The day of America’s big game, usually known as Super Bowl Sunday, is being dubbed Porn Sunday by more than 300 pastors, who will talk openly about pornography and other sexual addictions with their congregations.
Pastors Craig Gross and Jason Harper aim to refresh the phrase “Jesus loves you,” which to many has become an overstated Christian cliche, in their new book ‘Jesus Loves You €¦ This I Know.’
Thousands of attendees at this weekend’s Exxxotica in Miami Beach, the largest adult-entertainment event on the East Coast, would go home to find, deep inside their goodie bag, a sizable chunk of the New Testament under the title “Jesus loves porn stars.”
Craig Gross, the 32-year-old founder of xxxchurch.com, is used to getting attention. No surprise — he bills his organization as America’s “No. 1 Christian porn site.”
When Craig Gross, pastor of the Grand Rapids, Mich., XXXchurch.com, was asked last month to meet Hugh Hefner and visit the famed Playboy Mansion in Calif., he accepted the invitation.
Rev. Craig Gross, a former youth pastor and founder of XXXChurch.com, will bring his anti-porn crusade to Chicago on Monday at the Lakeshore Theater when he takes the stage opposite longtime porn star Ron Jeremy for “The Great Porn Debate.” On tour together for the last few years, Gross promotes his ministry while Jeremy defends his industry, which he says has been unfairly targeted for years by the Christian right as shameful.
The co-founder of xxxchurch.com, a site which bills itself as the nation’s No. 1 Christian porn site, acts as a missionary to the adult picture industry and as a roving evangelist — encouraging churches to talk about what he views as the perils of pornography.
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 ï¿½ – 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