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Pornography

Pornography - Mainstream Pornography Too Accessible

> Latest booklets for download: Action Kit (Feb. 2021). Study guide How Porn Harms (rev. 2019). <

Today’s mainstream pornography depicts violent, abusive and degrading sexual activity. It is easily accessible and widely used. Viewing pornography can lead to compulsive behaviour and addiction. And it fuels other forms of sexual exploitation, such as prostitution and human trafficking.

Pornography promotes a distorted sexuality devoid of love, respect, genuine intimacy or self-giving. It teaches that people are products to be used and consumed and fosters sexual entitlement and selfishness.

Our human dignity flows from our creation in God’s image and His love for us. This compels us to respect and uphold each person’s inherent worth, and to not treat anyone as an object for our gratification.

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Articles

Hold commercial pornography sites accountable: Ethics Committee

The Parliamentary Ethics Committee report makes many strong, positive recommendations.

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Protect children from pornography: Experts on Bill S-203

A Senate committee held its first meeting to review Bill S-203 on April 21. The bill...

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Podcasts

How to speak to your kids about pornography

​​Do you worry about your kids and online pornography? It's a big issue for parents...

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Outgoing letters

Letter of support on verifying age and consent in pornography bill C-270

The EFC supports adding a legal requirement that the age and consent of every person...

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Letter on Human Trafficking Provision in Bill C-5 to Minister of Justice

Bill C-5 would change the Criminal Code to repeal mandatory minimum sentences...

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Videos

Canada needs age verification for pornography websites - Bill S-203

Add your voice to protect children and youth from degrading and violent sexual images...

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Responding to the government study of pornography

(1 min 59 sec) As the government studies the impact of violent Internet pornography on...

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Government

Bill C-270 would require verified age and consent in pornography

Bill C-270 would require those making or distributing pornographic material for a commercial purpose to verify the age and consent of each person depicted.

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Bill S-210: Online pornography restriction

Bill S-210 proposes to set up crucial protection for minors from the harms of exposure to online pornography.

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Documents

Pornography Action Kit: Protect Children and Youth

This is a crucial time to act to protect children and youth from pornography. Will you join us?

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How Pornography Harms - What the Church Needs to Know

Booklet (revised in 2019) of articles and discussion questions can help you and your church better understand what is at stake with pornography. 

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