We view with concern the public acquiescence to the presence, easy availability and influence of pornographic films, books and other materials in communities large and small across the country. Even though, by Supreme Court ruling, communities have the legal right to set their own standards, few citizens have organized their protest.

THEREFORE, we urge local associations of evangelicals and local churches to encourage their members to take the lead in local action to help formulate community guidelines, to establish working relations with law enforcement authorities and to draft legislation to combat current inroads of businesses which center on the pornographic or prurient and thus lower community standards of decency.