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It’s a problem over here, too

Documentary | Film examines sex trafficking in the USA
by Bob Brown
Posted 2/13/20, 03:59 pm

Sex trafficking isn’t just happening “over there” in Asia and Africa. Pimps, gangs, and relatives keep women and children in bondage in Atlanta, Las Vegas, and other cities and towns across America. Through interviews of ministry leaders and former victims (with no graphic imagery), the new unrated Christian documentary Blind Eyes Opened identifies risk factors, reveals suffering, and asks what more can be done to stop it.

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Photo courtesy of Sabrina Bjornstom

Dropping international adoptions

Family | Agencies shut down their programs amid shifting attitudes and burdensome bureaucracy
by Mary Jackson
Posted 2/07/20, 04:43 pm

Dave and Sabrina Bjornstom anxiously waited with 12 other couples from the United States in a sixth-story room in a government office building in Guangzhou, China. Suddenly someone shouted, “They’re coming!” Rushing to the windows, they saw a line of women—each holding a baby—walking toward the building. That day in 2004, the Bjornstroms cradled Katie, one of their two adopted daughters from China, for the first time.

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The common sin of the rich and poor

Media | The movie Parasite is popular for some of the wrong reasons
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 1/24/20, 04:53 pm

Celebrities love the independent film Parasite despite its less-than-flattering portrayal of the rich. Actors like Leonardo DiCaprio and Laura Dern and directors Jay Roach, Noah Baumbach, and Rian Johnson have shown up at awards season parties to meet Bong Joon Ho, the movie’s South Korean director.

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