Thursday, October 4, 2007

XXX Church - #1 Christian Porn Site

It appears that I must clarify my relation to the site xxxchurch.com, or least I need to describe their nature and purpose so that my relationship with them becomes clear. As a couple people have commented, "What are you doing with a link to a porn site on your blog?"

xxxchurch is a site run by two pastors in an effort to educate people about the porn industry and its effect on our culture. They also have support for those trying to overcome their porn habits, as well as support for those actors/actresses who are trying to get out of the porn industry.

I don't really spend much time on their website, though I do use their X3 watch software (it's free.) I do listen to their podcast every week. Each week, they talk about what they're up to in their ministry: live debates with Ron Jeremy, handing out thousands of Jesus Loves Porn Stars Bibles at porn conventions, interviews with actors/actresses who have left the industry as well as those who are still in the industry, interviews with website operators in the industry, and interviews with pastors who are willing to be seen talking to xxxchurch - few and far between.
Everything that they do has a certain tongue-in-cheek sarcastic flare. This is primarily why the religious types don't like them. Need an example? Here's an excerpt from the site:

Men...Here are the facts:

1. We all love to look at nude women.

2. We have all looked at nude women.

3. We all know where we can find pictures of nude women.

By the way, this weekend is their National Porn Sunday. A day of awareness in the church about the porn problem. How many churches in south Florida are participating, you ask? None. Unless you count the Wellington campus of Lifechurch.tv, which is a big supporter of the ministry. I guess it really is one of the elephants in the pew after all.

5 comments:

Shawn said...

You should check out this book called "Jim & Casper Go To Church." Might save you a little bit of time in the long run.

revolution said...

Its been on my wish list for some time now. I read a lot and I'm poor, so I rely on the library for much of my reading material.

The library has a pitiful selection of religious reading materials (though they've got over 100 copies of all the latest DVDs), so I really have to want a book badly to drop coin on it. Especially coin that I do not have.

Thanks, though.

Books on my wishlist:

Jim and Casper go to Church by Jim Henderson, Matt Casper, George Barna

Irresistable Revolution by Shane Claiborne

Starving Jesus by Craig Gross

Confessions of a Pastor by Craig Groeschel

The Gutter by Craig Gross

Jesus in the Margins by Rick Mckinley

Barbarian Way by Erwin Mcmanus

Any book by Lesslie Newbigin

Revolutionite said...

If you think it's hard to get the church to address the issue of porn, try getting anyone in church to address the issue of female sexuality. Half the men in church seem to be oblivious to the fact that women are indeed sexual creatures, let alone just might have their own struggles with sexual sin.

revolution said...

I don't even know where to go with that one.

I will indeed claim ignorance on that subject.

Luke Gilkerson said...

For more information on the practical differences between X3watch and Covenant Eyes accountability programs go to: http://blogs.covenanteyes.com/2008/02/14/x3watch-and-covenant-eyes-what-are-key-the-differences/

I've compiled some testimonies that you may find interesting.

Luke Gilkerson
Internet Community Manager
Covenant Eyes

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