Friday, December 17, 2010

Mercy Ministries Wants to Hear From YOU on Sex Trafficking

Listeners have been calling in to our live radio show, Mercy Multiplied, and voicing their outrage at the horrific crime of sex trafficking in the U.S. The internet has been used as a tool by traffickers to lure young girls into the sex trade, then sell them to customers. We wanted to share a recent article with you about what one human rights group is doing to try and stop backpage.com from allowing sex ads on their website.

Sex Slave Outrage
by Michelle Goldberg
December 9, 2010

Part of the add done by The Rebecca Project
NEW YORK - A startling new ad campaign aims to humiliate websites that quietly allow pimps to sell young girls for sex online.

In September, when Craigslist dropped its “erotic services” section, Backpage.com, the classified advertising network owned by Village Voice Media, became the nation’s premier online sexual marketplace—and the most mainstream venue for the buying and selling of underage girls. Now The Rebecca Project for Human Rights, the group that got Craigslist to drop its sex ads, is trying to convince Backpage to do the same, and to do it before February, when activists expect a spike in sex trafficking around the Super Bowl. READ MORE…

This Sunday, December 19th from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM (CST) we will wrap up our discussion and we want to hear from you! We have seen God transform the lives of sex trafficking victims at Mercy Ministries and we continue to receive more and more cries for help. It is vital that we stand together against these criminals and be a voice that brings hope to these hurting young women. Join us live by calling (615) 737-9986 and share your stories, questions and concerns on this issue. Middle Tennesseans can tune in to 99.7 FM but anyone can listen live at www.mercymultiplied.com. If you missed a show, the podcast is available here.