For Immediate Release
August 3, 2023
Hamilton Strategies, [email protected],
Beth Harrison, 610.584.1096, ext. 105,
or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102
Yearning for the Sound of Freedom:
Save the Trafficked Christians
Expert Panel to Discuss How Human Trafficking
is Used to Persecute, Terrorize and Suppress Christians
WASHINGTON — All over America, people are flocking to see Angel Studio’s instant box office hit, Sound of Freedom, which has grossed over $150 million to date and blew away all other movie competitors. The film powerfully tells the story of two children approached by a woman purporting to be a talent recruiter for a modeling agency — but who was actually facilitating the kidnapping that feeds the trafficking of such children — and of the extraordinary efforts undertaken to get them home safely.
This month, the film will expand to international markets. As it does so, Save the Persecuted Christians (STPC) is taking the opportunity to analyze how the heavy persecution of over 360 million Christians in a record number of countries worldwide feeds into human trafficking supply-chains — and how the open border and divisive anti-Christian policies of the Biden administration exacerbate such crimes against humanity.
Around the world in countries like Nigeria, Sudan, Pakistan, and Egypt, Christian women and children are kidnapped for sexual enslavement and men and boys are killed outright or forcibly converted and molded into terrorists. Tens of millions are forced into slave labor within global supply chains, including hard labor in mines supporting the development of materials for renewable energy products and in factories manufacturing solar panels and other electronics. South of the U.S. border, cartels and gangs are growing rich and powerful from the enormous flow of people they traffic into America. The Church is violently suppressed by these lawless groups, with attacks on clergy as well as congregants further contributing to the mass migration and the highly profitable enslavement of those fleeing northward.
Meanwhile, anti-Christian persecution no longer stops at the border. In America, followers of Jesus are being increasingly marginalized by government officials, the media and political operatives who defame them as “intolerant,” “racists” and “domestic extremists” for their opposition to President Biden’s “fundamental transformation” of this country.
Members of the public are invited to attend the next Save the Persecuted Christians webinar, Yearning for the Sound of Freedom: Save the Trafficked Christians from 4:30-5:45 pm ET, Thursday, August 3 for a robust conversation about metastasizing persecution of Christians and its links to the global crisis of human trafficking.
WHAT: A STPC Webinar | Yearning for the Sound of Freedom: Save the Trafficked Christians
WHEN: 4:30-5:45 pm ET, Thursday, August 3, 2023
Frank Gaffney, President and CEO of Save the Persecuted Christians; Founder and Executive Chairman of the Center for Security Policy; Host of “Securing America with Frank Gaffney” on Real America’s Voice Network
Matthew Faraci, Co-founder at Angel Studios, Angel Acceleration Fund, VidAngel, Cove
- Topic: “God’s Children are Not for Sale: Telling the World About the Global Crisis of Human Trafficking”
Jason Jones, Founder and President of the Human-Rights Education and Relief Organization (H.E.R.O.) known for its two main programs The Vulnerable People Project and Movie to Movement; Executive Producer, “Bella,” (2006) and Associate Producer, “The Stoning of Soraya M” (2009)
- Topic: “Protecting Vulnerable Children — A Difficult Mission”
Faith McDonnell, Director of Advocacy, Katartismos Global; Co-Leader: Anglican Persecuted Church Network and the Global Anglican Fellowship Suffering Church Network; columnist/blogger, for the PATHEOS Evangelical Channel, and co-author “Girl Soldier: A Story of Hope for Northern Uganda’s Children,” 2007 Chosen Books
- Topic: “Historical Perspective of Child Trafficking and Persecution: Uncovering a Deep, Dark Evil”
Ben Bergquam, Border Correspondent for Real America’s Voice; Host, “Law and Border”
- Topic: “How Biden Border Policies are Enabling Modern Slavery in America”
Liz Yore, esq., president and founder, Yore Children, Vatican watchdog
- Topic: “The Vatican Cartel: Catholic Charities and Human Trafficking”
Dede Laugesen, Executive Director, Save the Persecuted Christians
- Topic: “Reclaiming Our Faith: How the Demoralization and ‘Othering’ of Christians in America Impacts Persecution and Trafficking”
HOW: Register at SavethePersecutedChristians.org
To interview representatives of Save the Persecuted Christians, contact [email protected], Beth Harrison, 610.584.1096, ext. 105, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102