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13 April 2010

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Ravenback

This is an issue that still flies under the radar in most places around the world. However, studies have estimated that there are at least 27 million slaves around the world. And some suggest that these estimates are conservative. This number suggests that there are more slaves today than at any other time in human history. Sure, entire nations are not fully engaged in slave trafficking, but there are millions of children, women, and men who are being abducted and sold into slavery. Children are often sold into slavery because the parents can't afford to make ends meet or to relieve themselves of debt. The human race is in a sad state today. We have had thousands of years to become more enlightened, but somehow we continue to revert back to our base desires and behaviors.

Lang B

SICKENING NEWS!

Chitown Kev

Yes, both this and the story involving the South African white supremacist is really sick.

But I can't help but think of how many black straight folks (many of whom believe that homosexuality is "un-African" in spite of evidence to the contrary) will think.

Stories like this would probably be seen as confirmation of everything that they believe.

(I didn't want to go here, but I'd be lying if I said that it wasn't on my mind.

John

I'm sceptical that two men in their twenties could be forced into sex slavery. ROFL. -RM

Derrick from Philly

"I'm sceptical that two men in their twenties could be forced into sex slavery"

JOHN,

you could force two men in their eighties into sex slavery under the wrong conditions....and a little Viagra, I suppose.

This is the last thing that Gay Africans needed in their struggle for RE-acceptance as human beings: the Europeans capturing and holding African men (the "decent pure straight" ones) in "depraved" European sexual bondage. It "proves" so much to so many who can have bullshit easily proven to them.

Oh, well, Lord have mercy on African Gay Folks...seriously.

LaurynX

"I'm sceptical that two men in their twenties could be forced into [sex] slavery."

I'm sorry, did the history of Africans in the Americas for the past 500 years just completely slip passed you?

MW09

@ Chitown Kev

I felt the same way. It's beyond disgusting that slavery is STILL a MAJOR issue around the world! This atrocious behavior that corrupts humanity needs to end NOW! It can't be tolerated any longer!

Chitown Kev

@MW09

Yes, it is.

You knoe tis now makes me wonder...

I know there is also a problem with sex slavery in the former Eastern bloc countries with women.

I'm now wondering whether any of those boys in that torrent of gay porn films from former Eastern bloc countries were also slaves.

What's ironinc is that it's in Africa AND Eastern Europe where white evangelicals are making the most gains...many of those countries are virulently homophobic as well.

Chitown Kev

"You know this..."

Typing too fast.

Jim

According to everything I read, there is still a great deal of slavery—and borderline slavery—right here in the good ol’ U.S. of A., although the biggest part of this slavery is for the purpose of growing the fruits and vegetables we are all eating.

Close to home for me, just a few months ago, one of the largest farmers in the state was prosecuted for enslaving people on his farm from Thailand.

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