A Way of Escape
Jerry Kirk knows pornography. While pastoring College Hill Presbyterian Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, he founded the National Coalition Against Pornography, an alliance of citizen-action groups, foundations, and religious denominations, as well as the Religious Alliance Against Pornography (RAAP). They helped fight porn in Cincinnati. In 1988, Jerry resigned his pastoral charge to pour fulltime energies into his effort, which is now called the National Coalition for the Protection of Children & Families.
His campaign has taken him to the halls of Washington D.C., the talkshow set of Oprah Winfrey, and the studios of NBC "Nightly News."
But to Jerry, the fight against pornography is not just political; it's personal. Why? He is the father of five children and the grandfather of sixteen.
"If I fall morally," says Jerry, "I hurt my children and grandchildren."
LEADERSHIP wanted to know what a pastor and anti-porn activist has learned about winning the personal battle against pornography.1