the circular runner

Porn in the Bible Belt…

In observations on July 8, 2010 at 10:12 pm

I shouldn’t be surprised. Sex is natural, after all. But that saying, rightly or wrongly, I assume comes out of more liberal mouths. I’m vacationing in the Southwest, and yesterday, on a marathon leg of the trip from Santa Fe to Dallas I kept seeing the weirdest thing. On Highway 287, a road lined with “Jesus Saves” and towns where the only structures are churches and burger stands, every once in a while, there would be these porn shops. Literally, there would be fields and cows and then a neon XXX would shine in the distance.

I’m not being smug here. I don’t get any joy from seeing what I already know. Call it sin, or call it being human, or call it something else. My true hope is that the good people of all those churches who believe in Jesus’ saving power believe that Jesus looks after everyone–even the lonely souls who wander into a well lit, tiny store in the heart of Texas.

Lonely Place for Lonely Texans

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