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    The Evil Of Sex Trafficking

    What can be done on our end to stop it?

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    What harm can visiting that porn site do? Let's plunge into the Deeper Waters and find out.


    Last night, my wife and I watched an Indian movie with subtitles called Shivaay about a man going against the sex trafficking industry. It was fictional, but something made along the lines of Taken. Pretty much, you have a one-man wrecking crew going against a sex trafficking industry when his daughter gets kidnapped.


    Most of us I hope would never ever want to participate in sex trafficking. While young boys can be the victims, more often than not, I suspect it's females. After all, sex sells and usually men are in the market to buy. In these cases, young women are ripped away from their safe environments, even here in America, and find themselves in an industry where they are only valued for their bodies.


    One such business they can be in is the porn business.


    Now I am not saying that everyone who works in the porn industry, even the "performers" are there because they were kidnapped in the sex trafficking industry. However, we don't know on the outside who was and wasn't brought into it that way. Statements can be made, but we all know businesses can lie as well.


    Readers know I have enough problems with the porn industry as I think it takes something good and beautiful and holy like sex and cheapens it. Many of us married men do indeed value the sex we have with our wives, but we value them for much more than that. If you are a man or a woman one day planning to marry, I recommend you obliterate any porn from your life now. Heck. Even if you're not planning to, I recommend you do it, because the use of porn will make it easier for you to think of men and women as sex objects only or at least primarily.


    When that woman is before that camera, that is someone's daughter up there. Always remember that. That is a person who is beautiful and special in her own right regardless of what she does or doesn't do with her body. She is also not just a body. She is a person created in the image of God.


    As said at the start, most of us won't get involved in the sex trafficking industry, but some do or else it wouldn't be going on today. Many more do get involved in the porn industry. That could be unknowingly leading to the support of the sex trafficking industry. I hope that most who are viewing porn would at least oppose sex trafficking and be willing to give it up at least for that reason.


    Please also watch the young people around you. If you suspect someone you know is caught in the industry, get some help from some professionals out there. Every life is precious and no one deserves to be used this way.


    In Christ,
    Nick Peters

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    Leviticus 19:29 'Do not degrade your daughter by making her a prostitute, or the land will turn to prostitution and be filled with wickedness.

    This verse comes to mind which condemns the trade. I think this also could fall under manstealing:

    1st Timothy 1:10 for the sexually immoral, for those practicing homosexuality, for slave traders and liars and perjurers—and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine

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    The only reason I don't support the death penalty for sex trafficking is that it would provide greater incentive for traffickers/pimps to make sure the women don't get away. It's an issue I feel pretty strong about.
    For what was given to everyone for the use of all, you have taken for your exclusive use. The earth belongs not to the rich, but to everyone. - Ambrose, 4th century AD

    All cruelty springs from weakness. - Seneca the Younger

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingsGambit View Post
    The only reason I don't support the death penalty for sex trafficking is that it would provide greater incentive for traffickers/pimps to make sure the women don't get away. It's an issue I feel pretty strong about.
    I would also add we have an example of Rahab who was a prostitute whom God showed mercy

    Joshua 6:25 And Joshua saved Rahab the harlot alive, and her father's household, and all that she had; and she dwelleth in Israel even unto this day; because she hid the messengers, which Joshua sent to spy out Jericho.

    And Paul's statement to no longer steal but do something that brings honor to God:

    Ephesians 4:28 Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.

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    The media has paid a lot of attention to sex trafficking. The silver lining, if there is one, is that I think it has opened some people's eyes to how harmful pornography really is.
    For what was given to everyone for the use of all, you have taken for your exclusive use. The earth belongs not to the rich, but to everyone. - Ambrose, 4th century AD

    All cruelty springs from weakness. - Seneca the Younger

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