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The guy who got Lowe’s to pull ads from All-American Muslim was addicted to porn

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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.