Of porn, Ron Jeremy and...Jesus?

Craig Gross, member of “xxxchurch.com,” explains his organization's goals and shines a light on its

XXXchurch.com started six years ago in Southern California to help students who needed help with the issues of pornography. Since we have grown into a ministry that helps both teens and adults. We help those who profess to being Christians, those who do not have a faith and those in the pornography industry.

We call ourselves “XXXchurch.com, The Number 1 Christian Porn Site.” We launched the website AVN Las Vegas, the largest pornography show in the world. We went to the root of the issue: the porn convention. We really did not know what it was going to be like at the show, would we get kicked out, will people even talk to us and what will we do if someone says they need help? That evening the top story on the eleven o’clock news in Las Vegas was Christians at a porn show. The local news crew had come out to the show and hands down said we were the most interesting group at the show. We were stunned.

Our organization took off from there. Fast forward six years and some incredible things are happening. Millions have visited our website to be encouraged and to get help with pornography. We offer a wide range of resources on our website for all people who deal of the issues of pornography, including men, women, spouses, teens and wives. Our vision is to bring hope to those effected by pornography. Our desire is to bring hope, healing and recovery to the church and society regarding these issues. We receive stories everyday from people who have found hope when moved away from pornography.

On XXXchurch.com we give away free accountability software that monitors where you go online and then sends any questionable websites to an accountability partner’s email address. It is called X3watch and is available for free. This software is a simple tool that pushes individuals to be accountable on the Internet. 500,000 people worldwide currently use the software to keep themselves accountable.

Many amazing advances in reaching those in the porn industry have happened in the last two years of our organization. We have had the opportunity to debate the most popular male porn star in history, Ron Jeremy, on university campuses across the United States and Canada on The Great Porn Debate Tour. We have been to porn conventions across the globe in Toronto, Los Angeles, Miami, London and Las Vegas. At these shows we hang out with people and hand out Jesus Loves Porn Stars Bibles, New Testaments. We have given out over 20,000 Jesus Loves Porn Stars Bibles in two years. People love them. We run out of Bibles at every porn show at which we are present.

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Scottish Parliament votes in favour of a second independence referendum

The UK government was quick to respond. 

The Scottish Parliament has voted for a second independence referendum by a margin of 10 votes on the eve of Westminster triggering Article 50. 

After hours of debate - postponed after last week's terrorism attack at Westminster - the MSPs voted 69 to 59 to back the First Minister's call to trigger Section 30 of the Scotland Act.

MSPs voted for a Green amendment which demands votes for 16 and 17-year-olds, but amendments by Labour, the Conservatives and the Lib Dems were defeated. 

Nicola Sturgeon took Westminster by surprise in early March when she announced she would be seeking a second independence referendum for Scotland to decide before it was "too late to choose a different path". 

The Scottish Parliament can vote to demand a second referendum, it still needs permission from Westminster to hold one. So far, the Prime Minister has refused to countenance one before Brexit. After the vote, Scottish secretary David Mundell reinforced this message, suggesting a vote could not take place until the 2020s. 

However, some unionists quietly fear that a tussle between Westminster and Holyrood over powers will only play in the nationalists' favour. 

Julia Rampen is the editor of The Staggers, The New Statesman's online rolling politics blog. She was previously deputy editor at Mirror Money Online and has worked as a financial journalist for several trade magazines.