By Phil Ginn for The Christian Post
“Outrage” may be one of those words like “triggered.” Its use has been augmented so many times for more mundane matters that it no longer can describe the utter feeling of disgust that arises from a careful view of the hidden cracks of our culture.
A case in point came recently when it was reported that over 1,072 children have gone missing in Cleveland, Ohio since the beginning of the year with 45 of them vanishing so far in the month of September alone. Ironically, the day after the story was published it had all but disappeared from the headline page. Apparently, the loss of over 1,000 of our children is insufficient to stir the heartstrings of the readers of Fox News.
So, if this message from the great state of Ohio doesn’t move the needle for you, let’s take a look at some other statistical information that might have a different and more urgent effect. According to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) every 40 seconds a child goes missing in the U.S. If you are too slow to count, that’s over 2,100 per day. In reality, over 800,000 children are reported missing each year and another 500,000 go missing without ever being reported.
The Global Slavery Index indicates that right now in the United States, there are 1,091,000 people living in slavery. This equates to 3.3 victims for every 1,000 people in the country.