It is where our love for Him blossoms and strengthens.Commitment to Him is not simply spiritual, it is holistic: divine intervention within our humanness.The stereotype is that trafficking is mainly a problem in third-world countries, yet many do not consider how American people are involved in and even continue the cycle of trafficking.Last summer, I spent some time working with a small ministry that cares for victims of sex trafficking in the heart of inner-city Akron, a city in Ohio of less than 200,000 people but with one of the highest drug overdose rates in the country and a hub for human trafficking. I grew up near Akron and had no idea that human trafficking was happening anywhere close to where I grew up or was even an issue in America at all.It just shows the lack of morality of this company, how little they care about the victims.Which child is going to be enough to make this end?Victims of trafficking often suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) caused by harrowing experiences that often include violence, forced captivity, control, and fear.Mental symptoms of PTSD are manifestations of deep emotional wounds that are difficult to heal.
This involves a deep, dark cycle between the victim and a pimp, who oftentimes forces drug-use and uses fear-tactics to falsely create an attachment in the relationship.
Recently, a large amount of evidence was uncovered revealing that has been facilitating prostitution and child sex trafficking through the promotion of ads posted on its website.
For years, Backpage has absorbed and dissolved accusations of these crimes by various non-profits and congressmen.
However, recent evidence suggests that Backpage has edited these advertisements to use less-suggestive or explicit words.
Since Backpage has interfered with the advertisement process, the immunity previously provided by the Communications Decency Act could be null.