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So What Is Strip Church?

A few posts back I wrote about an upcoming Nightline ABC story that I was part of, along with XXXChurch. That segment was rescheduled for this coming Friday. Some asked, “What is Strip Church?” Watch this video to find out (it’s just a little over 10 minutes long):


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Along with XXXChurch, I'm Supposed to Be On Nightline Tonight

EDITED TO ADD THIS:

I must have jinxed things with that who “so far no bump…” thing, because I received this email, which was sent to Craig Gross by Martin Bashir himself:

“They want to run the story on Dec 4th. Exec Prod. loves it but wants it for finale of dancing with stars.”

Last weekend I flew to Las Vegas to participate in a vision night with XXXChurch.  In the very near future, X3 plans to open Strip Church right on the ‘Vegas strip, and their vision is so unique Nightline wants to tell the world about it.

If you remember, the last time I was to appear on Nightline ABC we were bumped a few times by news from Hilary Clinton’s campaign.  So far today, nothing has bumped this segment that I know of. I’m not really sure how much footage they’ll use of me, but that’s really not very important… the vision of this new endeavor is what the world needs to see!

So.. tonight, turn on Nightline ABC and check it out!  Yahoo has your local television listings here.


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Along with XXXChurch, I’m Supposed to Be On Nightline Tonight

EDITED TO ADD THIS:

I must have jinxed things with that who “so far no bump…” thing, because I received this email, which was sent to Craig Gross by Martin Bashir himself:

“They want to run the story on Dec 4th. Exec Prod. loves it but wants it for finale of dancing with stars.”

Last weekend I flew to Las Vegas to participate in a vision night with XXXChurch.  In the very near future, X3 plans to open Strip Church right on the ‘Vegas strip, and their vision is so unique Nightline wants to tell the world about it.

If you remember, the last time I was to appear on Nightline ABC we were bumped a few times by news from Hilary Clinton’s campaign.  So far today, nothing has bumped this segment that I know of. I’m not really sure how much footage they’ll use of me, but that’s really not very important… the vision of this new endeavor is what the world needs to see!

So.. tonight, turn on Nightline ABC and check it out!  Yahoo has your local television listings here.


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Interview with Shirley from "God Hates Fags"

I’d rather not call anybody “whacked”, but it seems to me that the “God Hates Fags” people are about as close as one can get, and I don’t really know how to describe them any other way. These are the people who, amongst other things, picket the funerals of our soldiers. They receive a lot of media attention.

Craig Gross from XXXChurch interviews Shirley Phelps-Roper, the founder’s daughter.

The first several minutes of this podcast is a bunch of boring geek talk, but Shirley comes on to rile some feathers at the 14 minute mark (00:14:00). Enjoy! (or not)

I was surprised to learn that many of those in the group have advanced degrees, several being working lawyers. Interesting…


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Interview with Shirley from “God Hates Fags”

I’d rather not call anybody “whacked”, but it seems to me that the “God Hates Fags” people are about as close as one can get, and I don’t really know how to describe them any other way. These are the people who, amongst other things, picket the funerals of our soldiers. They receive a lot of media attention.

Craig Gross from XXXChurch interviews Shirley Phelps-Roper, the founder’s daughter.

The first several minutes of this podcast is a bunch of boring geek talk, but Shirley comes on to rile some feathers at the 14 minute mark (00:14:00). Enjoy! (or not)

I was surprised to learn that many of those in the group have advanced degrees, several being working lawyers. Interesting…


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Laura Ingraham Radio Show (Updated – Read Again)

Update:  Sunday, June 1, 2008
Craig and I received the following email earlier today:

From: Tom Elliott
To: Donny Pauling, Craig Gross
Date: Sun, Jun 1, 2008 at 3:48 PM
Subject: Tomorrow

Hey, guys –

Bad news. We’re going to have to take a rain check on tomorrow’s segment. I’m unable to provide a lot of detail, but the short story is that Laura will not be hosting the Laura Ingraham show for the foreseeable future. This just developed over the weekend, so I apologize for the late notice. Could someone please contact Ron, or should I? Whatever’s easiest. (I don’t have an email address, and don’t really want to bother him on a Sunday.)

I do hope we’ll still be able to air this segment; it likely will just have to wait a little while.

