Our team is proud to announce that we will once again be ministering at the AVN porn convention in Las Vegas.
"Look beyond the camera to see the true story of porn, not just the final product that gets uploaded." -Fight the new drug
“When I was being trafficked I remember laying down in a fetal position on the floor of my bathroom, crying. My heart was broken. I didn't have any hope. I felt trapped. I thought that my only escape would be to kill myself. I tried to take my own life a few times. But, by the grace of God today I'm alive and free. He had a plan for my life. Like he has a plan for all the victims that are being exploited into the sex industry today. We want to reach out to them and let them know that living a life of freedom, healing, restoration, and hope is still possible.” -Sarah- Jane Vegas | Founder and Executive Director Stand 4 Justice Movement.
The Connections Between Pornography and Sex Trafficking, by Covenant eyes.
We often hear today about the horrors of sex trafficking, overseas and in the United States. We are appalled at those who would hold women and children as sex slaves, deny them their human rights, and make them mere objects for sexual pleasure. At the same time, pornography is tolerated, accepted, openly defended, and even celebrated. Society views sex trafficking as something we ought to combat, yet it sees pornography as simply another genre of entertainment. This dichotomy between sex trafficking and the realities of pornography is a serious misconception that needs to be addressed. As individuals who seek to oppose sex trafficking, we must understand its linkage to pornography.
Trafficking victims are exploited in the production of pornography.
Many women and children who are being sexually exploited and trafficked are also being used for the production of pornography. Sometimes acts of prostitution are filmed without the consent of the victim and distributed. On other occasions, victims are trafficked for the sole purpose of porn production. In today’s era of webcams and chatrooms, the lines between interactive pornography and virtual prostitution websites have been blurred. According to Donna Hughes, "Porn and internet sex shows are a market for trafficked victims. Truly, pornography is another avenue for women to be trafficked."
We appreciate your prayers over this outreach, our team and the people that we will meet.
Please prayerfully consider helping us financially. We need to raise around $5000 to pay for all of our expenses for this outreach.
"The problem of sex trafficking will not go away on its own. And since pornography worsens this existing issue, we need to take a stand."