Thursday, May 10, 2012

Generation XXX


Several years ago I got to know the mother of a young woman who is a sex addict. She was a friend of a friend of mine and I was asked to talk to the mother about the problem to see if I could give any advice. I went to lunch with the mom and corresponded with her afterward, and still do. I gave her some resources and suggested the young woman seek out help. They did. Through the Theology of the Body and a 12-step group + accountability, she has become sexually sober.

The daughter, a recovering sex addict, is now working with a group called Fight The New Drug, which describes itself in this way:
Learning from the past, Fight the New Drug takes a non-legislative, non-judgmental approach. We recognize an individual's right to view and produce pornography, however, once they are educated on the harmful effects of pornography we believe they will choose to avoid it. We only wish to educate about the negative effects of pornography on individuals, families, and businesses.

In our research, we've found that many people, especially Americans, automatically assume that the anti-pornography movement is at odds with First Amendment freedoms. Under that perception, people are asked to weigh the importance of free speech against the damaging effects of pornography. Fight the New Drug rejects this perception and we will position ourselves as anti-porn, pro-free speech.

Fight the New Drug's message is based on science and facts. In a sense, science is an international currency. We explain why porn is harmful by educating people about the negative psychological and physical reactions it causes. We do not affiliate ourselves with any religious groups or political agendas.

This movement is the result of many years spent developing ideas and researching the effects of pornography. Taking a fresh approach to the issue, we're a non-profit organization dedicated to help the young generation educate itself with the facts on pornography. We hope you will join us in this fight.
Because the group organizes itself in this way, they are able to get into public schools and other places that faith-based groups cannot. While unable to teach the principles of the theology of the body, this young woman is making a difference in our culture - fighting against the over-sexualization of children and the scourge of pornography.

The group, and the young lady - Breanne - were recently featured in a NIGHTLINE episode. You can watch it here. It turned out nicely.

1 comment:

Miss B said...

Great post! Be blessed!