Human sex trafficking is a terrible problem to be contended with and stopped. But many liberals are against it while not condemning the sins that cause it. So I want to condemn human sex trafficking and the sins that contribute to it.
Here in the United States, I would have to say that, the main cause of human trafficking is getting young women and other women on drugs and then controlling them to be used as prostitutes. I see this here in Phoenix. I think it should be called, Human and Sex Industry Trafficking. Some thing very important to know, is that the drug meth, is used to heighten sexual pleasure. So drug and sex abuse go hand in hand.
As pornography viewing has grown in unheard of numbers, men want to indulge in what they have viewed and abuse women as sex objects. This also comes from the regular movies and rap songs about sex.
In the Third World, I would assume that much human and sex trafficking comes from muslim kidnapping and from recruiting poor girls and women into the trafficking. Poor girls and women are promised a wonderful life in an other place or country. Once they go, they are held and used and abused.
So as we look at this terrible crime against children, women and some men, we need to realize that it again comes from sin.
1) The sin of the false muslim religion. The muslim religion was begun by a man who abused women. If you study the history of muslim wars, upon conquering a place, they would systematically rape boys, girls, men and women. They would keep the boys and men to be slaves, and the girls and women were put into their harems. Even today, in many place in the world, the military abuse and rape captive women, (more than likely children too?).
2) Sexual sins. All sexual sins contribute to sexual exploitation. That is why sex is only to be, as God meant it to be, between a married man and woman to bring into the world and Church, new children. The sins of men watching pornography and women dressing so immodestly also contributes to the horrible objectification of women seen as sex objects to be used.
3) The sin of drug abuse. Recreational drug use is also a huge contributor to human sex trafficking. So many people justify the use of marijuana. This drug does lead to the use of other drugs. All drugs, other than prescribed by a doctor, (and not the abuse of pain medication), cause crime and a morally weak society.
4) The sin of greed. Greed and wars keeps people in poverty. When people are greedy, they always want more and more. All of God’s gifts are for everyone, not just the few rich. They need to share and pay fair wages. Many people get rich from causing wars and selling arms to keep them going.
“Lahore (Agenzia Fides) – Each year about a thousand girls belonging to Christian and Hindu religious minorities are kidnapped, converted and forced into Islamic marriage: this is the disconcerting phenomenon that occurs in the Pakistani society. A new Report sent to Fides Agency, prepared by the “Solidarity and Peace Movement” – coalition of NGOs, associations and institutions including the “Justice and Peace” Commission of the Pakistani Bishops – confirms the figures released in recent years by Fides Agency: an estimated 700 cases per year involve Christian women, 300 Hindu girls. And if these are the officially reported cases, “the true extent of the problem is probably much bigger, since many cases are not reported”, explains the Report, sent to Fides, titled: “Forced marriages and forced conversions in the Christian community of Pakistan”.
The text illustrates exemplary cases of Christian women especially in Punjab and of Hindu women in Sindh. We are talking about girls between 12 and 25 years of age, from poor families and low social classes. The few cases, because very often complaints are not filed for fear of threats, that come to court, the girls who are intimidated and abused, claim to have converted and married freely, and the case is closed. “Under the custody of the kidnapper, she may suffer sexual violence, forced prostitution, domestic abuse and beatings, if not human trafficking”, notes the text.” Read Here.
Wikipedia has a comment on human slavery and trafficking: See Source Here.
According to the U.S. State Department:
Saudi Arabia is a destination for men and women from South and East Asia and East Africa trafficked for the purpose of labor exploitation, and for children from Yemen, Afghanistan, and Africa trafficking for forced begging. Hundreds of thousands of low-skilled workers from India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, and Kenya migrate voluntarily to Saudi Arabia; some fall into conditions of involuntary servitude, suffering from physical and sexual abuse, non-payment or delayed payment of wages, the withholding of travel documents, restrictions on their freedom of movement and non-consensual contract alterations. The Government of Saudi Arabia does not comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking and is not making significant efforts to do so.
We as traditional Catholics abhor any abuse of boys, girls, men and women. We ask God’s forgiveness for our sins in the Catholic Church. We pray and work to protect everyone from these sins that cry out to God for vengeance. But we also condemn all sins that contribute to human sexual trafficking. It is so sad what is happening in the world to girls, boys, women and men because people will not obey God’s Divine Laws. We commit ourselves to try to obey God’s laws and pray for the conversion of those who do not.
The original author of this blog passed away in July of 2016. RIP Father Carota.