Abortion is a polarizing issue, and while it is important to speak out against Gosnell clinics and be proactive in saving human life, there is a battle for life that is far away from any abortion clinic or legislature.
NPR recently ran a report on the courts taking a kinder look at victims of child sex trafficking.
With the United States Justice Department estimating there to be at least 200,000 child sex trafficking victims in the U.S., and collecting $32 billion a year, the issue of sex trafficking needs to be dealt with in the United States. Not only legally, but on a cultural level as well.
Those 200,000 victimized children and that $32 billion are a result of someone…
“They are just like you and me.”
That’s what I thought when I first saw these photo re-creations of last meals served to death row prisoners…
I am not against sex education, but maybe I could state it more accurately: I am in support of appropriate sex education.
A children’s book has been published in France titled, Tous à Poil! (Translated: All Naked!). The idea behind the book was to remove the stigma around nudity. This caused an outrage from France’s center-right Union and a naked response from a group of French booksellers and publishers.
To pose naked. They said,
If the world were only 100 people, how would the demographics breakdown? That’s what the people at 100 People wanted to know, so after a lot of hard work, they compiled a number of different statistics that really help put the world into perspective. We can talk about millions and billions of people divided among the 7 billion that live in the world, today, but when you break it into smaller parts — like if the world were only 100 people — it’s a lot easier to conceptualize.
Here’s what I mean:
China’s one child policy has had serious effects on the culture. Since the Chinese culture values sons over daughters, it has lead to what some refer to as “gendercide” as daughters are often aborted. This has lead a sever imbalance of 103-107 boys per 100 girls. Having a son ensures the passing on of the family name — ancestry worship is common in some Asian cultures — and parents see sons as a means to be supported in their elderly years. The impact on China has been so huge, that the Chinese government has lifted the three-decade one child policy and now enforces a two child policy.
But after 30-years, the impact has already been made and the lifting of this policy will not be felt for at least another 30-years.
The opportunity to host the World Cup and the Olympic games is highly regarded Internationally. Committees are formed, cities and countries make their bid, and those who are selected to host these International sporting games are excited to be selected.
Not only does hosting the World Cup and Olympic games have its own kind of worldwide bragging rights, but also hosting these games gives a country an opportunity to be on the world stage in a positive light. It is almost like the World Cup or Olympic host has invited the entire world to say with them in their home, get to know them, sit down with one another and break bread.
Mercy Mercy – A Portrait of True Adoption is not an enigma. It is a stark reality of many families around the world face when it comes to International adoptions.
Mercy Mercy tells a story of International adoption tragedy. A tragedy being felt by far too many families in the developing world, as their children are being trafficked. Not sex trafficked or labor trafficked, but adopted by Westerners as these children are trafficked into orphanages.
Please pray for the persecuted Church. It is more than just a lack of religious freedom. These believers are targeted with violence and hatred because of their sincerely held religious beliefs. Can you imagine!?!
This update focuses on Egypt, Nigeria, Pakistan, Persecution and the Sudan: