Porn and Pancakes

By: Dave Spencer Email
By: Dave Spencer Email

This weekend Crossroads Christian Church will host a program called Porn and Pancakes, but some say the message officials want to get across is a lot different than it sounds.

This father's day weekend, a different kind of breakfast will be held at the Crossroads Church in Lexington.

Porn and Pancakes may sound a like an unappetizing combination, but if it grabbed your attention, that's by design. Organizers say the issue of porn is taboo and they want to get people talking about it.

Church officials say the method is an extreme way to catch people off guard and direct them to a place with information about what they're offering this weekend.

Associate Minister Greg Chandler says pornography addiction is a growing problem. He's inviting men age 11 and up for an open discussion on the subject.

There is also a website, The church makes no apologies for its methods of attracting people, a policy that has worked in the past.

In 2004, the Crossroads Church bought billboards with Skip X-Mas written on them. The goal was to encourage people to skip an annual x-mas party and give the money to the needy.

Chandler says more than 100 people have already bought tickets to the breakfast.

Organizers say since the porn for father's day site went up the church website has received several hundred more hits than normal.

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  • by Mona Location: Lexington on Jun 13, 2007 at 05:23 PM
    I have to say "way to go!!" As a memeber of Crossroads for over 5 years now, I can tell you, they know what issues we are facing as a community and as a church. Rest assured, this is not just a ploy to get the membership up. Crossroads truly cares about the community and this is an issue for both men and women. Those of you who disagree may want to check somethings out before you make judgements.
  • by Preston Location: Somerset on Jun 13, 2007 at 02:05 PM
    I appauld this church and their ministry. For Churches to be effective they have to "get their head out of the sand" and face the real issues just as jesus did. Jesus was a man that dealt with the common people on issues such as prostituttion and adultery. The mental health system is too taxed to deal with this overwhelming addiction. More churches need to follow in the lead even though it makes them uncomfortable.
  • by willneverbelieve Location: Clay CIty on Jun 13, 2007 at 02:05 PM
    Think about this... Why is something as beatiful as the naked body a sin? Why must we put stigmas on everything from words to nudity? Why can't we live without the close minded axioms of religion? If you look at all the hurt and pain in the world what is the root of genocide, terrorism, racism? It has always been religion. Whether it is muslim or christian? There has been so much bloodshed in the name of religion.. I have said enough.
  • by Chuck Location: Owingsville on Jun 13, 2007 at 01:12 PM
    Finally a church that is stepping up to the plate and taking on an issue that all should be concerned about. I'm thankful for them bringing some men face to face with the grim reality that this secret sin needs some accountability. Bravo!
  • by nancy Location: lexington on Jun 13, 2007 at 12:35 PM
    It's a great way of getting folks attention plus, speaking about a topic that most folks would be to embarrest, with fellowship!
  • by Jennifer Location: Whitesburg on Jun 13, 2007 at 12:12 PM
    I think that in the times we are living in now calls for people who are will to take a leap of faith, for Jesus Christ, to cause people to rethink God, I say good job to this church for a willingness to think out side the box
  • by Paula Location: Lexington on Jun 13, 2007 at 11:14 AM
    Thanks Crossroads for stepping up to the plate and addressing the issues that no one wants to talk about, yet is affecting so many families! I am proud to call Crossroads MY church.
  • by Chuck Location: Owingsville on Jun 13, 2007 at 10:01 AM
    WOW!! A church with guts!! It's high time the faith-based community step up and shed some light on a very dark subject. Porn is effecting and affecting our kids. Bravo, Crossroads! I love a church with moxy!
  • by Brian Location: Hazard on Jun 13, 2007 at 04:47 AM
    I think this is absolutley absurd. Why would you flirt with sin as they are doing? The BIBLE says to shun sin, not uphold it.
  • by anonymous Location: anonymous on Jun 12, 2007 at 09:12 PM
    what will they think of next?!?!?!? what ever happened to good 'ole preaching 'n good fellowshiping to "drag" in a crowd???
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