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Pure Justice: Connecting Pornography to Sex Trafficking

Last Updated: March 21, 2014

Luke Gilkerson

Luke Gilkerson has a BA in Philosophy and Religious Studies and an MA in Religion. He is the author of Coming Clean: Overcoming Lust Through Biblical Accountability and The Talk: 7 Lessons to Introduce Your Child to Biblical Sexuality. Luke and his wife Trisha blog at IntoxicatedOnLife.com

Covenant Eyes Radio – Episode 80

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“A true pursuit of justice necessarily starts
with a pursuit of personal purity” – Noel Bouché

Today I am interviewing Noel Bouché, Vice President of pureHOPE (formerly known as the National Coalition for the Protection of Children and Families). Noel oversees the development of educational materials, campaigns, and partnerships to promote justice for the victims of sex trafficking.

Noel also runs the pureJUSTICE summer internship program, an initiative aimed at properly connecting the exploitation that is pornography to the evil of sex trafficking, a form of modern-day slavery. Today Noel will talk about why this internship was created and how the interns are furthering the cause of promoting justice and purity in a pornified culture.

Noel is the author of Exploited: Sex Trafficking, Porn Culture, and the Call to a Lifestyle of Justice (pdf). In this booklet Noel lays out the connection between the pornography industry and sex trafficking. This booklet demonstrates not only that pornography drives demand for sex trafficking, but that it actually constitutes a form of sex trafficking deserving of opposition and condemnation. Exploited also calls for the church to live out a lifestyle of justice according to Scripture.

Music for today’s podcast is “Fragile” by Ten Shekel Shirt.
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