Thursday, February 3, 2011

Do You Know About the "Other Sport" at the Super Bowl?

Super Bowl Sunday! Football fans everywhere live for this one day.  For weeks before the big day, parties are planned; shopping takes place; some churches actually cancel evening services for this big game.  But did you know, more than just football takes place on Super Bowl Sunday?

"Last year in Florida, on Super Bowl Sunday, officers arrested a pimp at a swank hotel near the event. According to court papers, the man brought a 16-year-old girl to the Super Bowl to be prostituted. He met the girl, a runaway, in early January, and three weeks later, he flew her, under an assumed name, to the location of the Super Bowl." (Shared Hope International)

Now I don't want to put a damper on anyone's fun, but this is news that needs to be spread!

If you ask the average American what they know about human trafficking, most people will say IT is an international problem.  IT happens in other countries. But IT doesn't happen here. But did you know, the #1 destination for an American seeking sex with a child is the United States. The average age for entry into prostitution and pornography is 12.  These minor trafficking victims are sold 10 to 15 times per night, 6 nights per week.  Any minor involved in sexual exploitation is considered a trafficking victim even if they never cross international borders.  The life expectancy of a child prostituted at the age of 13 is just 7 years.

"Texas Attorney General, Greg Abbott, whose state is this year's Super Bowl host, has prepared a task force to identify and respond to traffickers who plan to sell children - a problem already too familiar to Texas. The Dallas Police Department formed a High Risk Victims' Unit just to deal with children exploited through sex trafficking." (Shared Hope International)

Join the Campaign and help stop Child Trafficking at the Super Bowl!  Join Natalie Grant and Tenth Avenue North  PSA for Traffick 911.

So join me and thousands of others by going to and sign the "I'm Not Buying It" petition to help stop human trafficking.

You know, we can sit around and blame the traffickers and we can blame the pimps, but it's the sex predators who have to be long as there is a demand for young women and children, there will always be someone willing to fill that demand.

Visit or to learn more about what you can do to help put an end to human trafficking.

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