Jump directly to the Content
Jump directly to the Content

Sermon Illustrations

Home > Sermon Illustrations

Headlines for Sex Trafficking in the U.S.

Ernie Allen, the Director of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, says that human trafficking occurs when people "are owned by someone else, lack the ability to walk away, and lack the ability to make a decision in their own self-interest to do something else." Sadly, this doesn't just happen in countries around the globe. It's all around us even in the U.S.—as the following headlines from American newspapers demonstrate:

  • "Northern California teens sold for sex"
  • "Federal authorities from Memphis honored for breaking up child sex-trafficking ring"
  • "Fort Myers, Florida, woman accused of using children as prostitutes"
  • "North Alabama man convicted in sex trafficking of an underage girl"
  • "Human trafficking ring used girls as young as 12 … prosecutors say"
  • "Georgia man arrested for engaging minors in sexual servitude"
  • "Somali sex trafficking ring in Tennessee"
  • "Mississippi man pleads guilty to sex trafficking"
  • "Sex trafficking in the U.S. called 'epidemic'"
  • "18 years for [Chicago] sex ring boss convicted of human trafficking"

Related Sermon Illustrations

The Average Price for a Trafficked Human—$90

Does ninety dollars seem like a lot of money? A new reading tablet or a piece of home fitness equipment might be a steal at that price. On some days, ninety dollars can buy you a day ...

[Read More]

Working with Believers Started a Journey to Christ

Sometimes the journey to Christ begins when someone encounters horrendous evil. At other times the journey to Christ starts as the nonbeliever joins with believers to promote justice. ...

[Read More]