Everyday thousands of children are being sexually abused. You can stop the abuse of at least one child by simply praying. You can possibly stop the abuse of thousands of children by forwarding the link in First Time Visitor? by email, Twitter or Facebook to every Christian you know. Save a child or lots of children!!!! Do Something, please!

3:15 PM prayer in brief:
Pray for God to stop 1 child from being molested today.
Pray for God to stop 1 child molestation happening now.
Pray for God to rescue 1 child from sexual slavery.
Pray for God to save 1 girl from genital circumcision.
Pray for God to stop 1 girl from becoming a child-bride.
If you have the faith pray for 100 children rather than one.
Give Thanks. There is more to this prayer here

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Saturday, 28 October 2017

Defending the Defenders of Human Rights

BY FR. SHAY CULLEN

Child abusers inhabit the earth. There are hundreds of millions of child victims. One in every four children are said to be victims of sexual abuse. It may be a secret crime but it is very common. In Ireland, a group of victim–survivors name their charity One-in-Four to emphasize the horrific statistics. Some of the victims are as young as three. The young victims are vulnerable, scared because they have been warned not to reveal their horrific experience.

In Preda, the youngest victim is five years old.

But those who have the courage to tell their supportive parent, teacher or a trusted adult can get help and their abusers can be brought to justice. Protecting these vulnerable children and taking legal action against their rapists is a risky and dangerous work. Preda brings the abusers to justice. The guilty suspect will likely retaliate against the child protector and make a malicious baseless counter-allegation in order to harass and use it as a bargaining chip.

It is no easy life for children’s rights advocates and human rights workers. Some 20 years ago we at the Preda child protection agency rescued a six-year-old child, (call her Angie), from Ron P. whom she accused of abusing her 10 times in their house where he was a houseboy.

Government social workers referred her to the Preda social workers and they accepted her at the children’s home and protected her from being abused again by Ron P. He is the son of her father’s best friend.

The father of Angie, Mr. E, instead of pursuing a legal case against Ron. P, protected him and maliciously sued us for kidnapping the child. We strongly denied that false accusation, and then Mr. E, a US national, used that denial to make many more false allegations in court against us for libel.

When we at the Preda’s home for abused children initiated charges of sexual abuse against Ron P., it was Mr. E, the adopting father of Angie, who defended Ron P., her abuser. Mr. E, manufactured false evidence and made a baseless accusation blaming us for the abuse of Angie. The child’s allegations of sexual abuse against Ron. P were ignored.

The false accusation against us was investigated and the so-called evidence was shown to be lies, manufactured and false. The case was dismissed outright. We were exonerated and cleared of all wrongdoing.

That same Mr. E was later convicted of maliciously filing a case against the prosecutor who brought charges against Ron P., the real sexual abuser of the 6-year-old Angie.

Our accuser, Mr. E, is a member of a foreign sex gang. Preda’s continued criticism that member of this sex mafia are running the bars and clubs of the sex-tourist industry irritates them and the authorities who give them permits to operate.

Many sex bars are run mostly by foreigners and one of their members, Mr. AB, is on trial after Preda rescued minors in his sex bar named Avila’s, also called the Crow Bar. His discrepant sex-tourist cronies and Mr. E showed up at his trial in Olongapo City.

This group is led by Mr. E who tried to destroy our reputation but failed miserably. Who would believe a bunch of foreign sex tourists? The work of Preda defending human rights and protecting children continues to be recognized. The latest was the fourth nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize, a great honor indeed. Later this year, another international award will be given to Preda. The more we are harassed and threatened, the stronger our reputation grows.

That is the occupational hazard endured by human rights defenders. There are hundreds, if not thousands of human rights workers jailed and on trial for crimes they never committed. Those doing good protecting human rights as best they can will surely be persecuted as Jesus of Nazareth was. He was wrongly accused many times after he defended children and declared them the most important of all in the world. When he supported and championed exploited women and gave them dignity, he was verbally attacked.

He said if we follow him, we would be persecuted and falsely accused. We are to be happy, he said, because we then know we are making a real impact against evil. In the end, his accusers had to frame him up on false allegations, manufactured evidence and had him jailed, tortured and sentenced to death.

Sen. Leila de Lima, former secretary of justice and a strong critic of President Rodrigo Duterte, is in jail falsely accused for drug trafficking based on fake testimony supplied by convicted drug traffickers who have no credibility. They can get favors as long as they say what the government wants them to say against her. She is persecuted for her stand on human rights.

So if you get an email directing you to a blog that is making false accusations against us defenders of children’s rights, you will know it is the sex mafia trying to get revenge and trying to silence us from speaking out against child abuse, sex tourism and human trafficking. That is their business. Yet we stand strong with the help and support of thousands of dedicated child protectors and human rights defenders. Justice and truth will prevail.