My delight in fact that the Packers will be playing at the Superbowl has been dampened by learning this fact - Every year children as young as 11 are trafficked involuntarily to provide sex to the fans who come to the Superbowl. I read in an article about a man arrested for trafficking in last year's Superbowl that the average age of the these sex slaves (come on let's call them what they are) is 13 and they have an average life span of 20.
Why did I not know this? Of all the things people in this country like to get outraged about, why are we not united, liberal and conservative in outrage over this??? Though I do have to say, the Evangelicals seem to have more of a handle on this than the Mainlines. I have to wonder, is our fear of being sullied by being associated with Evangelicals keeping mainlines away from this issue?
It's not just the sex-slave trade or the Superbowl - its human slavery IN THIS COUNTRY. Why? This should not be. We fought a war over this people! Brother fought against brother over this. This was decided more than a hundred years ago. WE WILL NOT HAVE SLAVERY IN THIS COUNTRY!
Surely this is a sin liberals and conservatives can unite in fighting?
Texas Attorney General Abbott has prepared a task force to identify and respond to traffickers who plan to sell children at the Super Bowl. The SuperBowl Host Committee is still pretending this is not an issue and refuses to take part in this effort. It's probably too late by now but sign the petition to ask the Committee to support the effort.
If we don't convince this year's committee - maybe next year's committee will get the message. The first step is getting people aware of the problem.