1. IN GOD’S EYES: Every Christian will vote in this election. We vote by our ballot or by our silence. If we vote by “silence” we withhold our moral values giving strength to those that are contrary.
2. LAW OF SUBJECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY:: When Pharaoh refused God’s command through Moses he was the only one to sin however, the plagues fell on the whole nation of Egypt—and they didn’t have a voice in their government
3. Our vote is an extension of ourselves for good or evil:
“If anyone comes to you and brings not this doctrine you are not to wish them “God speed” for in so doing you become a partaker of their evil deeds”
II John 10,11
4. THE VOTE THE “TALENT” : The vote is as the gift of the “talent” in Matthew chapter 25. The lazy servant hid it and thought he was doing good. Yet the Master was angry because he hid it. He called him “lazy” and “wicked”. He suffered great loss.
5. FAITH WITHOUT WORKS: Many say we must pray without lifting the hand to pull the voting lever. When Moses was at the Red Sea with Pharoah coming fast he prayed to God. God responded saying “Why are you praying to me? Take the rod, lift it up, stretch it out and you part the sea.”
So it is today. All our prayers will fall on the ground if we do not mix it with action. God gave us the governmental system whereby we can choose our leaders. He will respond to our actions.
6. ELECTION & GOD’S MANDATE: When Moses and Israel crossed the Red Sea God inspired Jethro to tell Moses to choose out judges. He later gave him the qualifications of who to choose but he never told him WHO to choose.
About Tony Nassif: He is the president and founder of the Cedars Cultural and Educational Foundation and the Preventing Abuse Conferences on human trafficking, child abduction, and Internet Safety. He is the author of Jesus, Politics and the Church and has been interviewed to many organizations and conferences as well as over 200 programs including: Family News in Focus from Focus on the Family, Todays Issues from American Family Radio, Trinity Broadcasting Network, VOICE of AMERICA INTERNATIONAL and FOX NEWS to mention a few. To schedule a speaking engagement please call 323-851-3872
Preventing Abuse Foundation Gala & Dinner
Please Join us on
Saturday, November 16, 2013 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Galpin Premiere Collection in Los Angeles, California
Help Protect Children and Families
1,200,000 Children Reported Missing in America Annually
Nearly 30,000,000 Human Trafficking Victims
Lt. Oscar Mejia — Drug Cartel Expert
Ted Baehr, Founder of MovieGuide
Nicole Smolens–Star of 8 Days (about a trafficking victim and her escape)
Ken Shaeffer, Homeland Security Agent Just returned from Afghanistan
Michael Reagan, Fox Contributor, Child and Family Advocate and survivor
Univision Los Angeles Television Newscasters, Oswaldo and Gabriella
Space is Limited
For Information & Registration
preventingabuse.org or Phone (323) 851-387
“I personally look forward to seeing you there”
Tony Nassif, Founder & President
*With Special Thanks to Jane and Bert Boeckmann and the Galpin Family of Auto Dealerships
Recently, three girls, missing for ten years were freed from the bondage of the predators. Yesterday, their captor was found dead assumedly by suicide.
As the founder and president of the Preventing Abuse Conferences nationally, I am reminded of the dark information we discovered about abduction and trafficking of children in America. For example, there are pedophile networks abducting children and exploiting them for sex and money. Johnny Gosch was a victim of a pedophile network
Today there are 1,200,000 children reported missing in America EVERY YEAR. Child pornography is the fastest growing on the Internet. The F.B.I. says that we are losing the war on child pornography. One of the greatest elements fueling the crime of human trafficking is the sexualization of the culture. Thus, we need to consider the above when reviewing the plight and rescue of the three survivors from Ohio.
There are some very important points to be made about the abduction, abuse and freedom of these three brave young women and the perpetrator who exploited them.
I want to share some of it now so that we can be informed.
Child abduction has no demographic. These three victims were abducted by someone they knew in a neighborhood they knew and held in a neighborhood they knew.
Victims come from all walks of life. Johnny Gosch was kidnapped while delivering his newspapers in West Des Moines, Iowa. Another young woman was abducted at gun point while walking to her friends house Other children are sold.
