The Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation (CESE) endexploitationmovement.com
Jay Dennis explains important ways the church should get involved in the fight against pornography. When many religious leaders fail to address this issue, they fail to equip their congregations with the information and knowledge necessary to live purely. Many pastors are personally struggling with pornography, and many don’t know how to approach the subject, so they are reluctant to speak out against porn. Men and women in the church need to ask their leaders to be vocal in order to help them avoid and fight the consequences of porn use.
Pastor Dennis, the senior pastor of First Baptist Church at the Mall, has a passion to lead men to live lives of moral purity. He has developed a church-based ministry resource, which asks men inside churches of all denominations to make a commitment to live a pornography-free life (pinkelephantresources.com). He has completed a graduate certification in Sexual Addictions through the Institute for Sexual Wholeness in Atlanta, Georgia. He holds a doctor of ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary and has authored more than six books and developed the Decision-Maker’s Bible.
The Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation (CESE) is focused on bringing a diverse spectrum of people together to solve and end the complex social issue of sexual exploitation. Members of the coalition create a unified front when faced with these seemingly insurmountable issues. As of September 2014, there are 280 national, state and local organizations in the Coalition.
CESE combines child advocacy, Internet safety, pro-family, prevention, education, women’s rights and feminist activists, recovery groups, law enforcement, anti-trafficking groups, state policy, and technology groups together, as well as health and science experts and religious leaders.
Sexual exploitation encompasses:
• Sex trafficking of adults and children
• Pornography: the users & performers
• Sexually oriented businesses
• Sexual assault
• Violence against women
• Sexualization of children
• Child sexual abuse
• Child porn
• Sexual coercion
• Sexual addiction/compulsivity