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UMSL Holds “The Great Porn Debate”

December 5th, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

Media Credit: Matthew Hill

Actor Ron Jeremy defended the adult film industry at “The Great Porn Debate” Wednesday in the MSC Century Rooms. Jeremy has argued a pro-pornography stance on college campuses across America and at the Oxford Union in England.

The Current:

By Paul Hackbarth

Pastor Craig Gross responds to Ron Jeremy at Wednesday’s debate. His Web site www.XXXchurch.com offers accountability software as well as anti-pornography videos aimed at children from “Pete the Porno Puppet.”

Dustin “Dirty Sanchez” Diamond. XXX Church. Gilligan’s Island. Fantasies. “Jesus Loves Porn Stars.”

Those topics were just the tip of the iceberg during the Great Porn Debate last Wednesday between porn king Ron Jeremy and porn pastor Craig Gross.

University Program Board hosted the debate, which cost $15,000 and brought out a full crowd to the Century Rooms in the Millennium Student Center.

Jennifer Siciliani, affiliate associate professor of psychology, moderated the event.

Before Gross, a youth pastor, gave his side first, he asked Jeremy, who has starred in more than 1,800 XXX films in a 27-year period, why Gross, himself, always goes first in debates.

“He’s on the attack, so he goes first. I like doing this for a living,” Jeremy said, explaining how anti-porn groups like Gross’ Web site, http://www.XXXChurch.com, are attacking the porn industry not the other way around.

Gross was introduced as a person who has struggled with porn addiction and is now helping others dealing with similar problems through his Web site, which claims to show the “truth about pornography.” Read more…

Related: 

Q&A with the Hedgehog a.k.a. Ron Jeremy

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  • 1 Mike Ferguson // Dec 6, 2007 at 9:20 am

    …yep.

    Your tax dollars, hard at work. (no pun intended).

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