We are excited to host this guest article from Rosa Hopkins. It resonates with our desire to speak to what Christianity is supposed to be and the impact God desires it to have. You can read other great articles on her website and her Facebook page. Pornography and the link to sex trafficking is very real and in every way a human rights issue. We hope her article resonates with you too.
Pornographic sites receive an average of 450 million visitors a month, more than Netflix, Amazon , and Twitter combined, and 64% of Christian men and 15% of Christian women view porn once a month, with the majority of these doing so several times a week
While we bemoan our struggle with porn and the need to spend our time soul-searching to understand why we view porn, someone is being sold for sex and filmed to fill the demand created by those who view pornography. The link between sex trafficking and pornography is real and cannot be emphasized enough.
We are guilty of treating the porn problem in an elitist way. There is no doubt that viewing pornographic images hurts families and relationships, but focusing on our own hurts fails to take into account the real victims of our obsession. This problem is not really just about us.
Victims of sex trafficking are often coerced into working 12-hour days and taking between 12 and 30 men in a singe day. The worst part of this is that many will become pregnant as a result. When this happens, these women are often coerced, pressured, or forced to abort their babies.
The carnage is real. The victims are broken. The problem is ours. All of ours.
Turning off that computer or cancelling that subscription could end the demand for souls to be sold for public consumption. It could reduce the amount of forced abortion, because no matter where a person stands on the pro-life, pro-choice debate, for these mothers, this can hardly be considered a choice. And for those littlest neighbors, there is never a choice at all.
Visit Rosa’s blog at www.gutsychristianity.com
Sources for this piece: http://www.washingtontimes.com/…/more-than-half-of-christi…/
Rosa Hopkins is a producer, singer, and songwriter whose music has been played on gospel stations throughout the United States, and she blogs at gutsychristianity.com, has been featured in the Huffington Post and in printed newspapers, and is a co-host on 107.9 FM WEMM’s Mountain Heartbeat program. She lives in the hills of WV with her husband, miracle baby, Jack Russell, and a shapeless hound named Lou.