The Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation (CESE) endexploitationmovement.com
Carl Thomas speaks about using open, loving conversations to approach people and allowing them to changing their hearts so they can change everything else. He describes how to build connections and relationships with people, rather than shaming and yelling at them.
Mr. Thomas is the outreach pastor for XXX Church (xxxchurch.com) and X3groups recovery program director (x3groups.com). He is passionate about the issues of porn and sex addiction. He is an ordained pastor & holds a Masters in Theological Studies graduating with High Distinction from Liberty University. Mr. Thomas is a raw and authentic individual who believes that church isn’t just a place to meet on Sundays, that culture is something to be redeemed and not shunned, and that Jesus called us “to go” so we better do it.
The Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation (CESE) is focused on bringing a diverse spectrum of people together to solve and end the complex social issue of sexual exploitation. Members of the coalition create a unified front when faced with these seemingly insurmountable issues. As of September 2014, there are 280 national, state and local organizations in the Coalition.
CESE combines child advocacy, Internet safety, pro-family, prevention, education, women’s rights and feminist activists, recovery groups, law enforcement, anti-trafficking groups, state policy, and technology groups together, as well as health and science experts and religious leaders.
Sexual exploitation encompasses:
• Sex trafficking of adults and children
• Pornography: the users & performers
• Sexually oriented businesses
• Sexual assault
• Violence against women
• Sexualization of children
• Child sexual abuse
• Child porn
• Sexual coercion
• Sexual addiction/compulsivity