The Maryland Coalition Against Pornography invites you to attend the National Coalition On Sexual Exploitation annual VIRTUAL SUMMIT. It is being held from July 20th to July 24th online and the registration fee that we are paying will allow you to not only attend on those days but also provides access to recorded sessions online at any time, so you can catch up on the various topics and presentations at your leisure. We’d like to get your response to the summit and see if there might be a chance that you could assist us on one or two projects during the year, once you have seen some of the presentations.
Here is the link for information about the summit:
Over 100 experts will be presenting and over 25,000 attendees from 115 countries are expected!
Pornography Awareness Week brings together hundreds of national, state and local groups, along with driven concerned citizens in a massive effort to educate the public on the harms from pornography and the many resources available to aid those affected. National WRAP Week always starts the last Sunday of October. Religious and civic leaders – we urge you to take a stand, share resources, preach a sermon to enlighten people about porn’s many harms. See https://endsexualexploitation.org/wrap/ for resources.
White ribbons are being phased out as the icon for this week, so 2020 will be the last year you will receive these (see inside enclosed envelope). Moving in a different direction, we are offering a decal with many possibilities for where it can be displayed – on your laptop, tablet, cell phone, car, notebooks, etc. Let’s get the word out, with particular emphasis on the growing evidence of how porn harms the brain. To that end, see our web page on brain science.
Although planning events and activities has been a challenge, MCAP still has goals to pursue, particularly during this month of June, national Internet Safety Month. We particularly wish to equip and educate the public about the dangers of porn to minors We want the book Good Picture, Bad Pictures to be available in every school library and public library system, so we are making strides to see that happen. We also admire the movie Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age, and want to facilitate more screenings of it in our state. Can you help us to raise the funds to do that? Or would you like to help spread the word about these resources and help MCAP get them into the right hands? Contact us.
Please see our flyer for more info about our Fourth of July No-Show Dinner Dance fundraiser.
MCAP Calls for Action: Sign the petition "Pornography is a Public Health Crisis". Start the conversation in your community and in your home. Pornography is creating a public health crisis.
"It’s been since the late ’90s since Congress passed a large-scale solution to a child’s instant access to pornography. More than 20 years later, children are accessing pornography more than ever before and with hardly any restraint. Technology has never been in a place like it is today to make online pornography difficult to reach for a child. It is time that Congress passes a new law regulating the porn industry. Sign the petition and tell Washington, it’s time for a new law to protect children from the harms of pornography."
Watch the videos here.
Join us at the PG County Back-to-School Block Party on SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. PRINCE GEORGE'S SPORTS & LEARNING COMPLEX, 8001 SHERIFF ROAD, LANDOVER, MD. MCAP could use help with staffing our exhibit table at this event. If you could pitch in, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301-649-4053.
Order white ribbons today, 5 cents each, call 301-649-4053 to place an order.
Here's a sample of helpful information from Protect Young Minds, and check the MCAP Facebook page for more! We encourage you to "Like" us on FB to keep up with all that we offer.
Join us at the PG County Back-to-School Block Party on Sat., Aug. 25, 9 am-2 pm at the Bowie Baysox stadium. MCAP could use help with staffing our exhibit table at this event. If you could pitch in, please email email@example.com or call 301-649-4053.
Join MCAP and the fun this Tues., Aug 7, 6-8 pm, when we participate in the Bowie Police Dept.’s National Night Out at Allen Pond in Bowie, to promote crime prevention strategies for all and public safety challenges.
Free family fun with various children’s activities including a moon bounce, music, home security, identity theft info, child ID kits and more. Don’t forget to dunk the chief!
MCAP could use help with staffing our exhibit table at this event. If you could pitch in, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301-649-4053.
It's in Spanish too!
Sign the petition today!
October 29-November 4 is White Ribbons Against Pornography (WRAP) week. See the FLYER.
