BBC Northern Ireland presenter William Crawley has a blog post about “Hardcore Profits, a BBC documentary about the pornography industry, has been looking into those organisations who have investments, directly or indirectly, with in the adult entertainment business.”
Crawley says following a change in ethical policy guidelines the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops in 2003, Christian Brothers Investment Services now have investments of tens of millions of dollars in companies that make sizeable profits from commercial pornography. The Bishops’ guidelines permit these investments because the new rules allow the church to do business with a company as long as income from pornography does not represent “a significant portion of its revenues”.
Craig Gross has come a long way from hiding dirty magazines as a teen in his friend’s tomato bushes in Sacramento. Today, the 30-year-old pastor is fighting the porn industry, which he said victimizes children as young as 10 and as old as 80.
Pastor Craig Gross’ Anti-Porn Ministry Takes an Unconventional Approach June 25, 2006 � – Christians agree that the Bible commands them to “go and make disciples of all nations” and that Jesus “came to invite the sinners” to be his followers and “save people who are lost.” But a new Bible with the words “Jesus Loves Porn Stars” emblazoned on the cover has ignited a debate about how far is too far when it comes to spreading the word. This weekend at the erotica convention in Los Angeles, Pastor Craig Gross, who runs an anti-pornography ministry, handed out hundreds of
(AP) CORONA, Calif. Two Corona pastors who minister to the adult film industry have hit a roadblock in their crusade. Their publishing company is refusing to print bibles with the brand “Jesus Loves Porn Stars” emblazoned on the cover. Pastors Mike Foster and Craig Gross are the founders of the anti-porn Internet ministry XXXchurch.com. They hand out copies of the New Testament at adult film conventions. They thought putting an edgy cover on the bibles could get them attention and increase their distribution. So they paid the American Bible Society (ABS) to print 10,000 copies of the Scriptures. But the
WAVERLY — Sex. A three-letter word not easily uttered from the pulpit. Porn. A four-letter word sure to make pew-sitters blush. Yet this Sunday, hundreds churches across the nation will take part in a bold initiative to address what pastors call a serious epidemic in society as well as the church. Porn Sunday, the brainchild of California pastors Craig Gross and Mike Foster, intends to bring awareness to the problem of pornography. Several churches in Waverly, Shell Rock, Janesville and Clarksville are participating. An edgy Christian organization that reaches out to porn addicts and porn workers, xxxchurch.com, offered discussion materials.
Craig Gross and Mike Foster, two young pastors from Riverside, were looking for direction when, one day in 2001, God came to Foster in the shower and said one word: “Pornography.” Foster, 33, did not often get such visits, so he treated it as a divine calling. Since it came with no further instructions, he and Gross reasoned that it was up to them to figure out what to do next. And so it came to be that on a Sunday afternoon three years later, Gross, 28, and Foster were tooling around a mall parking lot in a black Scion
(Special Investigative Report, May 20th, 2004, 7:23 a.m.) Millions of people spend hours each day on Internet porn websites. Some racy, some dangerous, and some are downright illegal. But if you search for these sites, you’ll find one that holds a real surprise. It’s a XXX Christian website. Your NewsChannel 3’s Rick Holmes tells us more in this story. If you type “XXX” into your favorite search engine, you’ll find 111 million websites ready to bring anyone, any age, any fantasy. But we found one website, www.xxxchurch.com, that is unlike any other. It’s the #1 Christian Porn Site. By now,
After putting her daughter to bed, Maggie, 42, routinely sat at her computer for hours, mesmerized by an online world of erotic stories and real- time sexual discussions. Beth, 33, usually clicked on the most visually graphic sites, disproving the theory that only men are enticed by pornography. “A lot of people don’t realize this happens with women, too,” says Beth, who, along with Maggie, asked that their last names not be revealed. The myth began long ago, perhaps because women were rarely seen walking into seedy adult bookstores. But in recent years, the accessibility, affordability and anonymity of the