Catholic Daughters take stand on porn - Catholic Courier

Catholic Daughters take stand on porn

Catholic Daughters of America, Court St. Joseph 139 in Corning, plans a spirited observance of the national White Ribbon Against Pornography campaign Oct. 31-Nov. 7.

Rita Morrison, a member of Court St. Joseph 139, has made 1,000 white ribbons that will be distributed at Catholic churches throughout the Tier for use during the campaign week.

The Catholic Daughters are concerned “about the flood tide of obscenity pouring into our nation’s communities and homes, especially through the Internet,” stated Mary M. Smith, regent of Court St. Joseph 139.

White Ribbon Against Pornography is being held in conjunction with Protection From Pornography Week. Morality in Media, which spearheads the movement, offers these suggestions for people wishing to stamp out pornography: Ask your pastor to speak on the subject; give thanks to businesses that refuse to sell porn; complain to stores in your area that do sell porn; write letters to the editor; complain to your newspaper if it carries advertising for strip clubs and other adult businesses; ask your town to include a “no obscene programming” clause in its cable franchise contract; and ask your state, local and national legislators to enact and/or enforce obscenity laws.

Morality in Media has also urged the public to write to presidential candidates George W. Bush and John Kerry, imploring them to take tough stances against pornography.

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