These three children were picked up by the perpetrator while Johnny Gosch was stalked and kidnapped and yet recently in Iowa there was a kidnap attempt when a vehicle pulled up, a woman got out, tried to grab the girl, the girl fought back and escaped and the vehicle drives off. Yet these events are not isolated.
The Brainwashing Threats and Intimidation: Upon abduction the children are told many things to isolate them from a desire to be with their family. For example they are told that their parents don’t love them and don’t want them. In many cases they are told that if they try to escape their family will be killed (a favorite of the cartels).
Destroy the Soul: Many of the victims are brainwashed via abuse. For example, one victim was brutally raped by numbers of men after being held in isolation for many days.
In order for the perpetrators to gain complicity of the victim they have to destroy their soul and the will to escape. This comes, in part by destroying the soul, the spirit to live and the “fight”.
Basically, they try to turn their victims into walking flesh without a soul. An “animal” whose obedience is unquestioned.
Stories are coming out of beatings of the three survivors when they would try to escape and other events during their captivity.
Yet, they still had the perseverance, even after ten years, they kept the drive for freedom. Truly they were sustained by God’s mercy and empowered by His Spirit.
Defensive Mechanism of the Victim: In many cases victims will go into a compartmentalization of their mind to deal with the pain inflicted upon them physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Many do not realize that when the sanctity of the human body is violated the soul is ripped apart. The pain is continual no matter how effective other therapies are.
The Spiritual Dynamic: In contemporary America the false notion of separating God from public life opens the chasm of vulnerability to victims of human trafficking.
In reality mankind is a living soul. Our founding fathers established this truth in the Declaration of Independence.
Consequently, no human (physical or psychological) aid can heal the wounded soul. Thus, we have the spiritual dynamic. Only Jesus Christ can enter the womb of the soul and procure divine healing to the spiritual person.
Demonic Dynamic: When you consider what this man has done to these three girls many say he is sick. Others say he is evil. Others give a psycho babel explanation.
As I was sharing the realities of human trafficking and child abduction the government official I was speaking with questioned how someone could do such horrible things.
I responded saying that you could not conceive of this because you are not considering the reality of evil. I continued sharing that there is a real evil with a malevolent hatred toward mankind and especially children. Evil delights in the defilement of the pure and innocent.
Nearly 3000 years ago there was a people who worshipped the pagan god Molech with child sacrifices and orgies. The depravity of man is not new but continuing and requires continued vigilance.
The Reality of Evil:
First, the perpetrator had to plan the abduction,
Carried it out and in spite of the cries of terror and fear of the child he not only continued the bondage but did it for 10 years.
The bondage was not only continued for many years in spite of the cries and attempts for freedom he brutally punished them with beatings when they attempted to escape.
Not only were the girls in bondage for years they were raped even resulting in pregnancy, a child birth and multiple abortions allegedly caused by the perpetrator. (mmm I wonder if the pro aborts are going to come down on his side.)
Adding insult to injury he joins in the prayer vigils exhibiting the evil deception of pretending to be a concerned friend. To me this shows a “dead conscience” and demonic mockery
Thus, it is cruel, evil and malevolent.
What Fueled the Torment? Many now ask: “What can make someone carry out such a heinous crime? Others try to rationalize pointing to the accused claims of being abused.
There are millions of people today that have been abused and are NOT abusers themselves. They deal with their problem and live their life.
Could it be that he delighted in the power, control and sexual gratification of being master over the weak young girls?
There are two primary elements (and others) that are key fuel lines perpetuating sexual exploitation of women and children.
B. Sexualized culture via fashion, entertainment industry and the cultural collapse of moral paradigms. Standards of right and wrong sexual behavior have disintegrated to where the culture lead by government says “whatever you determine to be right for you is o.k.
This degenerative philosophy has permeated the national consciousness and even the religious community. For example, there was an attempt to call pedophilia another sexual orientation. Sex education of children is being taught without paradigms or right or wrong. 15 year olds are allowed morning after pills without parent’s permission or consultation even though they cannot get an aspirin without a parent’s permission.
Prostitution has become normalized in spite of the reality of its relation to human trafficking.
In a speech by Ambassador Luis CdeBaca who leads the US State Department Office to Monitor and Combat Human Trafficking he decried the problems prostitution presents and calls for its abolition. “There is a need for both a legal and a cultural message that does not tolerate prostitution.”
