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Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Serial killer Ted Bundy blames pornography for murderous lust
On the 20th anniversary of the execution of serial killer Ted Bundy, LifeSiteNews.com is directing its readers to a January 23, 1989 interview with the killer. Bundy, who was raised in a loving home under normal circumstances, blames his lust for sex and violence, which led to his killing spree, on an unmanaged addiction to pornography.
Posted by Matthew Johnston
Posted by westernstandard on January 27, 2009 | Permalink
What about Ontario's favorite son and daughter, Paul Teal and Killer Karla? What drove them to kidnap and murder two teenagers on videotape? Oh yeah, they're from Ontario, the land of death.
Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2009-01-27 10:58:46 PM
Great, another way for people to pin the blame on something else entirely. This has as much credence as the "society's fault" defence.
Posted by: Brandon D Jespersen | 2009-01-27 11:10:36 PM
The pornography addiction was a symptom, not a cause.
Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2009-01-27 11:35:49 PM
Pornography is for wankers not killers. Teal is a sicko and should be dead.
Posted by: John V | 2009-01-27 11:54:17 PM
Pornography has proliferated enormously, in every way, since Bundy was active 30 years ago. It is more available, to younger and younger children; it is more varied, more graphic, more bizarre, and more violent. It is a multi-multibillion dollar industry.
If Bundy were right, we should be over-run with serial murderers by now. This isn't much better than "The devil made me do it."
Posted by: Grant Brown | 2009-01-28 12:21:40 AM
It's actually worse, Grant, because "the devil made me do it" actually has a basis in theology. Like most serial killers, Ted Bundy was a narcissist who blamed others for his failings.
Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2009-01-28 6:28:40 AM
-this interview was made in january 1989
-he had already been in jail for ten years ( 1979 )
- offense spree span estimated - early mid 70s
-in 1989 he claims that pornography had snatched him 20- 30
years before ( 1959-1969 )
**where did he get such terrible material to view in the 1960s?
did mainstream corner store boobie mags such as Playboy Penthouse etc and adult themed movie theatres offer material such as he describes ?
where did Mr Bundy obtain this special material in the 60s?
the 21st internet makes this material readily available, but the 60s ? was there such a thing as readily available violent porn in America at that time.. key word is " available " not "legal "
we admit to not knowing much about the Bundy legacy, vintage porn markets or the 1960s in general.. so we offer nothing but questions
But really, ...where/ how did " normal white all American males" shop for this sort of material while the Beatles sang about love on the radio ??
Posted by: 419 | 2009-01-28 10:10:50 AM
Let's see, a serial killer blaming his actions on something else. Enough said.
If this was guns instead of porn, we would expect the government to ban it eventually. But even Layton probably sneaks a peak when he can.
Posted by: TM | 2009-01-28 10:37:23 AM
Very good questions, 419. Any word on whether or not Bundy liked the Chronic? :-)
Posted by: Matthew Johnston | 2009-01-28 12:27:13 PM
Has the Edmonton serial killer been caught yet?
Posted by: The Stig | 2009-01-28 3:39:10 PM
God only knows what sets these weirdos off. I'm just glad that we have the death penalty in the United States. It allows us to send scum like him to hell first class.
Posted by: Aaron | 2009-01-29 8:10:35 PM
Not everyone who looks at porn will become another Bundy, but unfortunately this is the kind of story that gets the most press. There are more subtle negatives to pornography that affect a wider population and these definitely need to get more press today.
I think men need to find accountability with what they see with their eyes, especially on the Internet.
Posted by: Luke | 2009-02-05 2:20:50 PM
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