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Thursday, February 08, 2007

Porn and Pancakes

The other night I caught the tail end of a Daily Show segment about Porn and Pancakes. At the time, all I gleaned was that members of some Christian ministry thought it would be a great idea to lure men into talking about the dangers of pornography by tempting them away from the womenfolk with a manly breakfast. I was partially correct.

As it turns out, Porn and Pancakes is an event held across the U.S. by XXXChurch — a young, hip, online Christian ministry whose main goal seems to be to spread the word of God to porn industry workers and consumers. The breakfast-time testosterone fests are geared toward men and boys (junior high and older), and will often feature XXXChurch presenters chatting with ex-porn industry leaders about the dangers of pornography. They speak out loudly against the Christian Church’s tradition of ignoring pornography, and XXXChurch founder Craig Gross says they have taken a lot of criticism for their frank talk about porn and their unorthodox outreach methods. For a sample of XXXChurch’s outreach, check out this video of Pete the Porno Puppet. You’ll find it all over You Tube and MySpace.

You’re also likely to find XXXChurch leaders peddling the Bible at major porn industry trade shows or debating with porn star extraordinaire Ron Jeremy live in front of college audiences. To get a better sense of XXXChurch, you can check out this ABC news piece about their various outreach tactics.

From the news piece, I gather that these guys are passionate Christians — but I also get the sense that they love all the attention and fame. Hmm, I wonder how much they charge per speaking engagement . . .


P.S. XXXChurch is also responsible for the “Every Time You Masturbate, God Kills a Kitten” campaign. Enjoy.

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