Monday, November 19, 2012

Ex-Gay Porn Star Stands Up for Shelley Lubben


 
I don’t like to get into boxing matches with people, but friends are very dear to me. And Shelley Lubben is a friend. I read several negative accounts about her that have been posted on the Internet, before I even contacted Shelley, and they only made me more resolute in my opinion that this is a good Christian woman: for if you are doing the Lord’s work, many (if not most) people are not going to like you. From my first dealings with Shelley, she has been a true instrument of Christ. She pours out herself to those that reach out for help. This makes her incredibly vulnerable, therefore open to attack. I first met Shelley, and her stalwart husband Garrett, at a San Francisco porn/lifestyle convention, where Shelley and her team were ministering. Well, you can often tell a person’s character by the company they keep, and Shelley’s Pink Cross volunteers are all first-rate: extremely genuine, giving, and humble servants of God. They treated me like one of their own. When Shelley arrived she was fighting a pretty serious illness, but she never complained nor let it slow her down. She just gave of herself. As for any financial irregularities or greediness on this woman’s part: all I saw her do was hand away everything she had: books, cds, gifts, inspiration jewelry, and of course prayers. I didn’t see her make a dime, in fact I was a bit taken-a-back at how extremely generous she was. Shelley also interviewed me that night. Shelley does take charge; although she is never bossy or unkind. She interrupted a lot, but she was guiding and teaching me on how to give a good interview. I learned a tremendous amount, and I thanked her. Shelley can come on strong, but I recognize her passion. Lastly, I had a few drinks with Shelley and the rest of the Pink Cross gang. It was a great moment of sharing food, wine, and friendship. I grew-up in a rich traditional atmosphere of celebration around the table, so I felt at home with Shelley and her friends. Ex-porn stars do not have to be prudes. We love God, but we also love the life that He gave us. Like myself, Shelley is part Italian and we like to express our joy; and sometimes our sadness. She is an open book. As I said before, this sincerity is risky and can often be exploited and ridiculed by others. But I admire Shelley because she does take that leap of Faith. God bless you Shelley. With great love: Joseph.

2 comments:

  1. Aw, thank you SO much for this. You put it into words that I quite couldnt. Thank you for being so wonderful! Prayers! :)

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  2. She is blessed to have you as a friend. T. W.

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