As many of you probably already know, Netflix has a movie it recently posted called Cuties. After watching maybe about 10 seconds of the trailer, I stopped it and canceled my Netflix. The director claimed she was trying to criticize the exploitation of children but the problem is she exploited children to do so by having them perform they way she did.
The number of children who go missing every year is staggering. The number of children who are trafficked is alarming. The alarming numbers I am talking about are not just in poor countries, it is happening the the USA too.
If you want to know what Jesus thinks of anyone who would traffick a child, in Matthew 18 while having a child in his presence, Jesus said:
“If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.”
Canceling Netflix is the least a person can do. I saw that for the trailer on YouTube for Cuties there were 1.6 million dislikes which is good. What worries me is the 36,000 likes for it. How many were pedophiles?
We need to do much better at protecting children. We need mandatory tough prison sentences for those who traffick children, harm and exploit children.
In California, a law was enacted that allows for someone found guilty of “consensual” sex with a minor who is less the ten years younger to not have to register as an offender. So do the math. If a 19 year old does something to a 10 year old, the 19 year old will not have to register as a sex offender in California. Why in the world was such a law even considered?
This is an issue that should concern everyone regardless of political affiliation. Children need to be protected.
Thank you for reading. God Bless.