for porn, porn for a Bible

Porn. We all know how destructive its influence can be, how degrading it is for those unwillingly caught up in its production. But what can we do as Christian booksellers and retailers to help those whose lives and relationships are blighted by porn?

The Kotisatama Christian Bookshop in Helsinki came up with a simple answer when an organisation called the ‘Freethinkers’ launched a campaign offering people pornography in exchange for religious literature: they offered people free New Testaments in exchange for their porn magazines.

That’s what I call mission on the high street. Could we do the same, without waiting for England’s version of the ‘Freethinkers’ to take the initiative? Or if not New Testaments, perhaps give away copies of Tim Chester’s Captured by a Better Vision? (IVP, 9781844744350)

The inevitable question, of course, is who pays? But could this be something for us all to join together in, from bookshops through publishers and suppliers to wholesalers — one way in which we really can be ‘Stronger Together, Weaker Apart’?

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