Defend Dignity, through the Choose Change campaign, had a big win this spring with Boston Pizza (BP). Vicki Waschowski, a senior executive of BP, agreed that pornography is harmful, and is easy to stumble onto through unfiltered Wi-Fi. In response to a Choose Change request, she indicated that BP would be implementing filtering protection in all of their locations. As well, BP shared Choose Change on their social media and directly with their employees.
Defend Dignity believes that pornography fuels the demand for paid sex and is harmful, especially to kids. Research tells us that many kids are first exposed to pornography on a smart phone, often accidentally. The Choose Change campaign was designed to give you a way to use your influence to challenge the harms of pornography.
We have started the dialogue at ChooseChangeCanada.org, where you can connect with the executives and CEOs of organizations who are, perhaps unknowingly, facilitating ease of access to these images. With a few clicks you can connect to these key players, encouraging them to change their policies and practices.
People like you were a part of making this BP victory happen. Would you help us get more wins by sending tweets and emails to the other Canadian organizations listed and end sexual exploitation in Canada together in Jesus’ name?
PS – Facebook sharing and tweets tagging organizations grab their attention.
This story is taken from the Fall 2018 Alliance Connection magazine. You can get a free copy of the Alliance Connection at Alliance churches across Canada or view the digital copy online. We hope you will be encouraged and inspired to go deeper in Jesus and as a result, further on mission.
Arlene Stinson is the Coordinator of Research and Strategic Development for Defend Dignity, a ministry of the C&MA which exists to end sexual exploitation in Canada. For more information, visit choosechangecanada.org.