by Carol Chapman Stertzer
Two brothers in Florida were channel surfing a few months ago when they
came across Life Today With James Robison on Christian television. That night Robison was
talking about how pornography can destroy a marriage.
The evangelists words caught the attention of brothers Mike and
Steve Lane because they had launched a pornographic magazine and Web site. For the next
few days they watched Life Today and finally called the phone number on the screen for
prayer. After speaking with a prayer counselor, they decided to get out of the porn
"James Robison came across as someone who is real," Steve
Lane said. Robison later invited the brothers to appear on a January 1999 show with Tonya
Flynt-Vega, daughter of porn publisher Larry Flynt. Tonya is a Christian now and travels
the country telling about the dangers of porn and how it damaged her life
The Lane brothers, former admirers of Flynt, told Robison that they
turned down a contract for national distribution of their magazine after viewing his show.
Because of their extensive knowledge of the porn world, the Lanes have decided to crusade
against the adult entertainment industry, possibly with Flynt-Vega.
Raised in church, the Lanes said they grew cold toward God because of
the hypocrisy they observed. They also said they were exposed to porn at a young age.
Reprinted by permission, Charisma Magazine.