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:
- Visit the Morality in Media website for more ways to get involved.
- Visit the National Coalition for the Protection of Children and Families website to find out more about Pornography Awareness Week.