Sex Slave Trade
By Alexander Samuels
An article posted last week on LifeSiteNews.com ("Young Women Forced Into Prostitution in the UK - More Evidence That Prostitution Leads to Sex Slavery") reported that police raided a Birmingham, England, brothel, where they found women from 10 different countries that had been forced into prostitution against their will, an electric fence that prevented the women from escaping, as well as firearms and batons.
The article went on to report: . . .
A police spokesman told the BBC, "The women are believed to be of Eastern European origin and were tricked into the sex industry. They had their passports taken. They were locked into the venue during the evening to work and taken away during the day and locked in a house." Six of the women were handed over to immigration officials.
South Belfast Ulster Unionist Party Member Dr. Esmond Birnie said he "was appalled by the recent news of the conditions at the apparent brothel in Birmingham which was the subject of the police raid last week. I say this as someone who has had a longstanding interest in and advocacy role concerning the struggle to reduce the extent of trafficking into the UK sex industry . . . the 21st century equivalent to the old slave trade."
Dr. Birnie condemned any attempt by lawmakers to make prostitution legal as a counter-measure for the trafficking of women, arguing that prostitution is itself the reason why the modern slave trade thrives. "Birmingham City Council must abandon any lingering ideas they may have for radical experiments and accept that prostitution is a culpable, harm-causing crime which creates the consumer demand for sex slavery," he said.
"In the Kinnell study for Birmingham (1993) which is cited in the publication Paying The Price (2004), more than half of the prostituted women entered the vice trade as children," Dr. Birnie explained. "There is no such thing as a good kerb-crawler [someone who solicits the services of a prostitute] - they represent a serious threat to the safety of vulnerable children."
How many times have I heard someone say that prostitution is a victimless crime?
". . . The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also. Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ himself? Shall I then take the members of Christ and unite them with a prostitute? Never! Do you not know that he who unites himself with a prostitute is one with her in body? For it is said, 'The two will become one flesh.' But he who unites himself with the Lord is one with him in spirit" (1 Corinthians 6:13-17).
All men should take upon themselves the duty to see that sex slavery and prostitution are brought to an end. Are not men and the lust of men for women the prime cause behind this degradation of women?
Alexander Samuels is a regular contributor to Carolina Christian Conservative.