One of City Women's latest City Free from Porn advertising billboards.
One of City Women's latest City Free from Porn advertising billboards. Contributed

Porn Free Toowoomba: Group installs new billboards

TOOWOOMBA anti-porn group City Women has launched a new advertising campaign in its City Free From Porn mission.

The new billboards, which rotate on the digital display on the corner of Margaret and Ruthven St contain messages such as ''people are created to be loved not used'', ''I'd rather love one person than click through thousands'' and ''object to treating people like objects''.

"We love the new City Free from Porn billboards in the centre of town," a City Women spokeswoman wrote on Facebook.

"We long for the day when women are celebrated for who they are as a person and not a sexual object.

"Where there are healthy male and female relationships that honour and respect one another."

City Women is run the Letitia Shelton, the sister of Australian Conservatives senate candidate and former Australian Christian Lobby spokesman Lyle Shelton. It is part of Toowoomba City Church, run by Ian Shelton.

The anti-porn campaign launched in 2016 to international attention when 250 men attended an anti-porn rally in the Civic Square and swore not to watch pornography.

Ms Shelton said at the time porn was pervasive in society, in outdoor advertising, music videos and magazines.

"We'll work with key community leaders and get ready for next 50 years of battle," she said.

"There are people who think we're crazy, however when there is such clear research on the harms and the stories - you can't deny the impact it's having."

City Women also run a number of other religious campaigns in Toowoomba including the Bella Rae magazine aimed at empowering young women and Eva's Place, a pregnancy crisis support service with a strong pro-life slant.



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