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Wednesday, February 19, 2003

The Gospel of Porn?

This isn’t the hardcore mom’s like. Before you pick up any stones, feel free to read this post:

Last semester, I too, was doing research at the FSU campus library. It was for my Psychology of Religion class. My paper was on the media and what effects is has on society. Another student, Toby Rohiem was doing the same topic as I. In doing research, he found this site that was described as, "The # 1 Christian Pornography Site." With an obviously audacious statement such as that, controversy was destined to be an intricate ingredient.

As it turns out, the site is run by some pastors, whom, not like many other ministries, are seeking out to specifically and explicitly inform people about the dangers of pornography. They’re finally shedding some light to the deception behind it and how it can be detrimental to your job, family-life, and even life itself.

Recently, I was visiting the site to see what the guys were up to. Mike Foster and Craig Gross (site owners) had just returned from a weekend conference of sorts. Not your typical retreat here. They had set up a booth and attended the annual Adult Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. This seems a tad bit controversial to me at first glance, but after reading the article, I was intrigued at their sincerity and willingness to help people who struggle with something I myself was once a slave to.

“It was very weird to be having a church service in the midst of darkness...but God showed up and blessed us all,” says the article.

Also:
"...many attended looking for porn and left with a Bible and were added to our prayer list. It seemed so out of place-the ‘Bible’ that is mixed in with porn videos and magazines, yet that simple book can offer so much more than all of those other things. Trust us, the cover of our Bibles did not match up to the other covers in that place, but that Bible is the seed that was planted in 1,000 peoples lives-we pray for the harvest! People wanted that book because deep down inside they know that everything else they put in their bag would just be a temporary fix and afterwards they would still be searching. May they search no longer and may they meet the One who will satisfy their every desire, this is our hope and our prayer."

To some, this site may be a great outreach for people who are submerged into the realms of pornography and who are losing a seemingly endless battle to pornographic material and the lust of the flesh. Rather, others see this site exemplifying questionability and being very litigious. I see these Christians doing more ministry-orientated work for this porn issue and the people who have fallen prey to this suffering, than any church or ministry than I’ve seen in a long while. God bless XXX Church and their ministry...

The article is here.


posted by Jeff Watkins at 1:36 AM

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