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James Bond and the “Worthless” Woman

I don’t usually post concerning pop-culture, but the recent James Bond movie Skyfall had such a disturbing devaluation of womanhood, that I must show outrage. During the movie, Mr. Bond finds himself speaking with a former child prostitute and then having sex with her to get information of her boss. Then as the story unfolds, … Continue reading

Women, A Commodity in American Culture

“Simultaneously, in a culture that takes pride in women’s rights and professioanal achievements, females are commonly portrayed as sexual commodities.” From the book DEMAND. published by Shared Hope International, available at savelives@sharedhope.org This book gets to the root of the problem by examining the cultures that suport giant sex industries in Jamaica, Japan, the Netherlands, … Continue reading

Fatherless Means Protectorless and Providerless

“The Lord watches over the alien and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but He frustrates the ways of the wicked.” — Psalm 146:9 Why does this verse apply in a significant way to sex trafficking? Many victims of sex trafficking become aliens in a foreign land, unable to speak the language and vulnerable to … Continue reading

Fighting Child Prostitution: A Human Responsibility

“Ending this crime (of human trafficking that is) so monstrous is not a political issue; it is an American imperative, and a human responsibility. This is why there are still modern-day abolitionists. And this is why the rest of us should join them.”        Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, 2008 The sale of humans and most wretchedly, the … Continue reading

Hope from IJM

The following statement came from http://www.ijm.org After four years of IJM’s work in Cebu, the Philippines, outside researchers found a stunning 79% decrease in the availability of minors for sex. Yes, we must be outraged by the sale of children for sex, but we must also make room in our hearts to celebrate the God … Continue reading

Holiness, Wrath and Other Pastor Stay-Aways

Try to live peacefully with everyone, and try to live holy lives, because if you don’t, you will not see the Lord. Hebrews 12:14 Heard this taught in church lately? Have you been urged to be holy? Have you been warned to work out your salvation with fear and trembling? Probably not. And you also … Continue reading

Fighting Child Prostitution with Fiction

Samuel James Toney has finally made it, despite his dysfunctional family. But this hungry southern law grad discovers that his new firm has something to hide. Sam gets too close to the truth and the firm’s “troublemaker”, Washington Human Rights leader, Marvin Clayton. Always the reluctant hero, Sam switches teams and goes undercover to crush … Continue reading

Child Prostitution and the Failed State

When we speak on global Child Prostitution, we often speak of the developing countries like India and Thailand. Why? Because we have organizations on the ground in these nations that bring us real stories of the victims. And the reasons these organizations go to these countries is that when fighting Child Prostitution, they can achieve … Continue reading

Justice For One Little Girl

Please join us in praising God for justice in Guatemala. The man who kidnapped and raped an 8-year-old girl has been convicted and sentenced to over 30 years in prison. Please pray that IJM’s social workers will have wisdom to help our young client heal from the abuse. Just received this prayer and praise request … Continue reading

A Shotgun Wedding and Child Prostitution

In Exodus 22 we read, If a man seduces a virgin who is not engaged, and lies with her, he must pay a dowry for her to be his wife. Taking the Law as our schoolmaster, we can learn something of God’s heart for a girl’s innocence. He who has sex with this young girl, must provide … Continue reading