Large sporting events like the Super Bowl are prime targets for sex traffickers because of the high demand generated by thousands of men pouring into an area for a weekend of fun. The 2010 Super Bowl saw an estimated 10,000 sex workers brought into Miami. Despite efforts to crack down on sex trafficking at the 2011 Super Bowl in Dallas, there was still a tremendous number of women and children sexually exploited. In the past, attempted crackdowns by law enforcement have misfired by treating prostitutes as criminals to be locked up rather than victims to be rescued, but new efforts are gaining traction: a bill moving through the Indiana legislature aims to toughen the state’s sex-trafficking law before the Super Bowl. This year the event is actually near the Detroit-Toledo corridor, which has one of the highest incidences of trafficking in the country.
Also Worth Reading
Free Stuff: This month’s free book at Christian Audio: Trusting God by Jerry Bridges
The Elephant Room:
I’ve been intentionally pretty quiet about my thoughts regarding the hubbub surrounding The Elephant Room,
Carl Trueman on Gnosticism, Nicea and Celebrity
Kevin DeYoung shares Seven Thoughts on the Elephant Room and T.D. Jakes
D.A. Carson and Tim Keller offer the “official” TGC position on the event (note—it’s a bit technical).
Doug Wilson shares his thoughts in The Rogue Elephant Room
Finally, Zach Nielsen offers a careful rebuttal to Bryan Loritts in The Elephant Room and “Sucking Up To Whitey”
Commentary: Andreas Köstenberger provides helpful commentary on the recent Ehrman/Wallace debate
Resources: This weekend only, save 30% off site-wide at Ligonier.org with coupon code LOVE30OFF (Ends Feb. 6).
In Case You Missed It
Here are a few of this week’s notable posts:
J. Gresham Machen: A Stupendous Theology
Charles Spurgeon: Tell Your Heart to Christ