AFA suggests helping women's shelter instead of '50 Shades'

Thursday, February 12, 2015
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Bill Bumpas (OneNewsNow.com)

The American Family Association is calling on movie theaters around the country to refuse to show the controversial film Fifty Shades of Grey

AFA's Monica Cole, who heads the One Million Moms ministry, says the film, and the book it's based on, degrades women and glamorizes sexual abuse.

AFA is publicizing a social media movement that urges  the public to donate at least $50 to a women's shelter instead of paying to see the film. The twitter hash tag is #50dollarsnot50shades.

"Obviously Hollywood doesn't need your money. Abused women do," says Cole.

Dawn Hawkins, executive director of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, says it's the entertainment media that is pushing sexual violence on the public, citing a rise in sexual violence on college campuses and the military.

"And you can expect that number to just increase as we are telling women that this is normal and you should just accept it," she predicts. 


Editor's Note: The American Family Association is the parent organization of the American Family News Network, which operates OneNewsNow.com.

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