(Luis Cdebaca August 3 2009
The question begs “why do the buyers purchase the prostitutes? What are the elements fueling it? It is the moral and cultural collapse which normalizes the abnormal and instead of prostitution being a stigma it is becoming “acceptable”.
Prostitution is one of the core roots to the problems of human trafficking and child sexual exploitation. Child prostitution numbers into the hundreds of thousands of children forced into pornography and prostitution.
As we consider the horrific experience of the three girls recently set free I think of several things. In addition to the obvious and horrific experiences I ponder the possibility of what could have happened to the little girl. Could pornography and prostitution of the three girls also been an element to their plight?
Solutions: At our Preventing Abuse Conferences we identify the problems but we focus on the solutions.
Experts tell us to always be aware of our surroundings. If possible never be alone and don’t be in a secluded area.
If accosted then fight. Learn the techniques of escape. One little seven year old did just that when attacked. She was able to escape. When asked how she knew what to do she responded saying it was what her dad taught her.
There is much more that can and is being said. Please attend our next Preventing Abuse Conferences and hear the experts and survivors.
Help us produce our conferences protecting women and children. Make a donation today at www.preventingabuse.org
Or call 323-851-3872.
New PTC Research Finds Teen Girls the New Target of Sexual Exploitation on TV
LOS ANGELES (June 9, 2013) – New research from the Parents Television Council’s “4 Every Girl Campaign” found that underage female characters on primetime broadcast television are more likely to be presented in sexually exploitative scenes than adult women, and the appearance of underage female characters in a sexually exploitative scene increased the probability that the scene would be presented as humorous.
Study results revealed that out of 238 scripted episodes which aired during the study period, 150 episodes (63%) contained sexual content in scenes that were associated with females and 33% of the episodes contained sexual content that rose to the level of sexual exploitation.
The likelihood that sexual exploitation would be considered humorous increased to 43% when the sexual exploitation involved underage female characters. Topics that targeted underage girls and were presented as humorous included: sexual violence, sex trafficking, sexual harassment, pornography, and stripping.
“Our study exposes a very real problem of teen girls being shown in sexually exploitative situations on TV, and that these situations are being presented as humorous. Sexually exploiting minors on TV – especially for laughs – is grotesquely irresponsible and must end,” said PTC President Tim Winter.
Findings from this report reveal that sexual exploitation has become a common topic and a comedic topic on primetime television in shows airing as early as seven o’clock central time. Almost 40% of the content in the present study was intended for purposes of humorous entertainment.
“The frequency with which viewers are able to watch and laugh at these sexually exploitative situations supports the notion that entertainment media is creating an environment that encourages and even facilitates the sexualization of women. When we laugh about dead hookers, it becomes increasingly difficult to see the mistreatment of sex workers as a national civil and human rights issue. The same can be said for child molestation or sex trafficking,“ Winter said.
“The prevalence of images that trivialize sexual exploitation can be interpreted as sanctioning the sexualization of women. When these messages, images and ideologies are delivered via mass media, the definition of acceptable and unacceptable behaviors are communicated both implicitly and explicitly to viewers. Similarly, when the media associates humor with sexual exploitation they are sending a strong message that these issues are harmless and require neither urgency nor a strong response.
“We hope that these disturbing findings will spur concern, increased dialogue, and a collective responsibility to find answers that will result in a qualitative difference in the lives of young girls and women everywhere,” Winter added.
Holly Austin Smith, child trafficking survivor, advocate, author, and speaker, stressed the importance of this research. “Negative messages in the media, including the sexual objectification of women, create a climate which supports the tactics of sexual predators,” stated Ms. Smith, “Sex traffickers understand how these messages influence vulnerable children, and they are using it to their advantage.”
The study, “TV’s Newest Target: Teen Sexual Exploitation,” includes programming that aired during the first two weeks of the November 2011 sweeps period [October 27 – November 9, 2011], as well as during the first two weeks of the May 2012 sweeps period [April 26 – May 9, 2012]. Only scripted original programs that aired during primetime on broadcast television were examined. Collectively, PTC analysts viewed a total of 238 episodes for a total of 194.5 hours of programming. Five types of sexually exploitative content served as the primary focus of the study. They included: sexual violence, sexual harassment, prostitution, sex trafficking, stripping, and pornography.
