Posted Dec 24, 2013 by Martin Armstrong
Some have written that my view on Prostitution may be worldly, but not religious. I have always taken the view just as Matthew 7:1 states “Do not judge, or you too will be judged.” People will be people. That is why there is a heaven and hell for both types. However, the young girls that are runaways are being abused by parents. They turn to Prostitution to survive lacking support or money. It is an old adage, that even a starving honest man will steal to eat. Making anything illegal accomplishes nothing and in this case endangers these young girls even more. Prostitution is illegal in NYC – yet there are plenty of girls soliciting people midtown – not back streets.
There has to be some sort of rational way to help. Making a law does not do the trick. If prostitution was legal, then they have to get a license and you can try to help for then you know who they are. Otherwise, they are nameless.
Christ defended the prostitute and said “He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.”
Desperate people do desperate things. Making something illegal will never eliminate it – only hide it behind a mask. I try to understand why things develop for that is the only way to a practical solution.