I’m in Dallas, watching TV with my brother. The program shows the United Kingdom’s effort to stop human trafficking. They appear to be doing an excellent job.
The program generated a discussion about the johns (those that pay for sex with prostitutes) and the victims. California’s program for john’s is to send first time offenders to a school that explores their victim’s humanity, that explains what human trafficking is and how the john contributes to it. In other words, it treats the john as a victim, too. Which he is.
We don’t always think of the john’s that way. The girls forced into prostitution take much of our thought and compassion, as indeed, they should; but if we can stop the demand, we can stop the crime.
As a Christian, I see the need for more teaching not just that sexual sin is wrong, but that God has a way to be free from the addiction. So many know they need help, are searching for help and the church should have the answers. In fact, the church does have the answer. What are they going to do about it?