The Big Game (since I don't want to incur the wrath of any NFL copyright folks) is in Indianapolis this year.
But I digress.
I'm not the world's biggest football fan, although I'll tolerate watching it for teams I like. The Patriots and the Giants? Eh. I'll pick the Giants, just because the Patriots are—well, horrible. I'd throw out the word "evil," like I usually do when talking about the Patriots or the Ravens or the Steelers, but the word "evil" has a little more weight on a Christian blog. So I'll just go with "horrible."
But that's not why I don't like the Big Game this year, or why I don't want it in my city.
As it turns out, human trafficking is rampant wherever there are major sporting events.
This is the part of the Big Game you don't know about until it comes to your city. People with lots of money show up in a city for a game, and they want want their money can buy. That often means sex, and that's where the human sex trafficking comes in. Officials have really had to crack down here—massage places have popped up that are actually fronts for human trafficking, and they've had to raid these places and shut them down. And over the next couple weeks, hundreds—maybe thousands—of underage prostitutes will be brought into our city to be sold.
It makes me sick to think that will be going on here. In my city.
So, if you'll do me a favor, when you think of the Big Game or Indianapolis in these weeks leading up to the event, please pray for the children (yes, children) that will be forced to sell themselves right under our noses. Pray they would be able to reach out to someone who will be able to rescue them from this terrible life. Pray that the eyes of our residents would be open and that wrongdoing will not go unnoticed or unreported.
Please pray against this true evil that will be present in our city.