Campaign launched in Oklahoma City proclaims anti-pornography message

The “She's Somebody's Daughter” anti-pornography campaign was recently launched in Oklahoma City to shine light on the negative affects of pornography on individuals, families and the community at large.
by Carla Hinton Modified: October 15, 2013 at 1:17 pm •  Published: October 4, 2013

Siler, a Nashville, Tenn., songwriter and executive producer of the award-winning documentary “She's Somebody's Daughter: A Journey to Freedom from Pornography,” said he has been working to combat pornography for about 10 years. He said he became an anti-pornography advocate when one of his friends confessed to being addicted to it, even at the risk of his marriage and family and successful career.

Siler said the initiative's premise is nonjudgmental and simply seeks to make people think about the people depicted in pornographic images as real, with lives and families of their own.

“We are just asking people to look at this issue through the lens of the women they care about,” he said.

“This is about awakening hearts because we believe good people everywhere love their families and they want what's best for their sons and daughters. Nobody would want their daughter hanging on someone's garage (on a poster or calendar) being objectified.”

Stauffer, who lives in Elizabethtown, Penn., agreed.

She said people will get an opportunity to literally shine a light on the issue during the event at Wheeler Park. She said people will be given flashlights to shine at dusk and encouraged to think of someone they love — male or female — whom they wish to take a stand for in the fight against pornography, sex trafficking and the over-sexualization of women in media and culture.

“The goal is not just to shine light in darkness but to encourage everyone to hold their daughters up for who they are, not how they look,” she said.

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by Carla Hinton
Religion Editor
Carla Hinton, an Oklahoma City native, joined The Oklahoman in 1986 as a National Society of Newspaper Editors minority intern. She began reporting full-time for The Oklahoman two years later and has served as a beat writer covering a wide...
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