Although most writers are embarrassed by stuff they published earlier in their careers, we're guessing that David Caton (above), the founder of Christian conservative group the Florida Family Association, has more reason to blush than most. That's because in 1990, Caton, whose group recently convinced Lowe's to pull its ads from the TLC reality show All-American Muslim, authored a book about overcoming his addition to pornography (I know, right? Does that look like the punim of a porn addict to you?). The title of the tome? Overcoming the Addiction to Pornography, which is apparently the Unbearable Lightness of Being of evangelical anti-porn screeds.

Unfortunately, the text is not available online. However, the Nov./Dec. 2010 issue of the American Family Association Journal took out a full-page ad for the book, which is described as a riveting account of the author's "17-year addiction to pornography." An Amazon user review also lifts passages from the book, quoting Caton as writing:

The porn user escalated his immoral behavior by indulging in hardcore porn, child porn, sadomasochistic porn, satan worship porn, and snuff (actual killing) films. The damage done through this escalation of immoral behavior is irreversible without Jesus Christ. The porn user has now become a prisoner to the spirit of bondage. Such bondage often leads the porn user to act out scenes in pornography, thus raping, molesting and even killing innocent people.

Since triumphing over his addiction to porn of the hardcore, sadomasochistic, satan worship, and snuff varieties (jeez, how did he even find this stuff in 1990? That's like, a decade before Kazaa was even invented), Caton and his group went on to protest the evils of the recently axed NBC series The Playboy Club, queer-studies courses at the University of South Florida, Gay Days at Walt Disney World, Canadian teen drama Degrassi: The Next Generation, and (no joke) Florida's Hillsborough County's plans to build a light-rail system, calling the government's endorsement of cheap and efficient mass transit "immoral." Say whatever you want about the godlessness of sustainable rail travel, Caton, but you and your psalm-spouting pack of hate junkies better keep your paws off Degrassi, or else we're really going to have a problem. 

Commentarium (20 Comments)

Dec 13 11 - 11:00pm
beatgeneration1

Oh my God, where do they find these people?

Dec 22 11 - 5:11pm
profrobert.

He looks like a pedophile.

Dec 13 11 - 11:25pm
ed

in the next cubical

Dec 13 11 - 11:33pm
nope

To be fair, he might have had a point about that light rail. You ever see the way a station will take two, three different trains, sometimes all in the same way? That just isn't right. Stations just don't have the morals they did when I was a kid.

Dec 14 11 - 12:24am
Gazbo

Could Lowe's maybe grow a pair and tell this teeny weeny itsy bitsy little non entity that they are just TRYING TO SELL FUCKING HARDWARE and could the Florida whos-its go preach on a street corner or start a radio show or something and please get out of the way?
They can sure as hell ignore everybody else.

Dec 14 11 - 3:41am
SB

So what do the Westbourgh Baptist have to say about the Florida Group?

Dec 22 11 - 5:46am
Westboro Baptists

SB, they aren't hateful and radical enough. They just need more practice, though.

In Jesus Love
Westboro Baptists

Dec 14 11 - 12:32pm
Show

Oh man, a boycott-off between those two would be a must-see event.

Dec 14 11 - 1:11pm
G

While the guy is obviously a bigoted idiot, what does attacking him on a completely unrelated issue say about you?

Dec 14 11 - 2:31pm
NY

It says that we are completely intolerant of people who have vices, decide to outgrow their vices, and then decide that no one else can organically grow or change or discover life's little ups and downs, good and bad, on their own, and instead, move to decimate and take away our liberties because they inhernetly "know better" than we do.

Dec 14 11 - 2:45pm
G

That sentence is so long I lost it's meaning half-way through and had to read it again.

I still don't understand why anything before "move to decimate and take away our liberties because they inhernetly "know better" than we do" needs to come into play. Yeah, the guy's an ass, but was the sole purpose of this article humiliation?

Dec 14 11 - 5:55pm
G is a dickhead

It isn't unrelated, as it shows up neo con hyprocrisy. I would add that David Caton has exchanged one vice, porn, for another, self aggrandizement through judging others as "wrong". He probably mentally masturbates to the same ol sick images he had back in the 90's, just like most fundamentalists do.

Dec 14 11 - 6:21pm
G

Well, I'm glad we've resorted to name calling. Now the real discussion can begin.

Dec 22 11 - 5:49am
Gee

@NY, I didn't have any trouble with what you wrote.
@G, just study NY's comments a bit longer, then maybe you'll get it. If not, ask a grownup to help.

Dec 14 11 - 1:18pm
Kel

Although the Florida Family Association claims 35,000 followers, David Caton is the only person who works there. The upside is that he has plenty of time to surf the web alone...say, is that mamelles.net?

Dec 14 11 - 11:09pm
Wow!

So that's what conservatroll looks like! Explains a lot.

Dec 16 11 - 2:49am
Fabian

It's not just porn. He is also addicted to child porn and satanic porn (whatever the hell this is) and snuff films (meaning real killing of living human beings). What the hell? Why isn't he in jail?

Dec 18 11 - 9:34pm
Renaldo

Satanic child snuff porn is huge if south Florida. Watch the news.

Dec 22 11 - 5:52am
Satan

Hahahaha! South Florida amateurs! We've moved on to satanic child bestiality snuff "foot fetish" porn. Catch up.

Dec 23 11 - 9:12am
Rj

You sick bastards! You joke about this stuff, but it really happens and is the work of the devil.