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In my book, Pornocide: Why Lust is Killing Your Faith, Stealing Your Joy and Destroying Your Life, one of the fictional characters explains the problems with the slippery slope.
People who view porn often start with soft core images. When that no longer excites, they move down the slippery slope into hardcore porn, than live shows, then prostitution and some eventually wind up abusing children.
The problem with child sex trafficking is gaining a lot of media attention, especially with the arrest and suicide of Jeffrey Epstein, who appears to have also succumbed to the slippery slope.
It remains the last bastion of moralism remaining in America in which nearly everyone agrees that it’s not a good idea to involve children in the sex trade.
In an article published by Global Research in Canada, the author led the story this way:
“Children are being targeted and sold for sex in America every day,” said John Ryan, with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.
Children, young girls—some as young as 9 years old—are being bought and sold for sex in America. The average age for a young woman being sold for sex is now 13 years old.
Sex trafficking—especially when it comes to the buying and selling of young girls—has become big business in America, the fastest growing business in organized crime and the second most-lucrative commodity traded illegally after drugs and guns.
The full story can be found at www.globalresearch.ca.
How can the church help?
By preventing people from falling down the slippery slope. With 65 percent of Christian men and 35 percent of women now admitting to viewing porn regularly, you’d think that most churches would have a thriving, ongoing program to help people escape that trap.
But, most churches rarely mention the problem. A problem ignored allows a habit to fester.