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call and response is a movie exposing one of the most well kept secrets in the world – the fact that there are 27 million people bound by the chains of slavery.

my own city, Atlanta, is the number one city in the USA for the child sex trade. we also rank number 13 in the world.

go see it. take your friends. expose this evil for what it is. all proceeds go towards the end of the child sex trade.

let’s do something to stop this madness. it’s high time.

slavery doesn’t always come in the form you might expect. sure, sweat shops, illegal immigration scams, and the sex trade are obvious. what about some not so obvious forms of slavery?

i saw this photo essay on Fox News this morning. i’ll issue a warning that some of these photos are a little graphic.. click here

these are photos of women who have been injured by burns. in Pakistan, a fairly strict islamic nation, men burn their wives (or love interests) for any number of offenses. some of these women had acid thrown in their face by the young man (and i use the term “man” loosely…) they rejected for marriage. some of these women were doused in gasoline and set afire because they couldn’t offer a large enough dowry.

womens rights are lacking in many developing nations such as Pakistan, and are especially lacking in the middle east due to the teachings of islam. islam strips women of all worth and individuality, and the men who are offended by something so trite as a small dowry take care of what’s left by burning their bodies. islam deems that women are nothing more than property. sure sounds like slavery to me.

let’s pray for these women. let’s pray that they come to realize that, no matter what islam does, no matter what angry men do, these women are beautiful in the eyes God. that they are worthy of love, respect and honor. that they are more than what the people surrounding them say they are.

my friend shaun king is passionate about ending the modern slave trade. he’s started a new blog series regarding action we can take to help put an end to human trafficking.

27 million people around the word are enslaved. 27 million people are “owned” by another person. do you believe it? no? then check these resources.

free the slaves – founded in 2000, this is a not for profit organization dedicated to freeing slaves.

not for sale – one of the largest and most well known abolitionist groups.

innocence atlanta – for my local readers. child sex trafficking is alive and well in atlanta. it’s time to stop it.

i encourage you to check these sites. pray for the slaves and their owners. pray for the front-line abolitionists fighting for freedom. consider doing something more.

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here’s my first abolition entry. most of you know i’m politically conservative. i’m skeptical of this global warming “crisis”, but i believe God wants us to take care of our environment. i’m a believer in free market economics and capitalism.

i’m pained to post a video from laura flanders, but it’s interesting and i think it causes some debate on both sides of this issue.

what do you think? slavery or not? are these people better off than in their home countries?

should we sacrifice human rights in order to better the environment with the production of something like the prius?

isn’t there a better way?

discuss!