SA: No girl should walk the streets to sell her body for a living

02 June 2009
HOME TRUTHS – Oupa Ngwenya

IN OUR dreams life is as wonderful as made popular in a song by American jazz legend Louis Armstrong: “What a wonderful world”. But reality often jolts us to the rude awakening that life is a permanent contest where the morality of the good and the bad never win the day without a fight.

The crescendo of voices spoiling for a fight for our lawmakers to declare prostitution as “legitimate work” is certainly not the kind of a world to be drummed into the dear little ears of our girls. Continue reading

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AU: Sex workers don’t need to be rescued

Posted Tue Jun 2, 2009 8:08am AEST
Updated Tue Jun 2, 2009 8:21am AEST

Organisations that capitalise on the suffering of the people they are supposedly helping can learn a great deal from the recent Salvation Army apology, writes Scarlet Alliance president Elena Jeffreys.

An advertisement has run in the Sydney Telegraph this morning… certainly has offended those working within this particular segment within their community. The very last thing that we would want to do is to distance ourselves from any person in need and so as a direct result we pulled the ad from our public media,” Major Philip Maxwell of the Salvation Army told a horde of media gathered in the Salvation Army cafe on Albion Street, Surry Hills. Continue reading

LV: STRYPER Guitarist To Marry Former High-Class Prostitute

June 2, 2009

Guitarist Oz Fox of reactivated Christian hard rockers STRYPER will marry Annie Lobért, a 41-year-old former call girl who founded the international Christian ministry Hookers for Jesus, on June 5 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Lobért (pictured below) worked for 11 years as a prostitute and escort in Las Vegas, which included catering to celebrities and professional athletes.

Lobért gives lectures in both secular and religious communities on the effects of the adult entertainment industry. Additionally, she has been heard on talk radio and interviewed in major news publications throughout the world, including the U.K., France, Spain, Germany, Japan, Australia and Africa. She is the author of “Hooker for Jesus”, a soon-to-be-released autobiography targeting both secular and religious audiences.

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