Gross explains, "For the last four years we have hit up college campuses and a few nightclubs with the porn debate. We have never been to a Christian university or a church. I am always the underdog and I kind of like it that way."
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) September 20, 2010
On Saturday, October 9, adult film star, Ron Jeremy, and XXXchurch Pastor, Craig Gross will square off at the Rock Church in a controversial debate on whether the pornography industry is beneficial or detrimental to our society and culture.
In addition to starring in over 2,000 films, Ron Jeremy is also ranked No. 1 in Adult Video News’ “50 Top Porn Stars of All Time” list. Jeremy will defend his profession in the ‘Great Porn Debate’ against Craig Gross, pastor and founder of XXXchurch.com. Gross' website offers “spiritual solutions” to pornography. In the past four years, they have had over 60 debates.
While Jeremy and Gross have faced off before, discussing everything from violent video games to porn’s influence as de facto sex ed for children in the age of the internet, this will be the first time that the two debate in a church setting.
Gross explains, "For the last four years we have hit up college campuses and a few nightclubs with the porn debate. We have never been to a Christian university or a church. I am always the underdog and I kind of like it that way. Although, I think it would be great to bring Ron into my world just a bit, no one invites us.
On Saturday, October 9, Gross and Jeremy will do the unthinkable and have the 'Great Porn Debate' at the Rock Church in San Diego. In March, they will bring the debate to Eastlake Church in Seattle, Washington.
As part of the debate, Jeremy and Gross will also field questions from the audience.
Content may be unsuitable for persons under the age of 18. College age and above is recommended.
- Craig and Ron are available for interviews Friday morning (Craig in-studio and Ron via phone). Prior to that, accommodations can be made for phone interviews
- Craig and Ron will be available before and after the debate for interviews
- Visuals of people engaging in the debate
WHO: World-famous porn star, Ron Jeremy and XXXchurch Pastor, Craig Gross
WHAT: A debate on the effect of the multi-billion dollar industry on our culture
WHEN: Saturday, October 9 * 6:30-8:30PM
WHERE: 2277 Rosecrans Street, San Diego, CA 92106
For more info on the debates, visit http://www.porndebate.com/
CNN Blog by Craig Gross http://bit.ly/dpSsaM
About Ron Jeremy has starred in over 1800 adult films as well as directed over 100. Often referred to as the "clown prince" of porn, Ron Jeremy is well known in the mainstream media, especially for his appearances on VH1's, The Surreal Life. Ron is quite informed and educated on the subject and his industry's practices to "keep it safe". The popular porn star's adult films and mainstream work have earned him a huge level of fame, surpassing every celebrity in the entire history of pornography.
About Craig Gross, as a young pastor in Southern California, Gross noticed many of the youth struggling with pornography. He decided to address the root of problem, so he went to the porn industry to ask some questions. This led him to start XXXchurch.com, a website devoted to telling the truth about porn. XXXchurch.com is the largest anti-porn website on the Internet. With over 70 million visitors in the first 4 years and an average of 1 million visitors per month, XXXchurch is exposing the truth about porn.
About the Rock
The Rock is San Diego’s largest church and the 19th largest church in the nation according to Outreach Magazine's 2009 "100 Largest and Fastest-Growing Churches in America" survey. It was started in 2000 by Pastor Miles McPherson, a former NFL player. Over 12,500 people attend the Rock's five Sunday services.
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