The shocking and shameful Jeffrey Epstein case has exploded across the screens of national media outlets, placing the heinous reality of child sex-trafficking back into the spotlight. Americans are outraged at what appears to be a closely guarded and organized ring of the rich and famous, both men and women, sexually exploiting our children.
There’s no doubt evil takes place all around us; permeating across all income levels, political lines, and ethnic groups. Sexual exploitation is a $99 billion industry. With that kind of profit, we know how high the stakes are for protecting our children from being exploited themselves.
We cannot and will not stand by and allow our children’s bodies to be commodified, their sexuality exploited, and their identities stolen. This is not a far-away problem only perpetrated by rapists in Manhattan penthouses or pimps in dingy motel rooms. Child sexual exploitation is a problem that is very close to our movement and one we at Family Policy Alliance® address on a near daily basis.
It is an essential and necessary part of Family Policy Alliance’s mission to promote and advance policy that will serve families by protecting their vulnerable and priceless members, their children. Certainly, it is the duty of all of society to keep evil at bay.
Here are some examples of how we fight on a daily basis, alongside our state family policy council allies, for the identity, innocence, and innate value of our children.
- Family Policy Alliance knows adult entertainment clubs are an identified route to lure children into sex-trafficking. That’s why we have actively protested (alongside Texas Values, Family Policy Alliance of New Mexico, and many more) adult entertainers emerging from their sordid nightclubs into the libraries and schools of our children. They call it Drag Queen Story Hour— a “reading” session that targets young children and normalizes the sexual fetishizing of their bodies.
- Family Policy Alliance knows sexual predators attempt to gain the trust of children. This virtually always involves isolating them from their parents physically, emotionally, and psychologically. We know parents are in the best position to protect their children. That’s why it’s a major red flag when radical activists continually seek to push policies and laws that eliminate a parent’s ability to safeguard their children in education, medical care, and mental health services. This is why many of our state allies like Louisiana Family Forum, The Family Foundation (KY), and the Christian Civil League of Maine, have worked tirelessly to protect the decision-making rights of parents when it comes to keeping their children safe. Parents must be allowed to say no to explicit and graphic sexual content in the classroom; no to surgeries and drugs that purport to change the gender of their children; and no to mental health services that push a political gender narrative.
- Family Policy Alliance knows a child can’t consent to sex. If our children are having sex with an adult, that’s rape; “not childhood exploration”. This is why we stand with our allies like Colorado Family Action, California Family Council, and the Family Policy Institute of Washington, against organizations like Planned Parenthood and Advocates for Youth who push comprehensive sex ed curriculums that teach children they have the right to sex, with whoever they want, “no matter what age.” Parents have the right to set sexual boundaries for their children.
As the next legislative session approaches quickly, be assured Family Policy Alliance is building strategy, policies, and parent guide documents to address and expose the deceitful promises and false-identity agenda that is showing up in many areas that directly impact our children.
Parents are the gatekeepers of our children’s morality, education, identity, and ultimately their hearts. We are doing everything we can to keep it that way!
If you want to know more about our work, please visit familypolicyalliance.com!
For the children,
A special session to be held to consider undoing a troubling city ordinance.
North Carolina lawmakers want to protect the privacy of women and children. They will hold a special session to consider undoing a troubling city ordinance. It could also stop other cities and counties from enacting similar rules.
In February, the Charlotte City Council passed a so-called sexual orientation/gender identity measure that allows men access to women’s bathrooms, changing rooms and locker rooms.
John Rustin, president of the North Carolina Family Policy Council sent a letter to Gov. Pat McCrory, urging him to stop these dangerous ordinances.
“These changes mean that men can enter women’s restrooms, shower rooms, bathhouses and similar facilities in any ‘public accommodation’ in the City of Charlotte,” he said. “This would place the privacy, safety and dignity of women, children, the elderly and others at great risk of physical, emotional and/or mental harms inherent with unexpectedly encountering an individual of the opposite sex in a facility that is deemed to be private.”
Similar ordinances have been used in other states to drag Christian business owners to court.
Rustin explained that they have forced “small business owners such as florists, bakers, photographers, bed and breakfast owners and others who have sincerely held religious beliefs about marriage and human sexuality to either conform to a government dictated viewpoint or face legal charges, fines and other penalties. The Charlotte ordinance directly violates the constitutionally protected right to religious liberty, which our Founders considered to be our first and most cherished right.”