Human trafficking has long touched countries around the world, and even pervades our United States. Despite progress made towards eliminating such slavery over the past two hundred years, we now have access to a new world without boundaries. With our vastly increased population the numbers have drastically increased. As the ships of the past transported slaves abroad, the internet highway is exploiting woman and children. This type of abuse is largely facilitated through the very technology that many of us, in contrast, find helpful. The improper use of the internet needs to be regulated to change the course of this trend.
Oh, if I could change my world, contribute a ray of hope, I would hope to inform more people of this horrible plight. I do blog about this and share resources about this cause though it seems not nearly enough. We need a global solution to end this horrid source of human degradation. Freedom is one thing, but the abuse of this sort of “freedom” cannot be tolerated. The law was made to reveal our sinfulness. God has already showed us what is good. With better understanding of the problem and the implementation of a secure internet we might hope to live in a safer world.
“He has showed you, O man, what is good.
And what does the LORD require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8
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