Preview the video "Addicted to Porn: Chasing The Cardboard Butterfly" Thursday, November 2, 2017, 7-9 pm. See the FLYER.
Thanks to all who came and those who made the celebration a wonderful event! If you weren't able to make it you can listen here.
Celebrate with us this Saturday, 12th, 2–4 pm at 17700 Old Baltimore Rd. Olney, MD 20832. Free and light refreshments.
Sign the petition today!
Join us November 12, 2–4 pm at 17700 Old Baltimore Rd. Olney, MD 20832. Guest speaker Savannah Lawrence. Free admission. See flyer here.
On Saturday, October 15, from 9:30am until noon, Capital Baptist Church in Annandale, VA will be hosting a Restoration 1:99 workshop entitled "Sexual Addiction in the Church". You can check out event details here.
Listen to Matt Aujero's live radio interview on WAVA radio station, 105.1 FM here.
MCAP is pleased to announce that a member of our speakers' bureau, Matt Aujero, will be interviewed live on WAVA radio station, 105.1 FM, 780 AM, from 5:05-5:15 pm ET, as part of the Don Kroah afternoon talk show. See here and the call-in number for the show is 888-293-9282.
View Dr. Donald Hilton speaking on "Pornography and the Brain: Public Health Considerations." here.
October 25th - 31st is White Ribbons Against Pornography (WRAP) week. See the FLYER.
Read our 2015 MCAP Fall Newsletter, including information on WRAP week.
July 13th, 12-1pm, Dr. Donald Hilton speaking on "Pornography and the Brain: Public Health Considerations." View FLYER.
Watch the video "Somebody's Daughter," Sun., Oct. 27, 2:00 pm, at the Salvation Army of PG County Chapel, 4825 Edmonston Rd. Hyattsville, MD. 20781. No one under 15 please, at the S.A.'s request. Download flyer here (Spanish).
Nov 1st, 7pm enjoy chamber music followed by the movie "Somebody's Daughter." Download flyer here.
RSVP by October 25th! RSVP now. See the Flyer.
Look for a Podcast done by the iCareCoalition that will be posted on their website in the next couple of days. Additionally, on their website are resources dealing with cell phone parental controls and more. Check it out.
Friday October 28th, 7-9:30pm join MCAP in celebrating 25 years of fighting for innocence. It will be located at the "Knights of Columbus" in College Park. Featuring guest speaker Patrick Trueman. RSVP by October 8th 25th. See the Flyer.
October 30th - November 6th is White Ribbons Against Pornography (WRAP) week, sponsored by Morality in Media (MIM). This is a great opportunity to show how you feel about the negative effects of pornography by considering Action Steps 1-7 on the WRAP page!
To order ribbons just call Art McKnew at 301-864-2106.
In the evening from 7-9:30pm on Friday October 28th, join MCAP in celebrating 25 years of fighting for innocence. It will be located at the "Knights of Columbus" in College Park. Save the date!
An authentically masculine outdoor experiential weekend for males. Arrive Thursday evening and be back by Sunday afternoon. Three more weekend retreats this year. Reserve your spot today.
More than 100 Members of Congress sign letters urging Attorney General Holder to enforce Federal obscenity laws.
pureHOPE (formerly the National Coalition for the Protection of Children & Families) and the Religious Alliance Against Pornography are co-sponsoring a summit to be held April 13 and 14, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. The purpose of the Summit is to address the social costs of the proliferation and normalization of pornography, including its increased accessibility through mobile devices and its role in driving demand for sex trafficking in the United States and across the globe. For more details visit the website here.
A live one-hour online conference on pornography in which YOU can participate. On December 9th at 11:00 AM Eastern, you will be able to watch this important event right on Facebook and can ask questions of our panelists. RSVP to the event here so we can keep you updated. You will be able to submit questions online to the panelists. The event will be broadcast live from here.
