October 30-November 6, 2005
Stand Together Opposing Pornography
Stand Together Opposing Pornography
PORNOGRAPHY SATURATES OUR SOCIETY:
Cable and Network TV Programs
Sexually Oriented Businesses
According to Dr. Victor Cline in Pornography's Effects on Adults and Children there is a 'near universal four-factor syndrome' among users of pornography:
1.) addiction effect -- they get hooked
2.) escalation effect -- with the passage of time the users required more explicit, rougher, more deviant kinds of sexual material to get their 'high.'
3.) desensitization to material that previously shocked
4.) increased tendency to 'act out sexually.'
From AgapePress September 12, 2005
(AgapePress) - The possession of child pornography by child molesters is becoming a common phenomenon, according to a study released by the New Hampshire Crimes Against Children Research Center.
After interviewing police investigators regarding a possible link between possessing child pornography and acting on it, researchers found 40 percent of porn users to be molesters. Once again, this trend of perversion is connected to the Internet.
MORE INFORMATION ON THE DANGERS OF THE INTERNET CAN BE FOUND AT
Lighting the way to protect children and families from the
dangers of illegal Internet pornography and sexual predators.
An Internet saturated with pornography is making it alarmingly easy to bring sexual temptation right into our homes. This is a growing problem for thousands of families that struggle with the effects of sexual compulsion and addiction. Pure Intimacy.org was created to deal with the effects of online sexual temptation.
If you or your children have been exposed to pornography or pornographic ads on the Internet, you may request an investigation by clicking here.
Internet Filter Recommended by the AFA -- BSafe Online
HOW TO GET INVOLVED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE:
1.) Click here for a bulletin insert that can be used during Pornography Awareness Week October 30-November 6, 2005. Ask your pastor about including it in one of those Sunday bulletins.
2.) Consider approaching your local elected officials about issuing a Pornography Awareness Week Proclamation. Click here for the language of two model proclamations:
3.) Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper to educate the community on the dangers of pornography.
4.) A Guide to What One Person Can Do About Pornography 48 page booklet
5.) Excerpts from the 1986 Final Report of the Attorney Generals Commission on Pornography can be read by clicking here.
6.) Conduct a survey of your community. Use this handy survey as a guide as you check for the prevalence of pornography near you.
7.) Magazines at the Checkout Counter Glossy Garbage
8.) Video Stores:
Movie Gallery just bought out Hollywood Video and aggressively buys out smaller chains. Did you know that Movie Gallery is the largest video store chain to offer hardcore pornographic videos? If you see a Movie Gallery moving into your neighborhood, it is time to sound the alarm. The brochure Somewhere in America will help in the fight against Movie Gallery.
The need to check out and monitor your local video store is a must. Even nice sounding stores such as Family Video may rent hardcore pornographic videos. Check it out and if you find a backroom that makes these type videos available, voice your concerns to the management and urge him to remove the offensive material. If the material remains, take your business elsewhere. Let the management know why your will no longer be a customer there and make sure you tell your family and friends and encourage them to do the same. Ask your local law enforcement officer to investigate the possible obscene material that may be in those backrooms. Click here to read the PA State Obscenity Law.
9.) Is there a Sheetz or Turkey Hill convenience store near you? Do they sell pornographic magazines such as Playboy, Playgirl or Hustler? Sheetz corporate office has made it quite clear that they believe they are providing a much needed customer service by making these magazines available. In many cases, the only thing that will send a clear message to these corporations is a drop in their profit line. And the only way that will happen is if those concerned about the detrimental impact exposure to pornography will have on their family takes their buying power elsewhere. A Sheetz or Turkey Hill store may be closer and more convenient, but do you want your dollars to support a corporation that offers material that could destroy your family?
10.) XXX Church Number One Christian Porn Site! (Dont worry your internet filter will not block this site!)
XXXchurch exists to bring awareness, openness, accountability and recovery to the church, society and individuals in the issues of pornography and to begin to provide solutions through non-judgmental and creative means.
11.) File a Complaint With the FCC by going to their website.
12.) If there are porn outlets in your town, why not consider having a Motorcade for Decency or White Ribbon Campaign.
IS YOUR COMMUNITY PROTECTED FROM A SEXUALLY ORIENTED BUSINESSES?
Click here to see which counties have been contacted as part of our Municipalities Project. Remember we can provide, free of charge, model licensing and zoning ordinance to regulate sexually oriented businesses. Contact us for additional information.
HELP FOR THOSE STRUGGLING WITH PORNOGRAPHY ADDICTION:
Pure Life Ministries exists to serve Christian individuals and organizations dealing with sexual sin throughout the world by providing biblically based counseling, teaching materials and a public speaking ministry with the goal of leading Christians to victory over sexual sin and a deeper life in God.
Pornography is very prevalent in the homosexual community. For those wanting help to overcome their unwanted same-sex attractions visit Stephen Bennett Ministries' website.
RESOURCES FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO LEAVE THE ADULT ENTERTAINMENT SCENE:
Woman at the Well -- to give women that have worked in the adult entertainment industry a chance to start the healing process.
Mary Magdalene Project gives women who have been victimized by street prostitution the opportunity to turn their lives around.
New Friends New Life helps women who have been working as prostitutes, dancers and in other sexually oriented businesses create new lives for themselves and their children. We provide the skills and resources for women to find other employment and make a fresh start.
Vice Chairman of Voter Education