Glenn began the radio program this morning with a startling story about child sex trafficking. There are nearly 2 million children trapped in sex slavery worldwide, and Glenn encouraged his listeners to become a part of the “new abolitionist” movement by supporting Operation Underground Railroad – a group of former CIA, FBI, Navy SEALs, and Green Berets who travel the globe freeing children from an inconceivable fate.
Glenn first learned of the Operation Underground Railroad when a longtime friend of his revealed the truth about his identity: He is a federal agent who works to free children from international trafficking rings. While his friend explained that the United States government is leading the global fight against such atrocities, resources are still limited. Operation Underground Railroad is a private organization that devotes 100% of its resources to “liberate enslaved children and dismantle the criminal networks.”
One harrowing example involved a 5-year-old boy and his 10-year old sister who were smuggled across the U.S./Mexico border each weekend. They were forced to attend “drug cartel parties,” where they were “horribly abused” and used as “sex toys.” Fortunately, these children were saved.
“A miracle did happen because my friend was onto this ring… He goes to these parties. He goes to these different countries, and he poses as a rich American that is buying children to bring them back into the United States to sell them into slavery here. And so he was at this party and he said, ‘I want that one and that one and that one and that one.’ And as soon as the money changed hands, [federal agents] drop out of the ceiling and they save the children,” Glenn explained. “The little boy was confused. As my friend went to go grab him, he thought he was one of the monsters then he ran to the [agents]. When [they] explained to him that he was the guy who led the team, the little boy ran to my friend and grabbed onto his neck and [my friend] said, ‘Glenn, he wouldn't let go.’”
One of the most vulnerable areas in the world for these crimes is actually in the Unite States. A stretch of the border between Arizona and Mexico is virtually lawless and seldom policed by either country, allowing an easy access point for traffickers.
“Phoenix is now the kidnap capital of the world. Do you know that? More than Bogota, Colombia. Phoenix, Arizona. What do you think happens to these children,” Glenn asked somberly. “The evil that is on our border is not just on our border. It's all around the country and all around the world… These kids are kidnapped from our country and they are shipped all around the world.”
Glenn explained that his friend showed him a file filled with photos of American citizens who are missing. Incredibly, the man explained that the U.S. government actually knows where most of these people are.
One of the reasons Glenn’s friend opened up to him about his identity is because he needs help. He attempted to pitch a major television network a show that would focus on the stories and rescues of some of these children. The network was only concerned with telling the story – not saving the children – so Glenn’s friend picked up his things and walked out of the meeting. Given Glenn’s platform with TheBlaze TV, his friend came to him. Unfortunately, Glenn simply does not have the money or resources to produce a show – a reality that has been hard to swallow.
“He came to me and I said to him, ‘I don't have that kind of money.’ And so we have gone back and forth in my own company this summer trying to figure out exactly how we could do this, and we can't,” Glenn said emotionally. “And maybe someday we will be able to do it, but the important thing is that we rescue the children, as many as we possibly can.”
Instead, Glenn called on his audience to help get the message out about the work of this organization. “I would like to introduce you to a website called OperationUndergroundRailroad.org, and I would like you to bring this to your churches and I would like you to inform yourself and others, as many as you can,” he said. “I'd like you to put this on your Facebook and I'd like you to tweet this… I think there are great and powerful blessings to anybody who can help free these children.”
“Operation Underground Railroad will show you exactly how they are going to rescue these children and what it will take, but we need your tax-free dollars… If you are looking for something that is important and you believe you can help, would you please, a dollar, or anything you can, or at least just spread the word,” Glenn said emphatically. “I don't think there is anything more important than this… It may be one of the reasons why you were born.”
Learn more about Operation Underground Railroad HERE.
This post has been updated.