WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 /Christian Newswire/ -- The 20th annual White Ribbons Against Pornography (WRAP) Week begins this Sunday, October 28 to raise awareness of the harmful affects of pornography. Concerned Women for America (CWA) joins the national campaign to provide opportunities to fight pornography and sexual addictions and call for a respect for sexual virtue.
WRAP Week began in 1987 as a result of one woman, Norma Norris, who sought to sensitize the public to the magnitude of the pornography problem in everyday life. For one week, people are asked to wear or display a white ribbon in solidarity against pornography.
The Supreme Court determined in 1973 that the First Amendment does not protect "obscene material" (hardcore pornography). People can complain to businesses that distribute pornography, write letters to the editor, distribute information to the community, educate community leaders about the negative effects of pornography, ask pastors to address the sin of pornography, support those who are on the "front lines" of the fight against pornography, contact their State Prosecutor and U.S. Attorney to complain about violations of state obscenity laws, and ask state and local legislators to curtail "sexually oriented businesses." More information regarding particular state laws and ordinances is available at www.moralityinmedia.org and www.obscenitycrimes.org.
To schedule an interview with one of our spokespeople, please contact Natalie Bell at 202-488- 7000 x126.
Wendy Wright, President of CWA
Wendy Wright notes that "75 percent of convicted rapists admit they were acting out what they had seen in pornography, and 80 percent of child molesters admit their spiral down began with pornography."
Janice Crouse, Ph.D, Director and Senior Fellow, Beverly LaHaye Institute
Dr. Crouse is an expert on the effect of pornography on relationships affecting women and children and on the link between pornography and sex trafficking.
Matt Barber, Policy Director for Cultural Issues
Mr. Barber said "Many people think that pornography is victimless. They don't realize that many forms of widely accepted pornography are in fact a direct violation of federal and state obscenity laws. These laws should and must be enforced. Ultimately, it is women and children who are most victimized by pornography and the lack of obscenity law enforcement."
CWA State Directors and Leaders are also available to provide local viewpoints and activities.
Concerned Women for America is the nation's largest public policy women's organization.