Focus on the Family Citizen® magazine

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Spotting the Signs of Trafficking

Citizen Magazine Staff

Too often, sex traffickers are able to keep their victims in the web of exploitation because sex trafficking can be hard to identify.

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Peace On The Inside

Preston Walcker

Freedom is relative. I found that out firsthand the moment it was taken from me on May 13, 2010.

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Close to Home

Matt Kaufman

An expert says human trafficking is happening in the U.S. more than most people know. And it’s not only sex trafficking: It’s also forced labor.

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Pro Bros

Karla Dial

With their red hair and tall, athletic builds, Adam LaRoche and Blaine Boyer are often mistaken for brothers. And so they are - just not by blood.

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Changing The Game

Karla Dial

"There are a lot of really good intentions in the anti-trafficking world, but very little capability thrown behind most of them. I realized the opportunity to throw world-class capability behind noble intent, and that is why DeliverFund has become such a wrecking ball to the human-trafficking industry.”

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The Wunderkind

Karla Dial

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Meat is for the Mature

Karla Dial

There’s an evil in our midst: Selling children for sex. For years, we've known about this—but generally only thought it takes place in other countries.

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Passing on Principles

Citizen Magazine Staff

Less than two years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court redefined marriage to be the union of any two people—not just a husband and wife.

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Media Malpractice

Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer

In their investigation for a documentary film about Kermit Gosnell, a pair of investigative journalists uncovered so much previously unpublished material they couldn’t include that they wrote a book. One chapter examines the role the overtly pro-abortion media played in what took place—and how Christians, pro-life advocates and social media forced them to do their jobs.

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Can A Baby Have Three Biological Parents?

Glenn Stanton

It may seem far-fetched, but it’s already happened. Welcome to the next chapter of genetic bioengineering.

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A Last Chance At Life

Mark Mellinger

Right-to-try laws are providing a glimmer of hope for the terminally ill, and appear well on their way to becoming national policy.

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Weed Killers

Matt Kaufman

Bucking a national trend, Arizona voters said ‘No’ to legalized pot, thanks to some tireless anti-drug campaigners—and some energized Christians.

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The Power of Your Platform

Karla Dial

There’s been a lot of anger in the airwaves lately. And it seems to center largely around two words: Fake news.

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Altered States

Matt Kaufman

The elections opened new opportunities for cultural conservatives in several states—and at least one already has seen results.

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Suffer the Children

Karla Dial

The sex trafficking of minors is an issue Citizen takes extremely seriously. In 2014, Focus on the Family helped pass a law in Colorado that levied stiffer penalties on those convicted of this crime.

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Bar Wars

Bruce Hausknecht

The Left is now going after the conscience rights of the legal profession—and using lawyers to do it.

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Turning the Page

Karla Dial

For years, Backpage.com has hosted ads for all kinds of items for sale—including children being sold for sex. And so far, the site has avoided criminal charges or civil damages for that activity. But that could be changing soon.

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Shut Down

Karla Dial

An international Web site accused of helping pimps more easily sell underage children for sex just shuttered its adult-services section. But the fight is far from over.

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Going to Pot

Focus on the Family Issue Analysts

Voters in four states—California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada—voted to legalize marijuana for recreational use last November, despite growing evidence from Colorado showing the policy’s deleterious effects.

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Powerful People

Karla Dial

A few days before this issue went to press, I had a conversation with a person who runs an anti-trafficking organization that will be featured in Citizen a few months from now.

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Citizenship, Faith and Patriotism

Tim Goeglein

A clash over the national anthem has sparked a broad discussion about patriotism.

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Born Winners

Matt Kaufman

The cast of the reality show Born This Way are showing the world what adults with Down Syndrome can do—and in the process, sending a pro-life message in every episode.

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Immigration, the United Nations and the New Globalism

Wallace Henley

How much of our foreign policy is now being influenced by the U.N.?

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