Be outraged and appalled when you read Michael Gerson‘s shocking article on sex tourism. According to the article, one quarter of worldwide sex tourists come from America. He writes:
‘One sexual predator, when interviewed by the FBI, described his experience with foreign child prostitutes this way: “It’s like being a star. They want to try my food. They want to see what clothes I wear. They want to watch my television.” Such “stars” are the global consumers of innocence, exercising a particularly brutal form of power over the poorest, most vulnerable children on Earth.’
That “sex tourism” is even a viable industry is an indictment on the banality of our hyper-sexualized culture. America is awash in abominations. As a community, we should be outraged and ashamed that we’ve exported degradation and foisted it onto the poorest and weakest in the world. Nothing is sacred anymore. No one is safe anymore. Not even children.