Nashville, TN (Vocus) October 28, 2009
October 25-November 1, 2009, is White Ribbons Against Pornography (WRAP) Week, in the State of Tennessee. The state proclamation encourages all citizens to recognize WRAP Week by wearing or displaying white ribbons as a sign of their commitment to community standards of decency and their support for the enforcement of laws against obscene materials. The background of the WRAP campaign is available at http://www.moralityinmedia.org. White ribbons are available for purchase at http://www.wrapfamily.com. An excerpt from the Proclamation states:
"Whereas, pornography degrades and dehumanizes both female and male participants; and Whereas, pornography presents youth with a false and distorted image of human sexuality, devoid of love, commitment, and responsibility; and
Whereas, pornography features criminal and other anti-social behaviors, including adultery, bestiality, incest, child abuse, prostitution, teen promiscuity, unsafe sex, and the degradation, rape, and torture of women; and
Whereas, pornography leads males and females into sexual addictions that prevent and tear marriages apart; and
Whereas, the explosion of obscenity helps create the demand for women and children trafficked into sexual slavery; and
Whereas, so-called "adult" pornography is used by adult predators both to stimulate themselves and to entice, desensitize, and instruct their child victims; and
Whereas, children molest other children in imitation of what they see in pornography; and
Whereas, the Supreme Court has ruled that the First Amendment does not protect obscenity and that legitimate governmental interests are furthered by enforcing obscenity laws, including the protection of morality, public safety, the community environment, and family life; and
Whereas, a poll conducted by Harris Interactive in July 2006 found that 73 percent of adult Americans think that viewing pornographic Web sites and videos is morally unacceptable; and
Whereas, in April 2008, Harris Interactive conducted a poll that found that 75 percent of adult Americans said that they would support the next president were he to do all in his constitutional power to ensure that federal obscenity laws are enforced vigorously."
Girls Against Porn would like to thank Representative Susan Lynn, of the 57th House District, and the State of Tennessee House of Representatives for officially proclaiming it WRAP Week.
Girls Against Porn (http://www.girlsagainstporn.com) is an on-line resource and action coalition for women who have a loved one involved in porn, and for anyone who wishes to get involved in the fight against porn and enforcement of obscenity laws.