For too long, the evil of sexual slavery has continued “out of sight, out of mind”—not any more. President Bush has spoken out on this, and our Wilberforce Forum staff has worked with senators and congressmen in the passage of the sexual trafficking act now being used to crack down on this. And now, of all things, primetime television is shining a light into the dark corners of our communities. The Lifetime Channel’s website provides viewers a wealth of information, including highlights of International Justice Mission’s work in rescuing victims, and practical ideas for what citizens can do. And visit BreakPoint.org for links to this and more information.
“An ounce of cocaine—you can only sell it once,” says Sutherland’s character. “A woman or a child: You can sell them . . . every day over and over and over again. The markup is immeasurable. Human trafficking, ladies and gentleman, is the business of the future.” Sutherland’s character is right. But it doesn’t have to be if we Christians work, as we are doing here at “BreakPoint,” to get our government to enforce the laws.
Today’s BreakPoint offer: See BreakPoint’s fact sheet on the problem of sex trafficking.
Learn more about International Justice Mission and how you can support its work.
See the Lifetime Channel’s page on Human Trafficking for more information, including a discussion guide and practical ideas for what citizens can do to make a difference.
Kate Arthur, “Lifetime’s Place Is in the House (and Senate),” New York Times, 16 October 2005.
David Blum, “Finally, an Untold Story,” New YorkSun, 18 October 2005.
“The Link between Prostitution and Sex Trafficking,” U.S. Department of State, 24 November 2004.
“Federal Grand Jury indicts District man for interstate sex trafficking and rape of children and adult females,” U.S. Department of Justice press release, 5 October 2005.
Bay Fang, “Young Lives for Sale,” U.S.News and World Report, 24 October 2005.
Read about the Close to Home episode titled “Suburban Prostitution.”
Also see BreakPoint’s research page on sex trafficking and slavery.