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"WHAT’S THE WORLD COMING TO?”
BY MARILYN MURRAY
It’s normal to feel sick and dizzy. The week began with sex trafficking charges for Jeffrey Epstein & is ending with sex trafficking charges for R. Kelly. Some of us are cheering – but many of us see news like this and ask “What is the world coming to?!” Let us assure you of this: Even though sex trafficking was only widely recognized as a crime less than 20 year ago, it is NOT a “modern phenomena.”
What’s the world coming too??? The truth is it’s coming to a place where we see things that have always been wrong… where we are sick of it… where we demand justice… where we stand with victims… where we say NOT ANYMORE. We believe — with defiant hope — that the world is coming to a place where this will end. And although weeks like this may feel like the world is getting worse, it is just the opposite. Sex trafficking has been happening for thousands of years. Bygone eras weren’t “better times.”
It does FEEL worse now; but those are feelings, not facts. And those feelings matter! Because in reality, your rage, indignation, determination, and hope — are the means by which the world IS changing for the better. The means by which we will end it.