June 04, 2000 11:00am
Zealots Damn Porn at Erotica L.A.
by: Steve Nelson
(LOS ANGELES, CA) -- Erotica L.A., the convention that strives to bridge the chasm between the Adult Industry and mainstream America didn't go unnoticed by a small group of protestors who stood outside the L.A. Convention Center with signs the size of small billboards touting their favorite religious slogan and shouting damning epithets at the participants in order to save their souls.
Ron Miller, the event promoter, lawyer and constitutionalist, said, "It's a free country... I don't share their opinion but I respect their right to express it."
The incident presented a unique photo opportunity when the lovely Christi Lake and Jewel DeNile struck several provocative poses with the protestors as a colorful background.
Some of the phrases hurled by the protestors were, "You're wicked evil sluts, that's what you are!" "You're gonna get old, you're gonna get hairy, you're gonna get smelly and you're gonna turn into an old slut!" "I know most of you don't read the Bible because it doesn't have any pictures!" "Go home, go back to the closet!" "Get the hell out of Los Angeles!" "You make a little money at it like a whore, you die and go to hell!" The banter from the event participants was equally intelligent.
When asked if he would like to comment for a news article the most vocal protestor had this to say: "We are here to present the God of the Bible who's blood is not HIV positive, who's blood can give these people eternal life. We are here to warn these wicked perverts to get right with God; to get straight with God and this is their wake up call. Nothing complicated, something very simple that even a pervert that goes to a film convention like this can understand."
After L.A.P.D. arrived the protestors moved on to the Staple Center to protest the Laker game.