Stating the Obvious


by Noel Bouché

I’m having one of those days.  You know, one of those days when, for whatever reason, your tolerance for pretense, apathy, insincerity, superficiality, ignorance, and indifference is particularly low.  One of those days when you just want to, well, call a pole a pole.

So here goes.

Porn is evil.  It is prostitution, it is sex trafficking, and it exploits, it demeans, it corrodes, it poisons, and it is everywhere.  Including in your home.  Do something about it.

Sex is sacred.  God created it, blessed it, and speaks about it with a holy frankness and candor throughout Scripture.  You should too, and so should your pastor.

Marriage is beautiful.  Honor it, celebrate it, protect it, enjoy it, and fight for it.  Today.  The opportunity to do so will be there if you look for it.

Children and teens are being assaulted.  Pimps and traffickers have access to them 24/7. Especially the pimps and traffickers who moonlight as media executives.  Wake up and lead these beautiful young people to Jesus, who gave everything for them.

There.  Just had to unload that.  No footnotes, no citations, no references.  Thanks for listening.  Peace out.

Noel Bouché serves as Vice President of pureHOPE.  If you would like more straight-forward, no-poles-barred talk in 140 characters or less, you can follow him on Twitter @noelbouche.  


News & Notes This Week

Obama’s Special Remarks on Human Trafficking (Clinton Global Initiative)
Sex trafficking in the USA hits close to home (USA Today)
Hookup Culture Is Good for Women, and Other Feminist Myths
(Christianity Today)
Jada Pinkett Smith teams up with Sabre Holdings to fight human trafficking (Dallas Morning News)
Okla. woman shares human trafficking story (San Francisco Chronicle)
Traffic signals: Cues and clues indicating human trafficking operations (Police News)
Businesses fight human trafficking (CNN)
Jahaziel gets behind campaign against online porn (Christianity Today)
iPhone app makes ‘sexting’ easier (Click Orlando)

News & Notes This Week

Mom and Dad Are Sexting (ABC News)
We Must Do More to Protect Our Children from Sexual Abuse (
High School Teacher Accused of Sexting Student (LA Times) Sues over WA Sex-Trafficking Law (ABC News)
Feds Crack International Child Pornography Ring (CBS News)
Thousands of Texts, but No Connection (Huffington Post)
State Targets Sex Trafficking (Beloit Daily News)
The Teen Porn Epidemic (Catholic Exchange)
Psychiatrist Reports Facebook Hurts Troop Morale (OC Register)