The seedy side of the Super Bowl
New on The Christian Chronicle’s website is this story by Amanda Jordan:
DALLAS – Super Bowl XLV at the Cowboys’ $1.3 billion Arlington stadium will attract more than sports fans. Along with football fanatics, the game will draw a large number of prostitutes and pimps to the area, a sex trade expert warns.
Katie Pedigo, executive director of New Friends New Life, estimates that 15,000 women and children will be brought to the Metroplex and sexually trafficked. Houses will be rented and transformed into brothels. Teenage girls will be exploited.
New Friends New Life, an organization that helps women leave the sex industry, is ready for the challenge, Pedigo said.
“We can’t let it squish anything in us, and we can’t be dissuaded from doing anything we can just because it’s huge,” said Lauri Lanier, a protege advocate with New Friends New Life.
The organization began 13 years ago when a woman in the sex industry came to the Preston Road Church of Christ in Dallas, deciding she wanted to leave the industry.
Read the full story.
See a separate report by The Associated Press on police watching for sex trafficking ahead of the big game.
Meanwhile, a group called xxxchurch.com plans National Porn Sunday to fight addictions, and Green Bay Packers defensive end Ryan Pickett is among those touting an anti-pornography message. Some Churches of Christ are planning National Porn Sunday events.
FeedbackWonderful ministry; showing women the true beauty in life. Blessed are the peacemakers….Jason GoldtrapFebruary, 2 2011Happy to hear about this ministry. We need more of them. We don’t seem to have clean sports events without this type of trade hanging around.Patsy WalkerFebruary, 4 2011Reading this gives me a sinking feeling in my stomach. I suppose I should know this is happening, but didn’t realize it. Glad someone near is working on the problem: the hands, feet and mouth for Jesus. Since 9/11/01 the leading slogan in the US has been, ‘God Bless America’. I think we should start saying, ‘America Bless God’, instead…and turn to morality and holiness.Bill DuncanFebruary, 5 2011Since 9/11/01 the leading slogan in the US has been, ‘God Bless America’. I think we should start saying, ‘America Bless God’, instead…and turn to morality and holiness.
– I am 42 and that is one of the best quotes I have ever read.Jason GoldtrapFebruary, 5 2011