'Porn Pastor' Offers Love to Gays, Gluttons, Outcasts

The small, 79-member church calls the campaign of love "poison" and said in its review of the book that the authors, "offer this sappy-floppy-pretend-love for one reason only -- to make the bucks."

But, said Shirley Phelps Roper, mother of 11 and daughter of the church's pastor, Fred Phelps, their visit to the church was "awesome" because it highlighted the conflict due before the Biblical end of the world.

"The scripture calls it the quarrel of the covenant, the conflict that Cain and Abel had, and today it's alive and well and living on the earth," Phelps-Roper told ABCNews.com.

"It's a lying doctrine that God loves everyone and that you can live how you want and God will give over his will to you," she said. "There's not one word in the Bible that supports that lie. It's the doctrine of Satan in the Garden of Eden."

By her thinking, man has only two choices: "You either speak for God, or you speak for Satan, and there is no middle ground, only heaven and hell."

But Gross and Harper take the opposite tack. They want to "flip" the conventional "three-step approach to God."

According to their book, that starts with "belief."

"Essentially, if you believe the right things, it will lead to a change in behavior," they write. "When you have changed your behavior, you will be accepted by the church. Believe, behave, belong."

In their faith, "Jesus loves…now fill in the blank. Think of crooks and soccer moms, prostitutes and pastors, porn stars and CEOs. Jesus loves every single one of them.

"To Jesus we're all just people who need God to save us from the mess we are in and lead us to a better way."

Their tour reflects each chapter in the book: the Aug. 30 Westboro Baptist Church stop highlighted "God Loves the Religious."

On Sept. 30, they focus on "God Loves the Glutton" giving away 400 lunch buffets at a Las Vegas restaurant. On Oct. 7, Gross will engage in a friendly debate with friend and porn star Ron Jeremy at the University of Southern California.

In Detroit, home of the nation's highest unemployment rate, Gross and Harper will meet with the "disconnected," and help renovate a family home.

Demonstrating that "Jesus Loves the Crook," they will visit maximum-security Folsom State Prison in California to teach a chapel service.

The tour will wind up at the Atlanta Pride Festival in Georgia where they will apologize to gays for the way they have too often been treated by religious groups.

While they may not have found open converts, they say they have found friendship and rare moments of understanding.

"When Jesus reached out, it became contagious," said Harper. "People want to be around him."

As a result of Harper's pastoral work, he has become close to many with no religious leanings, including "Gay Joe."

"I have given this book to many of my friends who don't believe in Christ at all," said Harper. "'How does this sit with you?' I ask. They say, 'We like that you guys are addressing the core of our spirituality and not our sexuality.'"

As for Gross, he has become so comfortable with his friend, former porn star Ron Jeremy, that his two children, 4 and 6, call him, "Uncle Ron."

But does he ever worry that keeping company with porn stars might push him over to the dark side?

"Every day I see the devastation this causes," said Gross. "Marriages are destroyed and lives are wrecked at the consumer end. I tell Ron, "You always get high-fives and standing ovations.' In my shoes, it's not as glamorous."

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