Saturday, February 26, 2005

Human Trafficking

I'm sitting here watching a "48 Hours" report on the rise of human trafficking, here and abroad. Most of the victims are economically disadvantaged women and children from the East bloc and the developing world. One anti-slavery activist noted that there are now more slaves in the world than ever before in history.

Isn't it...not sure if ironic is the right word...that the self-designated moral guardians of our country are busy critiquing cartoons while all this is going on? Especially since some of the most outspoken abolitionists of the 19th century were Evangelicals?

Curiouser and curiouser.


cc said...

My wife and I saw this report. It was shocking, but believable. And they estimated there were 4600 sex slaves here in the USA!

LutheranChik said...

And it's especially frustrating because there's not a lot that one can do besides pray and lend financial support to whatever organizations are out there to identify and liberate these individuals.