Jewish Journal

Christian book tops porn titles

by Brad A. Greenberg

September 11, 2010 | 4:40 pm

Remember Craig Gross? He’s the head of XXXChurch, the guy I followed at the Adult Entertainment Expo a few years ago as he shared the gospel with porn stars. Here’s a refresher:

If Craig Gross considers Jesus Christ his best friend, why is his arm around porn’s leading man?

“We are the world. We are the children,” Ron Jeremy sings as he and Gross draw a circus crowd at the Adult Entertainment Expo here.

During the past few years, the two—a conservative Christian who considers masturbation a sin and a secular Jew who has performed in 1,900 porn flicks—have grown close and, despite diametric career choices, have come to respect and appreciate each other.

“I have nothing against Ron Jeremy,” says Gross, an ordained minister who leads the anti-porn crusade XXXChurch.com “I love this guy. I love hanging out with him.”

Indeed the two have hit the speaking circuit together, debating God and porn.

Gross has a new book out, “Pure Eyes: A Man’s Guide to Sexual Integrity,” and Thursday it topped Amazon’s bestsellers in the category of porn. That’s right. Just ahead of Jenna Jameson’s biography about having sex like a porn star.

He’s been posting excerpts on the Men blog at XXXChurch.com. Here’s a chapter on prayer.

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