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National porn awareness campaign begins this week

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July 12, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A coalition of 110 groups this week launched a month-long campaign to draw attention to the harms of pornography.

The campaign, a project of the War on Illegal Pornography Coalition, is a four-week united effort by national and local organizations to educate the public on the harms of pornography and provide tools for support.

Each week will focus on a specific harm of pornography:

  • July 11-17: Pornography Addiction
  • July 18-24: Harms to Children
  • July 25-31: Links to Sex Trafficking
  • August 1-7: Violence Against Women

“Pornography is silently and secretly destroying men, women, and children,” the organizers of the campaign state.

“It is a pandemic ruining lives, marriages and families. Our now Pornified society has eroded the cultural norms in America to the point that even a major TV network, using the public airwaves, is planning programming with a known pornographer and exploiter of women. This harm must end.”

The campaign hopes to reach tens of thousands of people, with well over 25 events during the month, from local rallies to webinars to live online conferences that can be viewed directly on the Coalition’s Facebook page.

“Just like the pornographers, we will harness the power of the Internet, with extensive use of social media,” the organizers state. “We will feature a series of Livestream Conferences on Facebook and our websites that will enable the viewers to participate with questions and discussion in real time.”

Participating groups will provide hundreds of free subscriptions to addiction recovery services and for filtering software.  They will also provide billboards, signs and web posters at no cost to all supporters. Much of the material can be downloaded from the PornHarms website. (http://www.pornharms.com/beaware/)

The organizers of the campaign relate that participating groups, such as Morality In Media, Girls Against Porn & Human Trafficking, and the American Family Association of Pennsylvania, among more than a hundred others, are daily inundated with cries for help from people, both men and women, whose lives have been devastated by pornography.

“Every day we receive messages from the victims of pornography – men caught in the ravages of addiction since childhood, accounts of women and children raped, women trafficked against their wills to perform the most degrading of all sexual acts on tape, broken families and devastated hearts. These links between the rise of a porn culture and these specific harms are undeniable. It is time we speak up about them and help others realize the consequences of pornography.”

“That is why,” the organizers state, “we are launching the Be Aware: PORN HARMS campaign. It provides an overview of the damages caused by pornography use.”

Information on events, more of which will be added throughout the campaign, are available on the Be Aware: PORN HARMS National Awareness Campaign website here.

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