Watch Ashton Kutcher Emotionally Testify Against Sex Trafficking in Front of Congress

Today, actor Ashton Kutcher—who is also the co-founder of the group Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children—testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, advocating for anti-sex-trafficking measures.

Thorn builds software that helps combat human trafficking online.

Warning, the testimony isn’t easy to watch. During the 15 minute address, he details how severe the problem of human trafficking—especially when it comes the exploitation of children—has become around the world. He explained how his group helps law enforcements find victims and bring traffickers to justice. He also talked about the need for the government to support efforts and technology that can save children around the world, reform the foster care system and help the most vulnerable.

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Kutcher then addressed the refugee crisis, and how it can lead to more human trafficking. He said:

When people are left out, when they're neglected, when they're not supported, and when they're not given the love they need to grow, it becomes an incubator for trafficking, and this refugee crisis, if we want to be serious about ending slavery, we cannot ignore them, we cannot ignore our support for this issue in that space, because otherwise, we're going to have to deal with it for years to come.

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Timothy Bynum

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Timothy Bynum replied to crashtx1's comment

And we all work in environments where people are not perfect or are not Christians. Isn't it possible to be in the world, but not of it? I have never claimed to perfect, therefore I have learned not to judge everyone, but I am called to love them. I also know that if there are things that go against what God teaches in His Word, I have free will to avoid it and not place it in my life. But, if I live in a white, perfect box, I will never show that love of Christ to others, nor will they get the opportunity to hear the Gospel. As for the things of the past, once again, why do we expect people to be washed white before they come to Christ? Jesus himself came to take on our sins so we are washed clean. If we wait until we are clean and are "sin free," we are missing the point. If people keep tabs on our past sins, they miss the blessing of our transformation.

crashtx1

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crashtx1 replied to Timothy Bynum's comment

Not sure about the point of your reply in relation to this story. We are all sinners, got that, but my comment was in regard to THIS STORY.

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Denise Rayfield Sultenfuss

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Denise Rayfield Sultenfuss commented…

I agree with Me Kutcher and applause him for his efforts. However, he employed by the industry that promotes movies that depict violence and abuse as romantic, Fifty Shades Darker. Seems a bit contradictory. https://www.denisesultenfuss.com/euqipping-daughters-for-a-dark-grey-world/

crashtx1

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crashtx1 replied to Denise Rayfield Sultenfuss's comment

And his co-star was not of legal age when they were making out and pretending to have sex on That 70's Show.

Timothy Bynum

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Timothy Bynum replied to crashtx1's comment

And we all work in environments where people are not perfect or are not Christians. Isn't it possible to be in the world, but not of it? I have never claimed to perfect, therefore I have learned not to judge everyone, but I am called to love them. I also know that if there are things that go against what God teaches in His Word, I have free will to avoid it and not place it in my life. But, if I live in a white, perfect box, I will never show that love of Christ to others, nor will they get the opportunity to hear the Gospel. As for the things of the past, once again, why do we expect people to be washed white before they come to Christ? Jesus himself came to take on our sins so we are washed clean. If we wait until we are clean and are "sin free," we are missing the point. If people keep tabs on our past sins, they miss the blessing of our transformation.

crashtx1

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crashtx1 replied to Timothy Bynum's comment

Not sure about the point of your reply in relation to this story. We are all sinners, got that, but my comment was in regard to THIS STORY.

Paul Duncan

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Paul Duncan commented…

When Ashton married Demi Moore he was pretty young. Could that be a case of reverse sex trafficking. Now I know this is a serious topic and problem. However, I find it ironic that Ashton is given a platform when other people, with far more to offer, are given no voice.

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