Yesterday, a man who influenced the world's culture in an unimaginable way died. While many celebrities are mourning Hugh Hefner today, millions of others are silently feeling the soul-crushing destruction the pornography industry has caused.
Heartbroken wives have lost their husbands to sex addiction, and so many boys and men have become slaves to pornography. While there have been many major influences in this progression, one of the most famous is Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy Magazine.
In a sobering post on Facebook, Franklin Graham talks about Hefner's legacy and the fact that now Hefner will spend eternity in either Heaven or Hell, far away from the sexualized glitz and glamour he worshiped on Earth.
Fox News reports Hefner died at 91 of natural causes, surrounded by loved ones. Hefner was known for his multiple girlfriends, being ostentatiously proud of his young conquests. But Hefner saw his polygamous lifestyle as far morally superior to people who cheated.
"I had a lot of girlfriends, but it's not the same as cheating. I don't cheat. I am very open about what I do. ... I think that when you are in a relationship, you should be honest. The real immorality of infidelity is the lying," said Hefner.
Hefner actually blamed his religious upbringing for his about-face lifestyle. "Part of the reason that I am who I am is my Puritan roots run deep," he said. "My folks are Puritan. My folks are prohibitionists. There was no drinking in my home. No discussion of sex. And I think I saw the hurtful and hypocritical side of that from very early on. "
"If you had to sum up the idea of Playboy, it is anti-Puritanism," he went so far as to say. But while Hefner was very proud of his sexual influence in America (and beyond), Franklin Graham called it a "sobering thought," adding that "God is the ultimate judge."
What do you think of Hefner's legacy and Graham's comments on it? Share your thoughts in the comments! Thank you! Graham also just made a very strong statement about women's worth, countering a recent "progressive move" from Islamic leaders.