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Sexual Slavery

February 1, 2008

Sexual Slavery“Every day, as I sit in my comfortable new home I’m trapped by the continuing reality of this modern-day slavery. I can’t escape it. But as Wilberforce taught me, by the grace of God human-trafficking can end, and not a life too soon. I can fight for legislation, pray for those working in this field, and intercede for more frequent and successful rescues. I can work to shut down the pornography industry; these are the girls downloaded onto computer screens each day. I can support prevention programs and restoration centers. I can talk about the reality of this tragedy, even when it takes away my comfort, complacency and desire for breakfast.”

To read more of this excellent article, go here. It’s too easy to forget that such slavery exists, not only in other countries, but even in our own. As Carolyn McCulley states in her blog post referencing this article, “Of the many issues that draw the attention of Christians, human trafficking should rank at the top of the list because these are creatures made in the image of God. It’s my view, however, that sex trafficking should be a particular concern to Christian women; in fact, in terms of outreach to the poor and needy, it could be the issue of our generation.” She goes on to list various organizations we can give to that combat such sordid practices. Let’s not forget to help the plight of such children and young women. If the roles were reversed, wouldn’t we want help?

(Image: http://www.boundless.org)

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. February 1, 2008 10:56 am

    I saw Caroline’s post last night and knew Ted had contracted for an article on this, but hadn’t read it until this morning. It’s absolutely heartbreaking.

  2. Bethany permalink
    February 1, 2008 2:06 pm

    Oh this is so awful. I watched the documentary Born Into Brothels probably a year and a half ago and cried that something like this goes on. It is an eye opening movie (very rough in the opening but that is the worst part of the movie setting the stage for what these kids are born into and how this photographer comes in and tries to help) Breaks my heart that kids grow up in these types of situations.

    The article you pointed to was very well written and something more people need to be aware of.

  3. February 1, 2008 2:19 pm

    Bethany, you reminded me that I wanted to see that award-winning documentary. I just put it on my library list. I’m very interested in how this photographer brought awareness to the issue. I remember it all being in the press last year (or the year before).

  4. briana permalink
    February 3, 2008 3:28 pm

    Irony that I read the article as I did some preparations for my baby girl’s first birthday party. We look at our children often and thank God that He has mercifully put them in a home where they receive love and affectionate care. Atrocities such as sexual slavery nearly blows my mind and stops my breath at the evil in this world. But, it makes the coming and reconciling of Christ with all things that much more meaningful and eagerly anticipated. Come, Lord Jesus, Come!!

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