The Religious Alliance Against Pornography was founded in 1986 with over 30 of the top religious leaders in the Untes States encompassing the Roman Catholic, Orthodox Christian, and Protestant Christian Traditions.  Together, these religious leaders represented over 100 million Americans.  Since that time, RAAP has become 

  • Planned and led two major anti-pornography conferences in Washington, D.C. in 1984 and 1988;
  • Met and worked with Presidents Ronald Reagan and President George H. Bush and six Attorneys General encouraging strong federal law enforcement against illegal pornography; 
  • Through partnerships with other organizations such as pureHOPE and Covenant Eyes has encouraged and supported the actions of many faith groups including Catholic, Nazarene, Assemblies of God, Muslim and the Orthodox communities;
  • Have held monthly conference calls with members to educate, encourage and take united actions;
  • Planned and led a 2011 conference in Baltimore, MD on pornography and its relationship to sex trafficking and teen prostitution;  
  • Met with Catholic Cardinals for two days and then with Pope John Paul II in the Vatican in 1992;
  • Met with representatives of the World Council of Churches in Geneva, Switzerland in 1992;
  •  Held the first international conference on child pornography and child prostitution in Manila  in 1995 with forty nations and thirty-six denominations represented;
  • Challenged Abercrombie & Fitch in 2003 for the sexualizing of young people in their marketing program;
  • Been significantly involved with CTIA - The Wireless Association in calling mobile phone companies to provide adequate safety/parental controls on cell phones;
  • Worked behind the scenes directly with top executives of AT&T and General Motors  during 2007 and 2008 resulting in both companies getting out of the porn business;
  • Continuing dialogue throughout 2013 and 2014 with Google and Face-book encouraging the development of further parental controls.