Interview with former Navy SEAL Craig “Sawman” Sawyer
By J.M. Phelps
Veterans for Child Rescue (V4CR) is a nonprofit in pursuit of ending child trafficking in America. Founded by former Navy SEAL Craig “Sawman” Sawyer, the organization is exposing the $38-50 billion a year industry. Sawyer spoke to Covenant Spotlight about his pursuit to end trafficking, rescue victims, and uphold the law.
He tells Covenant Spotlight his concern about child trafficking was drastically heightened when he realized the “hot spot” for child trafficking in the United States was right in his own backyard. Having grown up on the outskirts of Houston, he was deeply disturbed that such a “patriotic area” was leading the United States in crimes committed against children, particularly sex trafficking.
He couldn’t wrap his head around the fact that Houston was the “epicenter of child trafficking” and there were stories of children being kept in dog kennels. The former combat veteran decided to head to the front line of the battle against “God’s most precious and innocent.” As turns out, he soon realized his endeavor was not only a physical fight, but also a spiritual battle.
The son of a pastor explains, “when you get past the $38-50 billion a year financial benefit to the criminals, past all the sexual perversion, past all the sadistic, abusive power trips of those participating, and past all the political blackmail that’s involved in child sex trafficking, that’s when you get all the way down to the rancid core of what is a front line clash between good and evil on this earth.”
Sawyer admits, “[child sex] trafficking enjoys a lot of top cover,” so he realized, “the worst thing you can do to your enemy is ruin their operation by exposing it.” And this comes at a price. “It’s a spiritual attack at its core,” he says. “Satan will come for you, and you will be attacked.”
Yet, he encourages others to stand up and join him on the battlefront. “God will stun you at the effectiveness at which He demonstrates He has your back, but it takes incredibly strong faith to be in this fight.”
“This is a time when all of this [evil] is meant to come out, and the American populace has a decision to make,” Sawyer argues. “Millions of abortions and the outright destruction, sale, rape, torture, and murder of God’s precious children is being controlled and funded by evil people.”
Sawyer doesn’t mince words when he says, “once the American people are aware of this, we can either denounce it, and stand up and take action so God can bless us — or we can shrug it off and let it ride, and suffer God’s wrath in our ignorance.”
“The fact of the matter is, it’s not going to be allowed to continue in silence any longer,” the V4CR founder concludes. “I believe now is the time we choose.”