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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 06:33 AM
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Former Stripper & Porn Star Now Evangelical Christian (I Googled)


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RIVERSIDE, Calif. --Heather Veitch is not your typical evangelical Christian.

The 31-year-old married mother of two visits one strip club a month, paying for lap dances so she can talk to the strippers about God.

The Web site for the ministry she formed with two other women -- JC's Girls Girls Girls -- features glamour shots of the three that were taken by a porn film director.

The three attend porn conventions, where they pass out Bibles wrapped in T-shirts that read Holy Hottie.

Veitch's approach is based on experience: In the 1990s, she worked as a stripper and, she says, acted in a handful of soft porn movies. She plays up her sex appeal because adult industry workers relate to that, she said.

"I understand the culture of these girls. They respect that," said Veitch, whose work has received national and international media coverage.

In a posting on the ministry's Web site, Veitch said she was a successful Las Vegas stripper but inwardly feared that her lifestyle was a ticket to hell.

She began attending church, became a Christian, went to beauty school and got married. A year ago, she began reaching out to sex industry workers.

She has an ally in Matt Brown, her pastor at Sandals Church of Riverside. The 1,700-member Southern Baptist congregation is contributing $50,000 to her ministry this year.

"What good would it do to send the 'church lady' to an erotica convention?" Brown said. "She's going to get laughed out of the building."

Veitch said she doesn't keep track of how many strippers they successfully reach. Ultimately, she and Brown hope to offer alternatives, such as college scholarships, to women in the sex industry. But Veitch doesn't think the women should have to quit their jobs before entering a church.

"What we say to that is, 'Do we ask gluttons to stop eating too much before they come to church?' " Veitch said. "Sin is sin."

Her ministry partners include a part-time first grade teacher and a stay-at-home mother.

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TheBaldyMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 07:00 AM
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1. you think if I pray real hard she'll save one of those fallen women for me
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 07:06 AM
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2. 'Reaching out to sex workers'? That leaves a bit for the imagination...
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

She should stop the hair bleaching, it's gross.
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 07:40 AM
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3. Especially with that shade of fake/UV lamp tan.
That looks like a photo with seriously fucked up colour saturation, or something...her skin looks almost orange.
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Crazy Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 07:46 AM
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4. It's a gimmick, nothing more.
Edited on Tue Feb-21-06 07:46 AM by DaveTheWave
$50,000 in tax free money sure beats dancing in front of a bunch of losers who get off on putting dollar bills in your thong.
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Craig3410 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 07:46 AM
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5. I could make a joke involving the phrase "OH GOD!" "OH GOD!"
but I too sleep deprived.
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MemphisTiger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 07:48 AM
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6. I think this is a good thing. They believe in what they are doing
which is more than most people can say who go on oblivious to what is going on around them. I say "preach on sister".
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 08:28 AM
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7. So the church ponied up 50K for her to buy lap dances? nice.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 08:31 AM
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8. For $50k in lap dances, you'd do a few "Praise Jesus" too
think about it!
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