Anti-pornography initiative launched at SBC

HOUSTON (BP) — An initiative seeking commitments from 1 million men to live pornography-free lives was launched at the SBC annual meeting June 11-12 in Houston.

Named “Join One Million Men,” the initiative calls Christian men to commit to sexual purity and, specifically, to protect themselves and their families from the devastation caused by pornography. The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) and Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) jointly sponsored the initiative along with Jay Dennis, pastor of First Baptist Church at the Mall in Lakeland, Fla.

“Internet pornography is the perfect trap because it hooks men and then men don’t know what to do,” Dennis told Baptist Press. “Even if they’re wanting out of it, they don’t know what to do, because if they tell anybody, there’s jeopardy.

“I am hoping that this will be the launch, the discussion-starter for pastors to go back and start having some hard discussions with their men,” Dennis said.

The Join One Million Men website ( includes a place for men to register their porn-free commitments as well as a place for women to register their commitments to pray for the purity of men in their lives.

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