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Friday, February 5, 2016


Ever since the TVRA of 2003 got passed - I've been scratching my head trying to figure out what on earth happened.  Did the world get turned upside down?  Did I suddenly change into another person? I know I'm really glad my sponsors taught me how to "inventory" whether or not something really is me or not me as part of my 10th step - because it's been not only what's saved my sanity - but it's allowed me to get to the bottom of what's been going on.

What I mean by that is that by 2002- we had built not only our program into a truly national program, but we had created a movement.  There was the womens' movement, the civil rights' movement, the movement for rape victims to have ALL forms of rape recognized as real - meaning that even "date rape" and "spousal rape" was real.  The rape movement had to happen because there was a time literally when if you were married to the man who brutally raped you - then you couldn't prosecute him for rape.  There was the domestic violence movement along the same lines because it also used to be legal to beat your wife and children as "chattel" under the laws of our country at one time.

So to was I witnessing men, women and children being sold like cattle with everyone turning their head the other way thinking that ALL sex work was consentual, and therefore CRIMINAL in just about every part of the USA except for a few counties in Nevada.  Even there were it was legal, people weren't understanding one could still be forced to work in a brothel the same as a child could be forced to work at an egg farm as Rep. Rob Portman just rescued a few.  Forced labor is forced labor whether it's picking cotton, picking eggs or sucking dick.

The news clips I have up at show me being arrested for supposedly running a brothel in 1984.  Only who has a "highly secure sophisticated technological brothel in a warehouse next to the Van Nuys Police Station"?  That's what had the media scratching their head when they ran that story BECAUSE IT WASN'T A BROTHEL.  It was the first safe house for adults in the country.  An angry pimp retaliated and called in a tip to the cops it was a brothel.  When they found a woman on probation for prostitution in her PJ's at the warehouse at midnight - they arrested her and tried to get her to say I was pimping her.  Which she did not.  She told them about her pimp who then went to jail and my charges were dropped.  I would love to show you the paperwork on this case but for that I'd have to go to the warehouse downtown to pull out paper records because 1984 was before these records were on computer.

It was then that I launched the first hotline in this country, and the first 12 step program that was to be used as an "alternative" to incarceration because victims were being thrown in jail like criminals and something had to be done.  Then Attorney General Edwin Meese then told me that "this country won't ever decriminalize prostitution but you can provide the courts with an option to offer instead of jail with a 12 step program" being that AA was doing this for the alcoholic, and NA was being offered to the addict instead of jail.  He told me I could do this without having to get a center started, or a PhD to start some program, or wait on the government to give us grant money which wasn't happening then either because we hadn't achieved federal recognition yet.  Back then our government viewed the idea of sex trafficking no different than if I said little green men from mars were selling our men, women and children into sexual slavery.

So how do you get federal recognition?  Well first you have to convince the country something is real.  I started with myself and the first talk show I did was a Sally Jesse Raphael show in 1987.  I went on her show with a red wig, big sunglasses, and used the name the DA gave me to keep me alive when I came to court hearings.  They knew I had people trying to silence me in fear I'd snitch on them - so they put my legal proceedings under a male's name to throw them off as to my court dates which had to be published.  It was on Sally's show I gave out the hotline, and said that I believed my sisters and brothers and they could call us for help.  After that show aired, we got over 5,000 calls from all over the country.   The movement calling out to have sex trafficking in the USA recognized as real, and demanding our legal system DO something about this system of arresting victims as criminals needing to change was born.  

That allowed us to get some people out of their situation so when the next show came up - I was able to bring more survivors on with me.  Only we didn't have terms like "trafficking" or "survivors" back then.  All we had was "forced" and "in recovery".  Those were the only words we had at that time to identify ourselves with.  By 1988, through then Mayor Bradley, Chief Gates, and Sheriff Block, we were able to set up the first ever "alternative to sentencing" program that allowed for any prostitute in LA county to attend our meetings rather than go to jail.  It also allowed the jail to let go of prostitutes because of jail overcrowding.

Now I would emphasize that pimps were one thing, but traffickers were another when I'd make TV appearances because I'd witnessed a lot of things by then.  Ranging from Iran Contra throwing in women with their drug deals, to Chuck Barris trafficking women through the "Dating Game".  I had even seen a couple of LAPD officers running their own escort service.   So in my book, traffickers came in all colors - not just men of color.  For those who don't know - Iran Contra is when our own CIA was bringing cocaine into this country and then using the cash to buy guns for the Contra's - all while blaming the African American gangs for the epidemic.  The media was a big part of that whole cover-up also.  I would literally go drive a truck from the pier full of cocaine to the warehouse where it would be made into crack, and then see it given to the gangs for sale.  I know as I'd drive the truck to the drop-off spots at the crack houses.  Then I'd go back to my house in the valley and I'd watch the news blame the African American community in south central, and compton, when I knew good and well they weren't the ones who brought those drugs into this country.  Heck, most of those kids couldn't even drive - let alone fly planes in from Mexico and Columbia!

