Speak Out

  • Silence means acceptance.  Speak out in a polite and informative way.  Ask community leaders to take a stand against pornography and lewd behavior.  
  • Internet Porn.  Urge lawmakers to amend the federal law and prohibit the distribution of pornography over the Internet.  Then encourage citizens to forward pornography and illegal sexual traffic to any law enforcement agency for investigation and prosecution.
  • Utilize “Clean Services Foundation.”   This resource offers technology tools to help protect your home internet, your mobile devices, your gaming systems and anywhere the Internet can bring filth into your home.  It can protect against bullying in schools, drug problems, violence, texting problems, etc.  This foundation not only protects your home but your child as he/she goes elsewhere.  http://cleanservicesfoundation.org
  • Speak up for decency when you see something in a store that offends you—and make a difference.  Silence means acceptance.  Those who want porn and soft-porn displayed are speaking out, while the silent majority in Spokane is remaining quiet.  Instead of looking away from offensive pictures, politely express opposition to them through a written note or phone call.  Approach management of malls, stores, television, and radio stations, with a request to withdraw indecent materials.  Most managers and store owners will respond to polite customer requests.  Ask your friends and neighbors to do the same, preferably at the same stores and businesses.  Phone calls and letters also effectively help to establish the community standard.  
  • Do not use the word pornography, because there are varying opinions as to what is pornography.  Instead, ask that anything that is “inappropriate for children” be out of the sight of children.  In addition, take the time to thank store managers who cover magazines which are inappropriate for children, providing a family-friendly environment.    
  • Make your purchases from businesses which support family values and a community standard of decency.   It is time for businessmen to look at what they bring into our community that hurts children and families, and make adjustments.  
  • Urge schools and libraries to re-examine their social responsibility.  Some schools and libraries argue that their environment and books are merely a reflection of society—or, is society a reflection of our schools?  
  • See that schools use firewalls to protect children from pornography.   Those who introduce children to computers or require students to use them have a responsibility to help parents and students recognize the risks of going on-line, and help them understand how to be safe from online pornography. 
    (See http://cleanservicesfoundation.org to receive help to protect your school and the children if they take those computers home.)
  • Take your family to church, where the truth about pornography addiction is discussed and help is offered.
  • Hard-core porn movies are provided on-demand in hotel rooms across our country.   The U.S. Dept. of Justice and the FBI cannot prosecute companies who produce and sell these movies, because they are legal.  The courts see this sleazy entertainment as a constitutional right.  Spokane must therefore establish our own community standard, and citizens can then give their support to those businesses which honor it.
  • Women who are the nurturers in the homes and of the children, must rise up against porn which causes both our men and boys to treat women like objects to be used, abused, and thrown away.  Porn movies are contributing to the sexual harm and violence in our area.  Violence against women is not a right of free, protected speech.  

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