Monthly Archives: August 2018
So, Xpose Hope, you know there are more than women in the adult industry right?
Of course! There are those who identify as female, male, and even some who don’t identify with a particular biological sex. Xpose Hope recognizes that the industry, and the world, is more than just female strippers.
That is why we have a men’s team to reach out to the male strip clubs, both straight and LGBTQ. That is why we love our drag queen friends. Because simply, Jesus loves everyone. And so do we!
You see, this is not new for the work of true believers. In the book of Acts, chapter 8, an apostle known as Phillip happened upon an Ethiopian court official. This man served Candace, the queen of the Ethiopians, as her overseer of the treasury. In those days, it was not uncommon for servants of royalty to be castrated, to create loyal servants without offspring of their own to want to see in power, so they would not ever overthrow the king or queen. The Bible tells us this treasurer was indeed, a eunuch. History tells us many, but not all eunuchs were homosexual.
So Phillip stops to talk to this man, because he sees he is reading the scriptures, looking confused. Phillip begins to explain this scripture to the eunuch: “He was led as a sheep to slaughter; and as a lamb before its shearer is silent, so he does not open his mouth. In humiliation His judgment was taken away; who will relate his generation? For his life is removed from the earth.”
So quickly does this amazing man believe that he sees water alongside the road and asks “Look! Water! Is there any reason I can’t be baptized?”
Did Phillip say, “Well, you have to leave your job” or “I’m sorry, eunuchs are not welcome?”
He said, “If you believe with all your heart, let’s do it!”
The man replies, “I believe that Jesus Christ is God’s son!”
So Phillip pulls the chariot over and baptizes the man right there. This man, baptized on the side of a dusty African road, probably in a watering hole, is credited with beginning the Christian church in Ethiopia.
Because everyone is loved by God. He created us all. He came to reconcile us with all our hurts, habits and hang-ups to himself. Because he wants to hang out with us. He wants to do life with us. And that’s it.
And so, on a Saturday night downtown, you will see us pile out of cars—teams that enter into every type of adult entertainment club to say, “We love you.” Period. That’s it. Not everyone wants to hear about God. That’s okay. We just like you all. Some of us come from the industry. Others just have grown to love our friends in the clubs. We love to hear about their lives, to encourage them and to share about ours. We love their talent. We love their tenacity.
So, a special shout out to these amazing clubs: Stag (and Michael), CC Slaughters, Darcelle’s, Silverado, the former Embers! We love you. So does Jesus! If anyone tries to tell you differently, they have totally missed the message of the one who came to love us all!