Anti-Porn Ministry Plans AEE Prayer Vigil
Ex-stripper leads Christian outreach effort
Posted Jan 04th, 2008 10:47 AM by Peter Warren
— Beauty From Ashes Ministries, Inc., a non-profit organization endeavoring to "reach and rescue women, men and children involved and/or associated with the adult entertainment and/or sex industry" [according to its website
] plans round-the-clock prayer in Las Vegas next week throughout the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo for those attending.
Joining forces with the International Church of Las Vegas, Beauty From Ashes invites all fellow "Prayer Warriors" available to unite with them in "this dark and spiritually corrupt environment to directly share Christ with those attending and working at this event.
"These mighty men and women absolutely need constant prayer coverage for every moment of this operation," its call to arms continues. "To this end, we are organizing a 24-7 prayer vigil for the entire four days. We are asking people to sign up for 15 minute blocks, starting on January 8th at 7 p.m., continuing on until January 12th at 11:59 p.m."
Based out of Ft. Myers, Fla., Beauty From Ashes was founded by Julie Taylor Shematz, a former stripper. This is the group's second outreach trip to AEE.
"If you want to praise," its summons reads, "come on down, cause this freak show is leaving the ground!"