Friday, June 17, 2005

XXX Church's Ministry (Good or Bad?)

Most people know that the pornography industry is the 2nd biggest industry by how much money it makes annually and most everyone would agree that this industry is destroying men and women all over the world. Also, I believe that everyone would agree that these people in the porn industry need Jesus, but what can we Christians do about it? XXX Church believes it has the answer. XXX Church is a group that has a two-fold purpose., First to help people to stop using pornography through a relationship with Jesus and then through helping Christians understand the dangers of porn and give them valuable tools such as bible studies, free accountability software, etc. Second, they have a ministry to people in the porn industry, so that they might know that Jesus loves them and that he wants to have a relationship with them.

This group is very controversial, they are very on the edge and make many Christians uneasy. They set up booths at porn conventions and hand out free t-shirts that say "Jesus loves Porn Stars". They put out commercials out that are directed by a pornographer. Their logos and free promotional materials are edgy and gritty, but it may just be what people need to be woed away from porn. While handing out these t-shirts and other free materials they try to meet people and form relationships so they can share Jesus with them. They believe that if Jesus were alive today, he would be right beside them at the porn convention. I can't speak for Jesus, but we do know that he went to some pretty destitute places to spread his message. Check out their latest report from the convention and you can see that these people are real and they care about see people come to Christ.

Whether you agree with them or not you have to give them props for going to the people, down in the trenches for the name of Jesus.

3 comments:

martyduren said...

Gotch-
They are really in an area that I don't think I could go.

I will say this, their free XXX accountability software has headed off temptation for me more than one time in the past two months.

D.R. said...

I discovered these guys about 3 years ago while in seminary and I love their stuff. The kitten video rocks and their new video on being on TBN is awesome. I think their grittiness if actually a part of their charm. I also think they really do have a voice with some of those in the porn industry. They are at least there for anyone involved who wants to come out of it. And Marty's right about their software. I have had some friends who swear by it -- and it's free!

michaelmarkley said...

I wouldn't be surprised if the XXX church is Ron Jeremeys creation and He financed it...like big tobacco has anti smoking campaigns...
even the 700 club is in on this supporting XXXchurch
I rebuked Pat Roberson for supporting this evil…! he is wicked!

on 700 club..

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=6873303


http://www.alittleleaven.com/2008/01/wally-the-weine.html

Imagine showing up to church next sunday and finding a 30 foot high erect phallus on top of your church or in the church parking lot announcing a sermon series on Pornography. "Absurd and ridiculous", you say. "No Christian Church or Ministry would ever resort to something as shameful as a giant phallus", you say. Sadly, you'd be wrong. (Warning: Explicit Link)
According to Wally's Website:
Mike and Craig of XXXchurch dreamed up the idea of Wally one afternoon in sunny southern California. XXXchurch exists to bring awareness, openness, accountability and recovery to the church, society and individuals in the issues of pornography and to begin to provide solutions through non-judgmental and creative means.

also
the "way of the master" is against XXX church's dragging the church down and making it look bad, there is a blog on the way of the master,, radio where they say XXX church is real wrong..they show a video of XXXchurch's porn puppet and a porn producer Ron Jeremy telling children at a grocery store porn is not for children but is for adults,,, this is abomination check it out..

http://www.brightcove.tv/title.jsp?title=1389981839&channel=1185329932