“On Friday’s edition of the ‘Ask Pastor John’ webcast, Pastor John Piper was asked, ‘Pastor John, do you believe there is a difference between film nudity versus pornography? I know many Christians who are against porn, but they have no issue watching movies or TV shows that show graphic nudity.’
“His sober response held no punches.
“‘The closer I get to death and meeting Jesus personally face to face, and giving an account for my life and for the careless words that I have spoken (Matthew 12:36—and how much more for intentional stares), the more sure I am of my resolve never intentionally to look at a television show or a movie or a website or a magazine where I know I will see photos or films of nudity,’ Piper responded.
“‘Never. That is my resolve. And the closer I get to death, the better I feel about that, and the more committed I become,’ he emphasized.
“It was the second question addressed in the webcast, however, that has provoked more public attention.
“A listener named Adam emailed Piper, asking, ‘Pastor John, what would you say to a Christian who watches the cable TV show Game of Thrones?’
“What proceeded were a dozen heartfelt, challenging questions Christians should ask themselves before considering watching shows like Game of Thrones, noted for their graphic sexual content.” *
Cenk Uygur (http://www.twitter.com/cenkuygur) and Ana Kasparian (http:/www.twitter.com/AnaKasparian) discuss.
* Read more here from Charisma News: http://www.charismanews.com/culture/44403-john-piper-watching-nudity-on-shows-like-game-of-thrones-is-recrucifying-christ