· Although an adult female character was more likely to have sexualizing dialogue or depictions in their scenes, the likelihood that a scene would include sexual exploitation was higher if the female characters were young adults or younger.
· The likelihood that a scene would include sexual exploitation was highest when the female characters were underage (23.33%).
· Sexually exploitative topics targeting underage girls were more likely to be humorous (42.85%) compared to adult women (33.02%).
· Topics that targeted underage girls and were presented as jokes included: Sexual violence (child molestation), sex trafficking, sexual harassment, pornography, and stripping.
· Thirty seven percent of all sexual exploitation observed during the study period was intended to be humorous.
· The content rose to the level of sexual exploitation in one-third of the shows where females were associated with sexual dialogue and/or depictions.
· Pornography (66%) and stripping (65%) were the two forms of exploitation most likely to be written into the scripts as punch lines.
· Sexually exploitative content was typically presented in the form of dialogue rather than depictions. However, the dialogue was significantly more crude and explicit than the depictions.
The full study and additional information can be viewed at this link: www.parentstv.org/sexploitation.
The Parents Television Council’s 4 Every Girl Campaign seeks to call attention to and reverse the sexualized media messages that are having a devastating impact on young girls. (http://www.4everygirl.org/)
The Parents Television Council® (www.parentstv.org®) is a non-partisan education organization advocating responsible entertainment. It was founded in 1995 to ensure that children are not constantly assaulted by sex, violence and profanity on television and in other media. This national grassroots organization has more than 1.3 million members and 56 chapters across the United States, and works with television producers, broadcasters, networks and sponsors in an effort to stem the flow of harmful and negative messages targeted to children. The PTC™ also works with elected and appointed government officials to enforce broadcast decency standards. Most importantly, the PTC produces critical research and publications documenting the dramatic increase in sex, violence and profanity in entertainment. This information is provided free of charge so parents can make informed viewing choices for their own families. Visit the new PTC Watchdog Blog at http://www.parentstv.org/blog/. Follow the PTC on Twitter: @ThePTC.
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Dear friends, Recently we held our 10th Preventing Abuse Conference in Des Moines Iowa, In the previous months two cousins were abducted while riding their bicycles. In our efforts to be part of the solution we invited one of the parents to attend the conference and speak about the situation so we can raise awareness, Interestingly a stock car driver who did not know any of the missing girls decided to put their pictures on their car hoping to raise awareness. We actually had the car in the conference. Se the picture below. We prayed for the recovery of the girls. Unfortunately a couple months after the conference their bodies were discovered in a field. So what did our prayers accomplish seeing they were dead before the conference? I asked the Lord this question and He responded saying that our prayers brought conclusion for the family. Then I thought “without knowing where they were the torment and devilish imagination of what could be happening to them would continually torment the parents. Discovering their remains shuts that torment off” One of the positive results was that the parents are now activists. Please pray for their families Tony Nassif
Preventing Abuse Foundation
WND EXCLUSIVE TAKING THE WAR TO THE SEX TRAFFICKERS
Movement mobilizes church to rescue victims of child-porn industry
By Drew Zahn
Published: 10/01/2012 at 9:49 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa – On Oct. 19, a new army will be recruited to combat the frightening abduction of thousands of children in the U.S. each year, some of whom are subject to sexual abuse and even slavery.
The 10th Preventing Abuse Conference will convene at the Embassy Suites in Des Moines to inform, equip and organize people to be part of the solution to a rampant human trafficking problem made only worse in recent years by child pornography, an increasingly sexualized culture and the spread of drug cartels smuggling children across the border.
The numbers staggering: According to the U.S. Department of Justice, nearly 1,000,000 children are reported missing in the U.S. each year, and of those, somewhere between 60,000 and 80,000 are abducted by nonfamily members.
“At 80,000 per year, that’s over 1,500 children per week getting kidnapped in the U.S.,” explained Tony Nassif, founder and president of the Preventing Abuse Conferences. “And here’s the problem: A lot of the missing children, they get sucked in by pimps within the first 48 hours. Put it together: The FBI says that child porn is the fastest growing form of pornography on the Internet. Where do you think they get the kids?”
Nassif told WND the conference is for anyone, but it’s especially aimed at educating concerned parents, training police officials and, most especially, for mobilizing the church to get into the battle.
