Family Research Council
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 16, 2013
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FRC to Host Lecture on the Impacts of Pornography on College Campus Life


WASHINGTON, D.C. - Tomorrow, July 17, the Family Research Council (FRC) will host a lecture about the negative impact pornography has on college campuses, the ways it distorts sexuality, exploits women and contributes to possible unfaithfulness to future spouses. The Center for the Advancement of Catholic Higher Education (The Center) will co-host the event. The Center is a division of The Cardinal Newman Society, working with Catholic colleges and universities to promote policies and programs that best strengthen Catholic identity and character.

Presenting the lecture is Family Research Council's own Dr. Patrick Fagan, senior fellow and director of the Marriage and Religion Research Institute (MARRI), a project of FRC. MARRI examines the correlation between marital stability and the practice of religion in the home, and how that relationship impacts social infrastructure. Dr. Fagan is also the author of "The Effects of Pornography on Individuals, Marriage, Family and Community."

"More and more teenagers are coming of age in a culture where pornography is not only accessible, but acceptable," said Fagan.  "For college students, the use of pornography is especially problematic. Away from home and surrounded by friends, co-eds are susceptible to an addiction that can destroy their education, their relationships and their future."

Dr. Fagan started his career as a grade school teacher in Cork, Ireland, then returned to college to become a psychologist, practicing in Canada before pursuing a doctorate in clinical psychology. In 1984, Dr. Fagan moved into the public policy arena to work on family issues at the Free Congress Foundation. He then worked for Sen. Dan Coats of Indiana, before being appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary for Family and Community Policy at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services by President George H.W. Bush. After that he spent the next thirteen years at the Heritage Foundation where he was a senior fellow.

WHO: Dr. Patrick Fagan, Senior Fellow and Director, Marriage and Religion Research Institute (MARRI)

WHAT: Family policy lecture on "Porn in the Dorm: The Impact of Pornography on College Campus Life"

WHERE: Online: http://www.frc.org/eventregistration/the-impact-of-pornography-on-college-campus-life; In Person: Family Research Council Media Center, 801 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

WHEN: 12 p.m. Eastern, TOMORROW, Wednesday, July 17

A light lunch will be provided for in-person attendees.

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