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Pornography Awareness Week 2009

Last Updated: July 30, 2021

Luke Gilkerson

Luke Gilkerson has a BA in Philosophy and Religious Studies and an MA in Religion. He is the author of Coming Clean: Overcoming Lust Through Biblical Accountability and The Talk: 7 Lessons to Introduce Your Child to Biblical Sexuality. Luke and his wife Trisha blog at IntoxicatedOnLife.com

This week is national Pornography Awareness Week, also called WRAP Week (White Ribbons Against Pornography). Last year we published a number of posts in honor of this week, and this year we are doing the same thing as a part of our overall mission to educate others about the harmful effects of porn.

How did WRAP Week start?

In 1962 a Catholic Priest, an Orthodox Jewish Rabbi, a Lutheran pastor, and a Greek Orthodox Priest were concerned about the access children had to obscenity. They started Morality in Media (MIM) and since then this group has expanded to a national scope. Today MIM works through constitutional means to curb traffic in obscenity and uphold standards of decency in media.

In 1987 Norma Norris heard a sermon against pornography delivered by the pastor of her Catholic parish. Inspired by this she started a campaign to send a message to her community leaders that she and many others cared about hardcore pornography being sold in their community. Soon after she had the idea of a simple white ribbon as a symbol of decency (the movement began), and that year MIM became the official sponsor of the WRAP campaign.

Join the campaign for your community: