Ron Jeremy goes to church


Uploaded by WOODTV8 on 21.10.2012

Transcript:
NOW TO A CONTROVERSIAL STORY
ON THIS SUNDAY EVENING.RON
JEREMY - YOU MAY HAVE HEARD OF
HIM.HE'S PROBABLY THE MOST
RECOGNIZABLE NAME IN THE ADULT
FILM INDUSTRY.BUT TODAY HE
SPOKE BEFORE HUNDREDS HERE IN
WEST MICHIGAN - AT OF ALL
PLACES... CHURCH.SO WHY WAS HE
INVITED? AND WHAT POSSIBLE
MESSAGE COULD A PORN STAR HAVE
FOR A CONGREGATION?24 HOUR
NEWS 8'S MARC THOMPSON WAS
THERE.
FROM FACILITY - TO MUSIC...
DAYBREAK CHURCH IN HUDSONVILLE
IS AS MODERN AND FORWARD
THINKING AS THEY COME.BUT A
PORN STAR?? FROM THE DAY IT
WAS ANNOUNCED THAT RON JEREMY
WOULD BE SPEAKING THIS
SUNDAY... THE MOVE SPARKED
COMMUNITY CONTROVERSY.
CONTROVERSY.((JULIE
MURPHY/CHURCH MEMBER: SOME OF
THE PEOPLE I WORK WITH AND
SOME OF THE PEOPLE I KNOW WERE
WONDERING WHY WOULD HE EVER BE
COMING TO SPEAK AT OUR
CHURCH.))ON STAGE HIS MESSAGE
WAS LIGHT AND UPBEAT.
UPBEAT.JEREMY PLAYING PIANO
AND HARMONICA TO WARM UP THE
CROWD.INVITED AS A DUO - HE
SPOKE ALONG SIDE CALIFORNIA
PASTOR CRAIG GROSS. GROSS RUNS
THE WEBSITE XXXCHURCH.COM A
MINISTRY AIMED AT HELPING
THOSE WITH AN ADDICTION TO PORN.
PORNOGRAPHY.((JEREMY: "THE
VAST MAJORITY OF PORN STARS
BELIEVE IN GOD."))JEREMY, WHO
WAS RAISED JEWISH, SPOKE
BRIEFLY ABOUT HIS LIFE IN THE
INDUSTRY... ADMITTING HE STILL
WORKS AND HAS BEEN WITH MORE
THAN 2 THOUSAND WOMEN. BUT
OVER THE YEARS HE'S HAD
SEVERAL PERSONAL EXPERIENCES
THAT HAVE BROUGHT HIM CLOSER
TO GOD - LIKE SURVIVING A CAR
WRECK WITH THE LATE
PASTOR/COMEDIAN SAM KINISON.
((RON JEREMY: "THE CAR DIDN'T
HIT A SINGLE TREE.... IT WAS A
FOREST. IT MISSED EVERY TREE
AT 60 MILES AN HOUR UPSIDE
DOWN."))BUT JEREMY HOLDS THE
BELIEF THAT PORNOGRAPHY AND
RELIGION CAN CO-EXIST
EXIST((JEREMY: "I DON'T THINK
THE LORD ABOVE HAS A PROBLEM
WITH CONSENTING ADULTS, HAVING
CONSENTING ROMANCE, FOR
CONSENTING ADULTS TO WATCH.
PERIOD. BUT AGAIN THE WHOLE
SEX OUTSIDE MARRIAGE, THE
BIBLE HAS GOT A PROBLEM WITH
THAT AND THAT'S WHERE ME AND
MOST OF THE PEOPLE HERE ARE
NEVER GOING TO AGREE ON
THAT."))AS FOR THE AUDIENCE.
AUDIENCE.((MURPHY: "I WASN'T
OFFENDED..."))AND MOST WERE
PLEASED TO SEE JEREMY IN A
WHOLE NEW WAY.
WAY.((MURPHY: "HE'S KIND OF
COMING TO SEE THE LIGHT AND
RECOGNIZING THAT THERE IS
TRUTH TO FAITH AND BELIEF, AND
REALLY GLAD I CAME TO HEAR HIM
TODAY."))IN HUDSONVILLE, MARC
THOMPSON, 24 HOUR NEWS 8.
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