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|December 6, 2007|
|At Christmas we celebrate the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ. There is nothing closer to His heart than little children. In fact, Jesus said “whatsoever you do unto the little children you do unto me”. There is no better way to celebrate Christmas than to help children in need.
This Christmas thousands upon thousands of children are at risk due to child pornography. Together, we can partner to Block Child Pornography on the Internet in Canada. Our goal is to raise a total of $100,000 for the sake of the children.
The Council of Europe report stated in 2004 that, “the annual market in child pornography on the Internet is almost 20 billion dollars, …pedophile images make up almost a quarter of the images downloaded from the Internet.” It is reported that Interpol now has a database of 200,000 images of children having sex with adults.
A US agency has recorded a 1500% increase in reports of child pornography since 2001. The US Center for Missing and Exploited Children reported one website with 70,000 customers, all paying nearly $30 a month for graphic images of children being abused. We must act to stop this trade of child abuse today. Hundreds of thousands of children depend on us.
With a flip of a switch Internet Service Providers can block Child porn in Canada but they don’t. Other civilized countries such as South Korea and Italy have been blocking this abusive material for years. Why not in my country, Canada?
Under section 163.1 of the Criminal Code of Canada, it is a crime to distribute child pornography. However, internet service providers such as Rogers, Bell Canada, Telus, Shaw, and others, distribute tens of thousands of pages of child pornography every day. The Canadian Government has decided that these corporations are above the law, and have given them complete immunity from prosecution.
If someone owns a bookstore, magazine shop, television station, or any other media outlet, they will be prosecuted for distributing child pornography. But, if you are a massive corporation like Rogers Cable, they turn a blind eye to this violation of children and the law.
Together, we must call upon the Canadian Government to stop this insanity, and prosecute the perpetrators. The laws currently exist, so we must call the Minister of Justice, and our local Members of Parliament, and demand that they exercise the law.
We must act to stop this trade of child abuse today. Children’s lives depend on us.
I grew up in the cold city of Winnipeg, Manitoba, where one day a mother drove away from a store in a snowstorm. Her car got stuck, so she told her 5-year-old daughter to stay in the car as she went back to the store for help. The mother returned a few minutes later with a group of people. The little girl was gone. They could see her tracks in the deep snow, but the wind covered the trail. It was 30 degrees below zero, so they had to find the girl quickly. They all ran in different directions searching for several minutes to no avail. The mother then said, why don’t we hold hands and walk from the car. After taking several steps, they stumbled upon the frozen body of the 5-year-old girl. The mother cried out “why didn’t we join hands earlier? My girl could have been saved.”
Hundreds of thousands of little girls and boys are out there in the cold, vicious, world of child pornography. If we join hands together, we can stop the distribution of child pornography on the Internet in Canada and save thousands of boys and girls.
I ask you to join hands with me. If not you, who? If not now, when?
For the Sake of the Children, please give your best gift today. They deserve to be protected.
Please Donate to the Block Child Porn Campaign