“If to be feelingly alive to the sufferings of my fellow-creatures is to be a fanatic, I am one of the most incurable fanatics ever permitted to be at large.” —William Wilberforce
In the late eighteenth century, society was engulfed by slavery, one of the basest forms of injustice against mankind. Against overwhelming odds, William Wilberforce changed the course of history through prayer and activism.
Persevering against fierce opposition, Wilberforce was determined to bring an end to slavery and gave nearly 50 years of his life to this fight before he saw the British slave trade abolished.
Once again, slavery has become part of the fabric of society. The modern sex industry cloaks itself in terms like “sexual liberation,” “the world’s oldest profession,” and “women’s rights.” Yet behind this deceptive veil an insidious undercurrent of injustice hides: the exploitation and dehumanization of young women and children. The root of this crisis is a culture that has embraced the fundamental objectification of women.
We must do more than oppose sex slavery. To disrupt the culture of exploitation we must challenge the attitudes that lie behind the demand for illicit sex. Like Wilberforce, though it will be viewed as politically incorrect, we must take a stand against prevailing societal mores and recover the dignity of our humanity.
We are passionate about recruiting an army of incurable fanatics who will join arms with us in this fight to end sex trafficking. We define the commitment of an incurable fanatic in three ways:
Slavery is first and foremost a form of spiritual oppression that must be addressed through spiritual means. Wilberforce once said, “Of all things, guard against neglecting God in the secret place of prayer.” Through prayer we can defeat the spiritual forces of darkness that today enslave over 27 million people worldwide. Pray once per day for the ending of sex trafficking. Pray»
Critical to Wilberforce’s anti-slavery efforts was an aggressive grass-roots awareness campaign that sought to sway public opinion. To invoke the cultural heart-level change required to end sexual exploitation, we must first expose it. Abraham Lincoln said, “Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed.” Tell at least 10 other people about this issue and about Nefarious: Merchant of Souls, consider hosting a screening in your area, or buy the DVD. Spread the Word »
In addition to his spiritual and physical labors, Wilberforce was a philanthropist. In other words, he put his money where his heart was. Money is a critical component in driving the sex trade and it is a critical component needed to end it. Give $3 per week towards Exodus Cry’s efforts to end sex trafficking and restore the victims of this grave injustice. Give »