A leading Christian abolitionist has said that the number one way to effectively battle the modern-day sex trafficking trade is to stop watching pornography.
Christine Caine, an international evangelist, leads global anti-trafficking organization A21, which helps police prosecute traffickers and offers care to the victims of sex slavery.
As the organization notes on its website, there are more people enslaved in the world today than “ever before in human history.” Now, through its global network of anti-slavery campaigns, A21 hopes to change that for good. The first step? Stop watching porn.
In a talk at Bethel Church’s “Heaven Come” conference in Los Angeles last weekend, Caine insisted that the pornography industry is being fueled by human trafficking and urged Christians to flee from the sordid material.
"I'll tell you how to stop human trafficking, sex trafficking overnight... if people stop watching porn...Just stop it,” Caine implored, according to Fox News.
Nothing is free," she said of the adult industry, noting that many women and children are trafficked into the business. "Porn costs somebody.”
The gifted speaker also took aim at sexually explicit television shows such as Game of Thrones.
“Here I am trying to put traffickers in jail and you're watching Game of Thrones," she said, highlighting the hypocrisy of many who claim to be working against issues of sexual slavery while watching TV shows that depict sexual promiscuity and violence.
Calling out those who seek to be “culturally relevant” by watching such a show, she asked pointedly, "how's that going to work with a trafficker?"
Instead of fueling the evil business of sex trafficking, Caine challenged believers to allow God to break their hearts for the enslaved and then to do something about it.
"The issue is not whether you are going to die, 100 percent we're all going to die," Caine declared. "The issue is will you live the life God put you on this earth to live? Will you step up into your God-given purpose and your God-given destiny and stop playing it safe, and stop living small, and start believing your God is huge and he's able to do so much more than you give him credit for..."
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Will Maule is a British journalist who has spent the past several years working as a digital news editor. Since earning a degree in international relations and politics, Will has developed a particular interest in covering ethical issues, human rights and global religious persecution. Will's work has been featured in various outlets including The Spectator, Faithwire, CBN News, Spiked, The Federalist and Christian Headlines. Follow him on Twitter at @WillAMaule.