NFL Star Testifies Before Congress On Child Exploitation

On Wednesday, former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow testified before Congress about human trafficking and strategies to stop the alarming increase in child exploitation, according to One America News.

Tebow traveled to Capitol Hill to propose legislation that he said would “enhance the capability to identify and locate the more than 50,000 unidentified children who are being abused, raped and tortured.”

“To sum it up, we strive to fight for people who can’t fight for themselves,” Tebow said.

Tebow sobbed during his opening remarks when he began reading a letter a sexual abuse victim had written to him.

“Rescue me. Help me. Monsters are chasing,” Tebow read from the letter. “Can’t you see? Monsters are whispering. Can’t you hear? Monsters are shouting you are nothing. Can’t you feel my pain?”

The hearing was held by the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Federal Government Surveillance, reported The Hill. The focus was on an alarming rise in child sexual abuse material (CSAM) being distributed online.

Tebow entreated lawmakers to support a bill that would create and fund a rescue squad tasked with addressing the exploitation of children. The rescue squad’s mission would be to rescue children who are being sexually abused and exploited.

The former Heisman Trophy winner understood, however, that talking about the horrific problem would not be enough.

“But if all we do today is speak, all I do is speak, I also missed the mark. We have to do more than just talk about it. We have to act on it and be about it,” Tebow said.

Tebow is the founder of the Tim Tebow Foundation, a Christian organization that works to protect vulnerable and abused children.

He was joined in the presentation by a Vice President at the Tim Tebow Foundation and a former Homeland Security Investigations supervisor.

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R – FL) was quick to support Tebow.

He wrote in support of the CSAM effort by pointing out that Tebow “calls for a ‘Rescue Team’ to save exploited children — all while the FBI drains resources from this important work to target school board parents.”

Gaetz is right. In 2022, the United Nations estimated there were over 50 million people in slavery in the world. Of these, millions are children.

If progressives were forthright, they’d worry about slavery in the here and now rather than focusing their efforts on the sins of dead men.

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