OREM, UTAH - The woman who made headlines by purchasing almost $600 worth of indecent T-shirts says she is getting offers of support from around the country to help pay for the tab.
But Judy Cox said she's not taking any money and is instead directing people to donate to anti-pornography groups like Fight the New Drug, which educates young people about the dangers of pornography.
FTND is growing in influence around the U.S. and has been active around the country with its message.
"Porn is like a drug," says its presentation. "It distorts meaning of healthy relationships and love."
A recent opinion piece discussed the chemical effects that pornography has on the brain and how pornography can be as addictive as drugs.
"We know more now about addiction than we've ever known," FTND executive director Clay Olsen told the Spectrum.com. "Pornography triggers a chemical release that is the exact same process as with drugs. An addict is an addict. The brain responds in the same way."
Olsen said teens are inundated with sexualized messages and materials that are coming to them from media outlets. FTND seeks to help them understand the risks of watching pornography.
"We are trying to give them an opportunity to make an educated decision," Olsen shared in an interview in January.
Cox said she hopes the public outcry will keep PacSun from restocking such images in store windows for children to see.
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