A demonstration of Internet Safety 101 recommended for School Personnel, Parents, Guardians and not children. Tuesday, Nov. 16th 7:45-9:00 PM. At St. Catherine Labour (see address on flyer). No registration required. Print the flyerand spread the word.
White Ribbons Against Pornography (WRAP) week, sponsored by Morality in Media (MIM), begins in a week.
To order ribbons just call Art McKnew at 301-467-6988. The cost of the ribbons is only 4 cents each. Remember to raise awareness, using this printable campaign flyer.
October 31st - November 7th is White Ribbons Against Pornography (WRAP) week, sponsored by Morality in Media (MIM). This is a great opportunity to show how you feel about the negative effects of pornography!
To raise awareness, print and post this White Ribbon Campaign flyer from here.
Find out how the candidates you are considering for State's Attorney responded to questions about fighting pornography here.
Read about increased attention to fighting child pornography here
Read more about legislation to curb the influence of pornography on our 'Legislation' page
Read the lates article from the Sunday Times, confirming that porn leads to increased sexual harrassment. Read the article here
November 17, Tuesday--
Legislator Andy Harris wrote a wonderful Op-Ed, 'Don't treat pornography lightly,' letting Marylanders know why the lack of a porn policy at Maryland U could be detrimental. Read the article here
In response to the recent Washington Post article 'Rated XXX', condemning the recent, responsible actions of State Senator Dr Andrew P. Harris, MCAP PresidentRobert H. Kammer issued the following response:
"Senator Harris is doing the job he was elected to do, namely [to] protect the public image of the State’s University System and assure that state taxpayer money is well-spent. The courts have told us that obscenity is determined by public standards, and what Senator Harris is doing is trying to get the University to acknowledge those public standards which are very clear to the majority of Marylanders."
October 25th - November 1st is White Ribbons Against Pornography (WRAP) week, sponsored by Morality in Media (MIM). This is a great opportunity to show how you feel about the negative effects of pornography!
To order ribbons and arrange delivery from MCAP just call Art McKnew at 301-864-2106. The cost of the ribbons is only 4 cents each.
Additionally, MCAP is sponsoring a special WRAP correspondence campaign--we are writing letters to the new U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder, encouraging him to prosecute adult hard-core obscenity cases. Click here (pdf) or here (.doc) to view and print a sample letter
For additional information about how to get ribbons and what you can do to participate visit this link. There are even White Ribbon pins, pendants, decals and car magnets.
Due to the efforts of our supporters and friends, Prince George's County Council recently approved much-needed restrictions on Adult Book Shops. Read the Washington Post story here.
Despite the threat of rain, the NO MORE PORN TOUR demonstration was a success. Thirty participants from MCAP and "The King’s Men" protested the "Wholesale Lingerie" store at the intersection of intersection of Powder Mill Rd. and Route 1 in Beltsville. Thank you to all who participated!
It's time for Congress to clean out pornographic material from all military premises. Support the Military Honor and Decency Act.
A new national survey of online youth has mixed news for those concerned about Internet safety. The bad news: increasing exposure to unwanted pornography and online harassment and cyber-bullying.
See the Complete Report.
If you're doing research about the size and reach of the pornography industry, Top Ten Reviews offers some very eye-opening statistics. Enough is Enough also provides some very informative statistics on the industry.
According to the U.S. State Department ( http://www.state.gov/) human trafficking is a very serious problem. Trafficked persons are often found in prostitution and sex entertainment. According to U.S. Government estimates, 600,000 to 800,000 victims are trafficked across international boundaries annually, and between 14,500 and 17,500 of those victims are trafficked into the United States each year. More than half of the victims are children. Child victims are often exploited for sexual purposes, including prostitution, pornography and sex tourism.
Click here for the complete information sheet (pdf).
Both nationally and within the Washington, D.C. suburbs, porn addicts are not helped by the fact that pornography distribution chains are alive and well all around us. We are working to enforce existing obscenity and zoning laws. Click here to read more.