Is Fight the New Drug a Religious Organization?
Is Fight the New Drug a religious organization?
No, Fight the New Drug is not and has never been a religious organization.
Sometimes it’s mistakenly assumed that Fight the New Drug is a Mormon organization because FTND is an anti-porn organization located in Utah. Although it has been assumed that Fight the New Drug is a Mormon or Latter-day Saints (LDS) organization, that assumption is incorrect. Fight the New Drug is not an LDS organization and is not and has never been affiliated with the Mormon or LDS Church, or any other religion or Church.
As is true of all companies and organizations, some of Fight the New Drug’s past and present employees have personally been affiliated with various religious groups, while others have had no religious affiliations at all; this has never been and will never be reflected in any of FTND’s educational materials or resources.
Why Is It Inaccurately Assumed That Fight the New Drug Is Mormon?
Because Fight the New Drug is based in Utah and is an anti-porn organization, it is sometimes mistakenly assumed that Fight the New Drug is a Mormon organization.
Many people have only heard discussions about the negative effects of porn in religious or moral settings, and because Utah is also where The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (or Mormon Church) headquarters are located, sometimes people inaccurately assume that FTND must be religious — but that is not true.
Fight the New Drug also presents the impacts of porn in a variety of venues all over the world. Though FTND has occasionally presented in churches or religious schools of various faiths, FTND’s message is always and has always been strictly non-religious.
Porn is never discussed from a moral or religious point of view in any of FTND’s educational materials, including FTND’s three-part documentary series, Brain, Heart, World.
Any assumption that Fight the New Drug is religious is inaccurate and misinformed.
Fight the New Drug Is Strictly Non-Religious and Non-Legislative
Since Fight the New Drug was founded in 2009, all of the educational resources FTND provides have never discussed theology, morality, or religion or advocated for the censorship or ban of already-legal forms of pornography. Fight the New Drug is fully non-religious and non-legislative, and FTND advocates for adults to make their own educated decisions about porn.
Other facts about Fight the New Drug include that it:
- Collaborates with a variety of qualified organizations and individuals with varying personal beliefs, affiliations, and political persuasions. The personal beliefs, affiliations, and persuasions of any of FTND’s past or present team members or of those they collaborate with do not reflect or impact the mission of Fight the New Drug.
- Uses only science, facts, and personal stories to help people make educated decisions about porn for themselves.
- Discourages shame and fear-mongering or scare-tactics, instead choosing to encourage an anti-shaming fight for love.
- Does not use any moralistic or judgemental language in any educational materials or resources.
- Is supported by 7 million+ diverse advocates located all over the world.
- Doesn’t discriminate who can support the organization regardless of their religious affiliation, political persuasion, sexual orientation, or any other diversifying factor.
Fight the New Drug’s Mission
The mission of FTND is not religious, and FTND’s goal is not to ban porn. On the contrary, Fight the New Drug’s mission is to provide individuals the opportunity to make an informed decision regarding pornography by raising awareness on its harmful effects using only science, facts, and personal accounts.
Get to know FTND, and you’ll find that it is:
Remember, it is not necessary to include religion, morals, or legislation when discussing how porn can be harmful to individuals, relationships, and society. Fight the New Drug is non-religious and non-legislative because the harms of porn do not discriminate, and everyone deserves to make an educated decision regardless of their personal beliefs or background.
If you want to learn more, read more frequently asked questions about Fight the New Drug.