By 2002, our program was jamming.  We literally had chapters in every major city of the USA.  We couldn't get places to hold our meetings because of insurance.  That was because prostitution is illegal so a meeting of prostitutes is technically a criminal conspiracy meeting.  Therefore, we couldn't get insurance to hold a meeting anywhere except the Salvation Army and Catholic Charities who had been donating our meeting space from 1987 to 2002.  Up until then I knew that the meetings could be held at one of their programs in each city.  Until the TVRA of 2003 was passed.  Suddenly, each one of our chapters was handed a "pink slip" which told us to remove our meetings from their grounds.  We were also blocked from even speaking to our sponsees who were in their residential programs.  Those members of SWA who were holding jobs at these programs were fired.  Now if we weren't effective - I'd understand.  But we were HIGHLY effective.  Professor Sharon Oselin's 10 year study "Leaving Prostitution" confirms that we were quite effective also.

So what did we do?  No one would tell me but they sure told us we were banned off their property.  Which was a real problem here in Las Vegas because I also ran an NA meeting at the Vegas Salvation Army.  I then had NA yelling at me "what did you do?" and I'm going "I have no clue!"  To make things worse, they even refused to allow an alternate to replace me at the NA meeting - so NA had to find another meeting space suddenly also when they did this.  For the life of me, I couldn't figure out what on earth happened.

It was actually Jeane Palfrey, the DC Madam, who started talking to me about Randall Tobias and the TVRA of 2003.  I didn't know what she meant until she told me she herself was a trafficking victim.  She said she had wanted to leave the sex industry, but that every six months someone from our government would come and pump her for information that she'd picked up from her "johns". Further, they would insist certain women be sent to certain powerful men to further pick up dirt from individuals they wanted dirt on and blackmail.   She believed this was why Brandy Britton was found dead before she could testify at her trial - fear of what she'd say being one of her clients was David Vitter.  Jeane said she couldn't "take it anymore" and had decided to retire.  So she started looking for property in Germany, converted her assets to cash, and was going to the airport to leave the country and retire - when they stopped her.  She could easily have had the case dropped if she would have agreed to go back to status quo - but she wanted to expose who was trafficking her and that she was a trafficking victim so she refused.  That's why she released her "Black Book" also - to prove who was in her book such as Vitter, Tobias, and others she was about to name before her death.

When I asked Jeane what this TVRA of 2003 had to do with Randall and what had just happened to us - she started talking to me about how he was in charge of our policies with other countries where prostitution was legal.  How if they didn't sign the "anti-prostitution" clause they weren't going to receive government money from us and how Randall was the connection with that.  When I was still having a hard time understanding - she had me look up how prostitution is legal in Brazil for example, but if they refuse to sign the anti-prostitution clause they don't get American money.  She also showed me how it tied in with our previous campaigns to reach prostitutes through the distribution of free condoms - how the church didn't want condoms distributed and this was a way to stop that distribution.  It sounded crazy to me at first until I realized that all the outreaches here in the USA who had been distributing condoms to prostitutes did no longer exist because of a lack of funding.

After we essentially had the rug pulled out from under us where we had to then scramble to find other safe meeting halls that we could get free, or cheap, that wouldn't require insurance, I start seeing all this "faith based awareness" campaigns which were essentially confusing prostitution and trafficking together to make them appear to be the same thing.  I also started getting calls from members of SWA who told me they were being offered fat checks by the Catholic Church to set up safe houses - on the provision they not allow in any SWA meetings.  That made no sense.  It was SWA who made these women strong enough TO run a program - but then they wanted them to exclude that program?

To top it off, the programs had to be residential ones for women only.  Straight Christian women.  I say that because I started getting other phone calls for help.  That of Jewish, Buddhist, Wiccan, and atheist, and LGBT women telling me they had just been kicked out of one of these religious based houses without any referrals to help whatsoever.   So let me get this straight - the Salvation Army is getting anywhere from a minimum of $30,000 to $80,000 a year from the "Rescue and Restore" people from the grants I'm seeing.  But the women who aren't straight Christians, or who aren't willing to convert, are being kicked out in the streets for me to service?

