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Ex-Gay Porn Star Jake Floyd 'Genesis' Returns to Catholic Church

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    Jake Genesis, whose real name is Jake Floyd, left the Oakland police force in 2010.
May 30, 2013|8:45 am

Jake Floyd, better known as "Jake Genesis," has retired from the porn industry. After less than a year, the life-long Roman Catholic has returned to his roots, swearing off the "hurt" his acting caused.

Following his decision to leave the gay porn industry, Floyd said, "I quietly deleted my Twitter account and my Facebook and Facebook Fan page." He also stopped posting on his website "and eventually had all the content removed." A fan-run Twitter account still exists, with the handle @JakeGenesisxxx, but Floyd has dropped completely off the map, and CP was not able to contact him for an interview.

Floyd's one remaining website, http://jakegenesis.com/, contains only his personal confession.

The confession begins with George Herbert's poem "Love," which focuses on God's forgiveness. It begins "LOVE bade me welcome; yet my soul drew back,/ Guilty of dust and sin." When Love asks "and know you not…Who bore the blame?" and invites the poet to "sit down…and taste my meat," the poet obliges.

After the poem, Floyd writes, "A few months ago at the height of my popularity, I quietly stopped filming in the adult entertainment industry." After recounting his withdrawal, he takes full responsibility for his actions.

"I was not forced, coerced, or tricked into doing pornography. I was not economically destitute or without other options. I had low self-esteem, I was depressed, I felt I had nothing to lose and I did not fear or care about the consequences of my actions."

"My choice was arrogant and it was selfish," he confessed. "I hurt my family. I hurt my friends. I hurt my brothers and former colleagues in the police department in which I served and the religious order of which I was a member."

Floyd even apologized to the viewers of his material. "I hurt the men with whom I filmed pornography through my participation in the industry and I hurt the countless people who have seen what I did and who will see it."

"With a contrite and broken heart I ask the mercy and forgiveness of those who were hurt by my involvement in the pornographic industry," he concluded.

After this confession, Floyd explained his view of the evils of pornography. "Pornography does violence to human spirit and, in its effort to display human sexuality openly, pornography perverts it." The practice also "destroys families and relationships and lives."

"Far from being a victimless act, pornography victimizes every single human being involved," he added. He listed "the victims of the adult entertainment industry": consumers, their families, "those involved in the production of pornography and, especially the models or actors."

Floyd compared it to a knife, cutting "deeply the innate dignity of the human person."

Nevertheless, Floyd expressed gratitude that he never recruited anyone to the industry. He advised anyone asking about "working in porn" "not to do it…ever."

"The porn industry will exploit you, it will chew you up and spit you out," he wrote. "Working in porn is hard for very little money. We are little more than prostitutes."

"It will also ruin your romantic life," he explained. "Everything becomes exponentially more complicated and having a truly healthy relationship that is fair and equal is almost impossible."

"Do something else. Do anything else," he concluded.

Following his confession and advice, Floyd recounted his present state in life. "I am on a very personal journey…of reconciliation, forgiveness, and redemption." He trusts in God's forgiveness, noting "through the ministry of the Church God's mercy is infinite and His love without limit."

He also included the link to this article on pornography by Catholic Answers blog's Matt Fradd. Fradd lays out an argument that defends the goodness of sex, the reasons why porn is not just a men's issue, and the stunning revelation that "porn stars don't enjoy what they do."

Source URL : http://www.christianpost.com/news/ex-gay-porn-star-jake-floyd-genesis-returns-to-catholic-church-96920/