Anti Pornography Campaign

During the Christmas break, I received a junk email (spam) with am extremely offensive pornographic image. It was a direct assault on everything wholesome and good in my life — a nuisance of the vilest kind. I changed my settings in the Apple Mail program to only show images in emails after I’ve clicked “OK”, so I shouldn’t ever have that problem again. And I’m fortunate not to have had that problem often, but I decided it was just one too many times. I want revenge.

I decided I am going to launch an anti pornography campaign. I’ve studied serial killer Ted Bundy a bit and I know he was highly influenced by pornography. He grew up in a good, Christian home where his parents worked hard and didn’t smoke or drink. Before he was executed, he said his atrocities couldn’t be blamed on his family. But as a boy, he found smutty magazines in a dumpster near his house and thus “dove into the trash”. He became more and more consumed by porn and required harder and harder material to satisfy himself. Eventually the coarseness of his pornographic diet led him to rape and kill 36 women. (Thirty-six is the official count; some believe it may be more than 100.)

And he’s not the only one. Many a serial killer were influenced by pornography — Gary Bishop, Jeffrey Dahmer. Surveys tell that those who view pornography feel an increased desire to commit rape. Undoubtedly pornography is even sewing the seeds of a future serial killer today. Pornography is everyone’s problem — it’s a societal threat that could ruin us if we let it.

It’s ridiculous to say, “I have the right to view pornography in my own home. It is my business. Like illegal drugs, pornography usage by *anyone* affects *everyone*. Playboy ought to be as illegal as cocaine. We breed tomorrow’s serial killers and rapists today by letting pornography spread through our society. In the meantime, marriages are destroyed and homes are broken. I’ve seen very few episodes of Friends, but several of the ones I’ve seen included “light-hearted” and “fun” references to pornography. But the story always stops there. They never show “Chandler the rapist” or “Ross the serial killer” — those don’t make for fun shows.

I told Dave and Brian about my idea over the break, and they both liked it and seemed glad to help. Dave, who just graduated from BYU in advertising, even put together some rough drafts for billboards. You can see his drafts at http://www.richardkmiller.com/apc/.

Originally my intentions were to save this campaign for a few years down the road when I can entirely fund the campaign myself, but Dave and Brian have changed my mind — I think we can do it now. We’ll look into prices of renting a billboard in Las Vegas, and then we’ll start fund raising. We certainly need it now.

richard miller

15 thoughts on “Anti Pornography Campaign”

  1. Alemar T. Verzano
    I really appreciate the campaign that you trumpeted to the world Richard, since the generation that we have now seems to embrace this so called pornography. People did not really understand the effect of this one, and preferred to just accept as part of their lives. No wonder only few supported for this campaign. But I hope and pray that many people will support and study this case so as to threaten this seemingly harmless cocaine…
  2. Hi Richard,

    Londoners need your help ! It so easy to buy pirate porn DVDs, with unbelievable price in London. I really love your ideas. I am an art director, may be I can contribute my skills and thoughts to do the campaign. – tony

  3. Rod, thanks for the support. I’ll be happy for any help I can get. Unfortunately, I don’t yet have a demonstration or “business plan” I guess, but I will remember you and them when I do. I guess the fact that I might take a job in Utah puts a damper on the idea of doing it in Las Vegas like I had planned.
  4. Hey Richard,

    How’s the progress on this? The production company I work for, One South Studios (soon to be renamed Lightstone Studios) is highly funded by a Las Vegas land developer who is highly interested in pushing forward wholesome entertainment. Although this isn’t really “entertainment,” he shares our values and I wonder if he’d be interested in this campaign? I’ll mention it to him the next time I talk to him. Do you have anything already put together that I can present to him? I have no idea if he’s looking for other investments or whatnot, but I can mention it to him if you are looking for help. I can’t promise you anything but mentioning it to him. Let me know.

  5. Isn’t that weird. I’m a Brooke Cotter too!!!!!!! But I am in australia.

    Never thought I’d find another one.

    Cheers.

    Brooke Cotter

  6. Brooke,

    I am extremely interested in what you’ve learned about pornography as a psychology major. I was just thinking yesterday that one of the areas I want to become an expert in over my life is addiction to pornography, the related psychology, and the damage it causes to the mind and the soul. I see this as a reason for going to law school — make it my life goal to mount a class-action law suit against the porn industry. I would need a lot of evidence, like related crime statistics and psychological case studies and such, but I really believe pornography is comparable to illicit drugs that ought to be prohibited. If you know of or come across any related books or articles or studies, I’d really like to see them.

    Wow, thanks Brooke. Las Vegas needs you.

  7. Brooke Cotter
    Richard, I some how managed to make my way to your blog. I also think it’s a great idea, as a psychology major I’ve done a lot of research on the subject and was even planning on doing my master’s thesis/project on the topic. Since I’m moving to Vegas shortly, I’d love to get involved if you need any help. — Brooke Cotter
  8. The billboards are poignant to say the least and the whole idea is fantastic Richard, especially if it could become pervasive in Las Vegas.
  9. richard. i agree full heartedly. i will do anything i can help you make this thing work. with luck, i have not had such an experience, but i would never want it to happen to anyone i love or care about. it is corrupt.
  10. richard. i agree full heartedly. i will do anything i can help you make this thing work. with luck, i have not had such an experience, but i would never want it to happen to anyone i love or care about. it is corrupt.
  11. richard. i agree full heartedly. i will do anything i can help you make this thing work. with luck, i have not had such an experience, but i would never want it to happen to anyone i love or care about. it is corrupt.
  12. richard. i agree full heartedly. i will do anything i can help you make this thing work. with luck, i have not had such an experience, but i would never want it to happen to anyone i love or care about. it is corrupt.

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