(Quote) Reena-961146 said:
I have met a young man a few weeks ago who is part of the anti-human traffickin...
(Quote) Reena-961146 said:
I have met a young man a few weeks ago who is part of the anti-human trafficking (non profit) group in our area - and the stories that he shared were shocking - maybe I am naive, but I didn't realize how much under age girls in our area are exploited by human trafficking.
I have a long commute to/from work and listen to a lot of radio. One benefit of listening to Catholic/Christian stations, I am aware of the HUGE problem America has with sex-trafficking. On the other hand, if someone listens to the regular stations (or watches our regular channels on t.v.) they wouldn't really know it's an active problem, a situation in crisis.
Did you know our very own Super Bowl is a hot spot for men to buy sex with young girls (ages 12-14)?
How about the Kentucky Derby?
Top 3 facts from an article on human trafficking:
There are more people in slavery now than at any other time in human history.
More people are enslaved worldwide than ever before. In its 400 years, the transatlantic slave trade is estimated to have shipped up to 12 million Africans to various colonies in the West. Free the Slaves
estimates that the number of peoplecurrently in slavery today is at least 27 million
. (Disposable People
Slavery still exists in the United States.
According to the CIA, more than one million
people are currently being trafficked within the United States and that number is growing
. Estimates by the U.S. State Department suggest that up to an additional 17,500 trafficking victims are brought into the US every year. (California Department of Social Services,www.cdss.ca.gov
Not all trafficking victims in the United States are from foreign countries.
An estimated 100,000 children in the U.S. today are domestic victims of sex trafficking—primarily adolescent girls between the ages of 12 and 16. (Polaris Project, www.polarisproject.org
Maybe America needs to gets it's head out of all it's technology (how many times do you see people with their faces glued to their screens), reduce it's very busy, busy, lifestyle, turn off secular media, and get back on God's chosen path for us, otherwise we'll never recognize the morally downward spiral we really are on.
And ladies, we've contributed to this moral decline. We let someone talk us (as a gender) into thinking a woman's choice was the way to live our lives. That having sex outside of marriage would be a good thing (heck, you don't need to marry a man, you can be like a man (so we were told) and just enjoy the sex without the commitment). How's that worked for us? We were told we could be in charge of our bodies, and have the sex without the "burden" of becoming pregnant, so we (as a gender) started taking birth control pills? How's that worked for us? Then, when the birth control didn't work, we were told (actually, completely lied to) that we could just get rid of the blob of cells, that it was our RIGHT and choice to do so. How's that worked for us? We've been a slave to fashions, thinking we were in control, when instead we've slowly, yet regularly, been led down a path that has us dressed as though we could be one of the working girls in the movie Pretty Woman, or in the sex trafficking ring. I mean, yoga pants? Really ladies? We've been led around like lemmings for the past many years, and now many men (not all, but quiet a few) view us as sex objects, for their pleasure. And it's now gone the route of them lusting after our young daughters, and actually getting them via the sex trade.
Ladies. We've been had. We need to go back to scripture, be the strong, faithful women God intended us to be (Proverbs 31) and work side-by-side with Godly, faithful men to bring back traditional views, traditional marriage, love and respect for others and ourselves.