WRAP anti-porn campaign covers three decades
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October 2017 – In 1987, Norma Norris’s priest preached a sermon against pornography, citing the availability of porn in their local area. The Butler, Pennsylvania, woman decided she must do something.

“We’re here and we care!” Norris said. She conceived the idea of a simple white ribbon to represent decency. Small white ribbons were attached to auto antennas, smaller ones were pinned on clothing, and huge white ribbon bows were sent to the governor and attorney general. Petitions and a motorcade followed.

The campaign was the birth of WRAP — White Ribbon Against Pornography — and it continues today with a week-long annual emphasis beginning the last Sunday in October.

WRAP is now one of many campaigns overseen by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (founded in 1962 as Morality in Media).

“Today, NCOSE is the premiere go-to ministry for information and resources to fight pornography, sexual exploitation, trafficking, and related issues,” said AFA VP Buddy Smith.

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