Okay well I'll just help them.  Only that's when the smear campaigns and the threats started up against every one of our members and chapters.  Except one.  For some reason, a member who is African American starts having documentaries made about her right and left that make it "appear" that she's the founder of our program.  They show her doing founder things, and women thanking "her for the program" so they're stepping just one line short of calling her "founder" - but essentially I'm now getting women in Chicago calling me up insisting that Brenda Myers-Powell is our founder for some reason.  A woman who is spouting off things about our program that are absolutely 100 percent not true.  So not true - I'm having to hit her with three "cease and desist" orders by this point in time because she keeps "expressing opinions about outside issues" like they're official SWA views and she won't stop doing it either.  Leaving me with no choice but to carry out our group conscience and serve her with legal papers to essentially "knock it off".

I had to sit back and ask myself what is it that's so different about what we were doing and what these new replacement groups who are being warned to "stay away" from us "or lose your funding and support".  All I was seeing was single, childless, Christian heterosexual females.  In doing some research to see if I was right - I also found many of these so called "safe houses" had adoption applications on them.  I couldn't believe my eyes.  I mean who would ask someone who had just been rescued from trafficking, someone in early recovery, to make such an important decision as to give up their child, especially when their hormones are raging on top of the PTSD and probably very little clean time on top of that since most pimps hook their victims on drugs?

I then learn that their idea of "outreach" is to only target strip clubs.  When I would talk to them about expanding their outreach - I'd get shut down.  They didn't want to go into the porn field, the AVN, massage parlors, bath houses, sex clubs, peep shows, or the escort websites.   Only the strip clubs for some reason.  So I took another look at this wondering why - and what I saw was even more disturbing.  Because it wasn't just straight Christian women they appeared to be coming after - but WHITE straight Christian women to place in homes that are doubling as adoption mills.   Then someone send me a link to

Which made me remember what the world was like when my grandmother told me about our "family secret".  She was raped.  Only the man who raped her came from a wealthy family and she just was from a poor farm.  So she ran away to a "single mothers home" in San Diego.  She hated it and tried to leave.  Only the shame on single mothers was so bad she told me she couldn't get a job or even rent an apartment because they all felt like a single mother was the same as a "prostitute".  Rather than give up her child, she made a "deal" with her rapist to marry her to give her a name and in turn she wouldn't press charges.  She said they didn't have DNA then, but she had a good shot with blood type.  He was obsessed with her supposedly and agreed.  They "sealed the deal" and that became my mother - sister to her brother the rape baby.  That explained a lot to me about why my grandmother always seemed to hate my mom so much.   It also made me wonder where were those kinds of places going to get babies from now that young teens didn't have to "go visit an aunt for the summer" when they would get pregnant pre-Roe v. Wade?

Anyway, as I'm looking around at these programs that are being put in place now like "Don't Sell Bodies" I see everything is the image of straight women.  We used to work very hard at our media when we did our weekly public access TV Show to show a wide range of our members - the men, women and transgenders, the members of colors and the whites, the Wiccan, the Jewish, the Buddhists members as well as Christian and atheist.   To see if my ideas were correct - I contacted Mike Bartell.  He was doing a program in the high schools to try and flush out victims to come forward - only he would only have female counselors and call out to female victims.  When I broached the idea that he was completely ignoring the male victims he came extremely hostile and literally slammed down the phone on me.  As he was doing this - I heard him say "don't put her through again" after which I was blocked.  I then did a little digging into the church behind him and learned that they don't want to help the LGBT victims.  I thought this whole "gays deserve to die" and "HIV is what gays deserve" mentality went out in the 80's - but I guess not.   I mean could this man really be deliberately ignoring the male trafficking victims in his school program because he didn't care about them?  What Christian calls himself this?

When Terri Miller was running ATLAS - I had put in a grant application to hire a translator so I could go into the massage parlors and try and help women like those in "Operation Dollhouse" who spoke only Mandarin.

Another thing I've found is most outreaches, and safe houses, are only for those speaking English.  She refused to speak to me about it and told me that Judge Voy, and ATLAS, were going to go with a "religious program" instead.  I then confessed something I didn't tell a lot of people back then but that I was an ordained minister.  I explained that yes it's partly for the purposes of confidentiality, but it's also because I'm devoutly spiritual in my beliefs.  I even told her the same story I told John Quionones of how Jimmy Kinnon, Bill Wilson, and myself all share a deeply "spiritual awakening" that led us to found our programs.  When I was explaining to her that I was a Christian minister - she started laughing at me.  I didn't understand why she'd do that until I had a reporter tell me about the church that Terri belonged to, which was the same church as Andrea Swanson, Amy Ayoub, and everyone else connected to AB67.  I was then told by members of that church that they don't believe in gay marriage, and that gay people, as well as divorced people, go to hell in their opinion and therefore we're not "real" Christians.  Okay now the giggle made sense.