Thanks,

Tom

Tom Elliott
Executive Producer
The Laura Ingraham Show

This coming Monday (June 2nd) I’ll be on the Laura Ingraham Show along with Craig Gross and Ron Jeremy (the famous porn star). From the call I received last Tuesday, someone from the show saw the debate at Yale on Nightline ABC. From what I gather, this will be more of a discussion than a debate. I’m also told Laura is syndicated on more than 340 stations and has 6 million listeners. I haven’t checked those numbers for myself, but that’s a lot of people, people! 🙂

To see when Laura’s show broadcasts in your area, and on which station, click here.


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Please Vote For Heart Support

Heart Support, which is an online community support group for those struggling with various issues such as addiction, suicidal thoughts, depression, eating disorders, and other struggles, has been nominated for a Myspace Impact Award.

The winner of this award receives a sizable donation from Myspace. I’d like you to take 15 seconds of your time to go vote.

Click the graphic above or click here and vote for Heart Support.

Heart Support is a team up of several people you may already be familiar with, including XXXChurch.com and Jon Bell (for those who don’t know Jon, he’s author/pastor Rob Bell’s brother).

Vote, please!


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Ron Jeremy Likes Worship Music

I stumbled across this video over on Craig Gross’ blog. I gotta share it with you! Craig was traveling with Ron for the Porn Debate tour and writes:

So, we were catching up on things, sharing where we had been most recent and I mentioned that I was at a Christian conference the night before with a band. He then says….”I love that Christian Music.”

So, I had to pick up my camera and the rest is below.

We listened to the Chris Tomlin and Steve Fee albums cause I don’t have any Michael W. Smith on my Ipod or the Time Life worship album. I will try and track those down for our two debates next week. Look for Ron and I at a worship concert soon. I will make sure he stays awake.

Good stuff. And the ending is hilarious!


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XXXChurch: New Site & HackFest 2008

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The new xxxchurch.com site redesign has been launched. Click here to check it out. I had a blog called “the Industry” located on their site, but since I only updated it once every month or two Craig decided to simply link to this DonnysRamblings.com blog instead. Craig and I talked about having an RSS feed from here that would automatically repost articles to XXXChurch.com but I don’t see it so I guess that idea was scrapped. There are several new columns on the site written by numerous others so check it out. And leave them COMMENTS. Those of us who write really get a big kick out of your feedback. That means you’re reading. That means we’re not talking to ourselves.

HACKFEST – MONDAY, MAY 5, 2008

To explain what Hackfest is, I’ll quote Craig Gross:

Once a year we gather together and try and raise some money for the ministry. We do this by playing 100 holes of golf and none of us our golfers. Each of the staff will assemble a team. We’re playing 100 holes of golf in one day and the goal is to raise $25 a hole. You can start by sponsoring yourself at $1 a hole, that’s a $100 donation from yourself, then ask others to do the same. If that means getting 24 people to donate $1 per hole each, 5 people to donate $5 a hole, whatever… It’s up to you. You don’t have to collect the money. All you need is an address, phone or email from the person so we can contact them and collect. This is where those booklets will come in handy. ALSO, if you’re not living in the Grand Rapids area, we will fly you here, put you up and feed you.

Since I like to be flown in, put up, and fed, I’m looking for sponsors. I’m taking Craig’s advice and sponsoring myself for $1 per hole. Which means I’m invested a hundred bucks.

The goal is $25 per hole total, so I need 24 more sponsors at a buck a hole or… well, I’m sure you can do the math.

If you’d like to sponsor this hacker, please email me and let me know what address/phone number to put on file for XXXChurch to collect from later. I need your help, and so does XXXChurch.

Besides… I hear Rob Bell is going to be there. I want to golf with Rob. Really badly. And I’m not gonna stop buggin’ y’all until I’ve reached my sponsorship goal. Seriously.


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Don’t Call Craig Gross Fat!

From an email I received, sent by someone close enough to me to feel comfortable saying such a thing:

Each side was equally split. Each had one piece of eye candy and one fat guy.

Hee Hee. 🙂

Monique Alexander, Ron Jeremy, Craig Gross, Donny Pauling

Monique Alexander, Ron Jeremy, Craig Gross, Donny Pauling