Give a Porn Star a Bible: Creativity in the Fight Against Porn

Give a Porn Star a Bible: Creativity in the Fight Against Porn March 26, 2015
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The cover of the newest edition of the Bible that XXXchurch hands out to men and women in the sex industry

I am really impressed with the boldness and gumption with which nondenominational Christians often approach society’s ills, especially pornography and sex addiction.

Hookers for Jesus is a group I follow that was started by a former sex worker, Annie Lobert. The organization reaches out to sex workers.

XXXchurch is another group I have been impressed with that does outreach to people suffering from pornography and sex addiction, including the people who work in the industry. They even sell software to block pornographic websites.

Recently, I noticed that XXXchurch is raising money for a campaign to hand out Bibles to men and women involved in the sex industry.  They have been doing this for a while, and it is not without controversy, mainly because the image emblazoned on the cover of the Bible says “Jesus Loves Porn Stars.” Of course, this is true, but emblazoning that sentence on the cover of a Bible has been a decision that caused some consternation.

But it seems to have borne fruit. Brittni Ruiz, a woman who was known as Jenna Presley and was named one of the top 12 hottest porn stars in the world by Maxim magazine in 2010, has left the industry thanks to the efforts of XXXchurch.

In this video, she describes how a Bible from XXXchurch changed her life:

Pretty inspiring.

I know there are some Catholics doing similar work. Matt Fradd and the site he manages, The Porn Effect, is the first that comes to mind.

This is a great talk on The Porn Effect site from musician Audrey Assad on female porn addiction:

This is such an important issue in the life of the Church right now. Any priest hearing confessions can tell you that pornography is rampant and plagues the marriages and family lives of a huge number of faithful Catholics. Not to mention the consequences for young children who are growing up in a pornography saturated culture.

I am impressed with XXXchurch for reaching out to the men and women who are actually producing and acting in the industry. Because Jesus does love porn stars, and porn addicts and sex addicts, and he wants to set them free.

I keep the work of these organizations in my prayers and invite you to as well.

I also don’t think it would be money badly spent to send some dollars to XXXchurch for this endeavor.

 


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  • Sophia Sadek

    Audrey Assad’s podcast is pretty cool. Her experience with being completely in the dark about human sexuality is quite informative. She gives us a good idea of what girls go through when they have not been prepared for adulthood by society.

    • Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble

      Her music is good too.

  • Norman

    Wow Sister, I hadn’t read this until today but last night I was giving a ride to someone for RCIA. He mentioned “The Monestary”, a BBC documentary where five modern-day men volunteer for their social experiment, 40 days in a Benedictine Monastery. They’re all free on YouTube and mesmerizing, but upon the mention of God working through the modern days the xxxchurch came to mind, I mentioned it and we had a short discussion about the uniqueness of ways God reaches people– how wonderful!
    Great article Sister!

  • DarthVader

    Pornography is wicked. Mmkay?

  • Hesychast

    Sister – the software sold by the ministry costs $64.99 a year, and they say they have over a million subscribers. That sounds like they are a $65 million dollar a year company… and they put up an indieGoGo site to raise a trifling $50,000?

  • Wow, her testimony was absolutely breath taking. God bless her. Some people have to go through the sewer to find heaven.