As reporters started telling me they've been told they'd be fired if they printed a story on our work, while promoting that of these religious programs only, I couldn't help but feel I'm watching a complete repeat of Iran Contra.  Right down to the increase in racial violence of cops towards minority men - and the erupting violence which in the 80's was Rodney King and now it's Ferguson.  I have been scratching my head telling people "I feel like I'm watching someone who took a play right out of the CIA Iran Contra playbook - only instead of cocaine it's now sex trafficking".

Only this time on top of the racial bashing, it's also got the religious right people attacking us which I still haven't understood on many levels.  First, because we don't have anything to do with abortions.  Second, yes we accept in men, transgenders, and the LGBT, as well as those who aren't Christian - but didn't Jesus himself teach us to "love everyone"?  He even got himself drug out of his own temple by saying God loved Gentiles the same as Jews.  So now we're supposed to believe He doesn't love Jews also?  I mean why is every police force I'm reading about right now refusing to even speak to us, but instead taking prostitutes to a religious based residential program?  I keep thinking what about the men?  What about the lesbians that are going to be kicked out?  What about those with kids and pets who can't stay in their program?

To me isn't this an issue of the separation of church and state?   It just seems a violation of the constitution that only faith based groups are receiving funding from our government, and that our police force is refusing to work with anyone but a religious program.  In doing some research, I came upon an interesting article -  and and

I remember hearing the name of the Family Research Council more than once.  In fact, I remember making quite a bit of headway with the Nebraska legislature, until the Family Research Council representative got on the phone with me to ask me some questions.  He kept bringing up money and I had no idea what he was talking about.  We were talking about making people who were applying for escort licenses take a special orientation about what sex trafficking was, and then giving them the phone number, and a chance to ask for help right then and there.  He kept saying "who will pay for this?"  I kept pointing out the license fee would pay for this.  But things now are making way more sense.  Especially that their VP was using a bunch of NGO's and Christians as modern day spies without them realizing how they were being used.

It also explains why they were trying very hard to keep us out of doing outreach into Asian massage parlors when they're using "Chinese smugglers" to carry out their plans.  Not surprised to read this started in 2003 either.  Everything in this article is explaining where they're getting this infrastructure built of Christian groups they're recruiting into this operation also.  Now I understand why at all these trafficking programs at churches - we've got security telling us we're banned from even attending.  I don't mean just me either -but any member of SWA.  We've had members of SWA banned at the door at various states when certain groups were holding events at churches.  Now everything is making sense - and this totally explains why the playbook seemed right out of the CIA handbook - because it was.  Even down to the Bush family connection - just as I saw in the 1980's with Iran Contra then and the Bush family connection.

Yes Michael Horowitz - this movement has been hijacked.  It seems by people who are once again using us to get what they want.  People can read more about what the Family Research Council stands for that is in the middle of this - including why they don't believe I'm a "real Christian".  I had thought we just had different beliefs.  I guess I was wrong and them thinking I'm not a "real" Christian because I believe God loves every one of us because the Bible tells us this just confuses the heck out of me.  But it does explain why all my attempts to get people from their group to speak to me in the past have failed.

We are no longer debating if we're imaging this.  The sex trafficking movement has been hijacked, and hijacked by people who think that I'm not a "real" Christian, nor is anyone else who thinks that God's love needs to be extended to every living person and creature on this earth.   Including those who are sex trafficked as males, transgenders, lesbians, gays, and also who are of other religions because maybe they got raped as a child by a priest and don't feel comfortable in a Christian church any longer.  God himself instructed us to "go after the lost sheep" - not the ones already saved.   So if you'll excuse me - I'm going to go back to honoring the Word of God who tells me to "love everyone" even my enemies.  Meaning I know now you are attacking us, it's not our imagination, but I'm going to pray for you also.  I remember when the priests would come burn the women as witches also to "save their souls" when the only evil being done back then was them towards us.

Welcome to the modern witch hunt.

Oh and this explains how Domina Elle tied into this - you remember her as the woman who came after us with site?  She's the one who is living, doing business under, traveling under, a fake ID in the name of the sole Branch Davidian cult survivor Avaarm that we talked about in another post here - and why we had Mistress Trinity telling us about her connections with hackers, and the authorities in Colorado who she is clearly working as an informant for.   Kay's church is based in Colorado.

I had said the site was set up to get a mirror of our traffic, as most people coming to our site go there to check out what their site has to say.  They can't get a copy of our traffic from us - so they have to do it sneaky like this.  Then capture your IP address once you hit their site.  So no wonder she walks around acting like she's immune from the authorities coming after her as a sex worker.  She's an informant!  Not any different than Alex Adams was.

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