“A major aspect of our conference is focusing on the church, because the church is the largest grassroots organization the world has ever known or ever will know,” Nassif told WND. “And grassroots is the key to exposing any crime. No law enforcement agency can match the vast reach of the church, and the church has a moral mandate from God to relieve the oppressed and set the captive free.
“Once you get the church educated about the warning signs of a predator or a trafficking perpetrator,” he continued, “they can make the call that can lead to rescue of a victim.”
In fact, the Preventing Abuse Conferences have already led to rescued children and other success stories.
“One guy, I’ll never forget this story,” Nassif related. “[Conference speaker] Noreen Gosch got done making her presentation, and there’s a guy seen walking around almost in a daze. He had a T-shirt on, a picture of a girl on the shirt, and, come to find out, he walks up to Noreen, and it turns out the little girl is his daughter.
“And he says to Norene, ‘This pimp took my daughter, and we can’t find her because he keeps hiding her. Can you help me?’” Nassif continued. “She says yes, so she puts the call out.
“Three months later she sends me the email he sent her,” Nassif said. “He says, ‘Noreen, I found my daughter. Don’t ever stop talking about human trafficking.’ And she said to me, ‘Tony, do you see the great good your conferences are doing? Our conference brought them together.’”
Nassif also tells the story of a boy whose mother returned from the conference enthusiastic about getting into the battle. The boy was so inspired by his mother’s passion that he told her he wanted to go into the military so he could go on rescue missions. Today, he’s a member of U.S. Special Forces.
“The information at the conference will be positive,” Nassif told WND. “We’re going to identify the problem, focus on the solution, and the information will be used to get more people involved, plugged in to task forces and alliances, aware of the warning signs, the safety signs, working together across the country to actually help rescue children.
“Ultimately, if you’ve got kids or young relatives,” Nassif said, “the child you save may be your own.”
The Preventing Abuse Conferences have garnered the praise and endorsement of police departments, parents, Pastor Jack Hayford, radio personality Michael Reagan, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and conservative icon Pat Boone, among others.
Speakers scheduled for the Iowa conference include drug cartel expert Detective Sergeant Oscar Mejia; a deep cover rescue and former CIA agent; President of Girls Against Porn Tiffany Leeper; Tania Fiolleau, a former trafficker and brothel madam; and – marking the 30th anniversary of the abduction of Johnny Gosch – Johnny’s mother and pioneering advocate for families of kidnap victims, Noreen Gosch.
A well known case in Iowa, Johnny Gosch was abducted from his West Des Moines paper route in 1982 at age 12. The police policy of waiting 72 hours to classify a person as “missing” outraged the Gosch family and later led “The Johnny Gosch Bill,” now passed in several states, which requires immediate police response to reports of missing children. Johnny was also one of the first children to be featured on milk cartons around the country.
Though the case has never been “solved,” Noreen testified in federal court that 15 years after his abduction, Johnny briefly visited home and confirmed that he and other boys had been abducted by a child pornography and pedophilia ring. She claims he left again and is now living in hiding, afraid to be discovered by those who victimized him.
Nassif told WND the nation desperately needs more conferences like this, as the American society has continued to throw away its sexual morals and embraced a culture of lust, two factors he says will only fuel the appetite for pedophilia.
“When you’ve got a government that is pushing to tear down sexual morality – like embracing same-sex marriage and enforcing contraception mandates and encouraging recreational sex – when any government or society or person pushes that,” Nassif said, “they are contributing to the sexualization of the culture, which fuels the demand for human trafficking, child pornography and prostitution.
“I’ll do anything and everything to get this word out,” Nassif concluded. “Too many children’s lives are at stake.”
Nine Preventing Abuse Conferences have been held around the country, including in California and Florida, and people can register to attend the 10th in Iowa at www.preventingabuse.org.
Human Trafficking, Pornography, and Child Abduction – The Dirty (and Sad) Truth
Two invitations, separated by over two decades. The first invitation I declined and the second I accepted. If I had accepted the earlier, I might have ended up in a sad video tribute of people that had committed suicide, been murdered, or died of drug overdose. I watched the video through a veil of tears at the event for the second invite I attended. My mind played through all of the “what ifs” as I listened to horrific and hellacious tales. Read the rest of this entry »