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Sexual Exploitation

We Asked. You Acted.

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The staff at Concerned Women for America (CWA) is extremely grateful that our members are not simply supporters in name but in deed. Our mailboxes were flooded with stacks of petitions expressing our members’ support for the defense of marriage and the family. Each signature represented a member who was stating that he or she still acknowledges that marriage is God-created, that it is the cornerstone of a healthy family and a strong society, and that we can protect marriage, our culture, and our families from the destructive forces of pornography and adultery.WeAsked

The picture to the left is just one of many stacks of petitions and a visible declaration that our members still believe in protecting marriage the way God defines it — no matter what today’s culture is trying to push on them. As you fight for Biblical principles in your state, let this image serve as a reminder that you are standing with half a million others who are passionate about honoring our God and working hard to protect His truth in America.

Forced Marriages: A Case of ‘Happily Never After’

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penny smTwenty: the number of minutes that Esther had to meet her husband before she was engaged and married off by her parents. Seventeen: the age that Esther was when she was married. Ten: the number of years that Esther was abused by her “husband.” During that span of time, not only did he rape her, but he allowed other men to rape her as well.

As a mother, my heart breaks for young women like Esther. My daughter is 17, and her current worries are over things like graduation and prepping for her first year of college. A forced, abusive relationship is the furthest concern from my daughter’s mind. Yet, at her age (and even younger), some girls are literally fearing for their lives. The sickest part about Esther’s story is that it was perpetrated by the people that a young girl should be able to trust: her family.

Read the rest at The Christian Post.

Google’s Quick Response to CWA’s Concerns

By | Beverly LaHaye Institute, News and Events, Sex Trafficking / Pornography, Sexual Exploitation | No Comments

googlebinocularsOn May 8, a group of pro-family activists and scholars met with representatives from the Google AdWords Team. The Google team knew that for a couple of years they had been on the PornHarms “Dirty Dozen” list of corporations for enabling the distribution of pornography and the growth of the pornography industry. Read More