The Problem of Pornography

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The vision of the town of Oakville is to be Canada’s most livable community. While it’s not perfect, Oakville truly is a great place to live. The trails, parks, community centres, even the traffic flow, is second to none.

But what if there is a problem that is not immediately visible? What if there are people who are unable to truly live in this livable community because there is an internal problem that is paralyzing them emotionally and relationally? What if this problem is crippling the next generation?

We live in a world where 90 percent of boys and at least 50 percent of girls have seen pornography (source). We need to understand what is actually being seen. Further, 90% of scenes in today’s most popular pornography films depict serious aggression and violence. Do we understand the full impact that violent, degrading and masochistic pornography has on our minds and our society as a whole? What can and must we be doing about it?

Who should attend?

  • teenagers 14 and up
  • parents
  • teachers
  • youth leaders
  • pastors
  • community leaders
  • anyone concerned about our culture and community.

Who will be speaking?

We are excited to partner with Strength To Fight, a group of Canadians passionate to see the Porn Invasion of our culture reversed. They are comprised of passionate and skilled Speakers, Writers, & Presenters, who have experience in finding freedom from Pornography and leading others to freedom as well. We go to high-schools, universities, churches, and any event that will have us talk about the dangers of pornography, what it really does, how to protect yourself and your family, and how to find personal freedom.
Here’s the guys that will be with us in Oakville.

Josh Gilman

The one thing Josh could always do was communicate. Several years as a commercial writer taught him how to communicate quickly. Two years as a radio news anchor and reporter taught him how to make sure it was heard right, and a couple years spent as a Pastoral Assistant trained him to listen and not just speak. Now he uses his organizational and communication skills to help speak into the war on our culture.

Josh has been speechless twice in his life. The first time was when he was trying to ask his wife to marry him and the second was when his daughter was born.

Peter Mahaffey

Peter grew up passionate about the truth. As a teenager he considered passionately ignoring it, but as he grew up he couldn’t deny what he knew. Working as a Pastoral Intern in several inner-city churches he saw first hand how young people in our nation were growing up without either truth or meaning.

Now married, to an equally passionate wife, his desire is to speak into people’s lives and lead them in the truth he knows. Sharing from his own experiences as a young man trying to determine what was right, he has become an effective speaker in revealing the black and white issues in a greying culture.

When and where will this happen?

Glad you asked! Friday, June 12 at 7:30pm at the Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre, 2200 Sawgrass Drive, Oakville, ON L6H 7K3. (Map and directions here.)

Do I just show up?

It is a free event, but to make sure that we have adequate space and materials for everyone, we are asking everyone to RSVP. You can do that here:

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