9 Things You Need to Know about Backpage.com and Sex Trafficking

Gaye Clark | April 4, 2016


On the morning of September 11, 2001, I was sitting in a beautician’s chair as news blared from a radio. An passenger plane had crashed into the World Trade Center. Shortly after the first plane hit, patrons in the salon began theorizing about the cause. Plane malfunction? Pilot error? Not one suggested terrorist attack.

Because terrorism didn’t happen in America.

Within minutes, we watched in horror as a second plane plunged into the Twin Towers. In less than two hours, a wake-up call had come to the United States. Mass-scale terrorism had reached our shores. And we’d soon learn it had been alive and well long before 9/11, working its evil plans right under our noses. 

Hidden in Plain Sight

Lightstock

Today another reality is hidden in plain view: human trafficking. While sound numbers of who, how many, and where are difficult to find, the carnage of this evil is leaking out of the shadows and into the headlines. Victims are filling safehouse beds. Many more are on waiting lists. Those caring for victims have been listening to stories for years and have started to spot trends.

Unlike an ounce of cocaine or an illegal weapon, a child can be sold repeatedly. Every. Single…


To read the rest of this article, visit https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/9-things-you-need-to-know-about-backpage.com-and-sex-trafficking.