October 25th through November 7th, 2010, is anti-pornography week as declared by Morlity in Media. In celebration, they want you to do the following:
- Display White Ribbons…Wear a WRAP lapel pin…Put a WRAP magnet on your car! (buttons and magnets are available from their site).
- Make copies of their anti-porn flyer and distribute to members of your church or other sympathetic religious/community organization. (the flyer can be downloaded from their site).
- Petition your U.S. Senators (using the petition they provide).
- Ask your Governor, State Legislature, Mayor, or City Council to issue a Proclamation in conjunction with the White Ribbon Against Pornography Campaign (a model proclamation is provided on their site).
- Ask your state prosecutor to enforce state obscenity laws (using a letter they provide).
- Tell others about the www.ObscenityCrimes.org website (using another flyer available from their site).
Needless to say, MIM is not a big fan of the First Amendment as currently written (it makes no exception for pornography) and they believe that morality enforcement is a perfectly legitimate function of government as long as said morals coincide with their own beliefs (of which the freedom for adults to make their own decisions about what they see apparently doesn’t rank very high).
Knowing how fervent anti-porn crusaders are and how their agenda dominates the religious right (not to mention much of the feminist left), it makes one realize just how tenuous our grip is on our most basic freedoms.