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Porn meets religion at Exxxotica convention in Fort Lauderdale

 

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While Teen Mom-star-turned-porn-actress Farrah Abraham may be the most popular attraction at the Exxxotica convention this weekend in Fort Lauderdale, there’s a new kid on the block of booths with hardcore DVDs, porn actress autographs, erectile help and S&M whips.

There’s the booth of BeLoved, a new Miami Beach church that ministers to those who work in the sex business.

Manned by half a dozen Christians who promise not to judge, the booth adorned with its “Jesus loves porn stars” logo was seeing a steady flow of conventioneers during Friday’s packed opening night.

“Look at how many people are at this convention,” said pastor Timothy Savage, whose ex-stripper wife founded the ministry. “It’s proof that western culture has fully embraced the medium of porn. It’s not going anywhere.

“So, it makes sense to minister to it instead of fighting it.”

Savage’s faithful, up to 40, gather at 8 a.m. Sundays at the Miami Tattoo Co. parlor on Washington Avenue for prayer and nondenominational fellowship. Most work in strip bars and may stumble into his services straight from the job.

“Our message is that Jesus loves everybody, even porn stars and strippers and swingers. We’re not encouraging anyone to quit what they’re doing.”

This, however, doesn’t mean that Savage and his followers condone what goes on in porn, strip bars or massage parlors.

A former hip-hop DJ and frequent brothel visitor, Savage calls those who leave the sex industry “survivors.”

“As in everything that’s pleasurable, there are addictions involved,” he said.

Riley gets served

Miami Heat boss Pat Riley was served a subpoena before Thursday’s Heat-Indiana Pacers NBA playoff game at American Airlines Arena.

Heat staffers seem to have changed their attitude drastically after Gossip Extra’s report that team representatives had blown off a process server with paperwork for an upcoming trial involving Heat guard Dwyane Wade.

“I guess the Heat read [The Herald’s] story,” said process server Chris Yeoman of Gotcha Legal Services. “We figured we’d try it again, and we went back to the arena.

“This time, their lawyer came out and was very nice and polite and accepted service for Riley. Everything suddenly became very easy.”

Last week, the process server said, in-house lawyer Raquel Libman wouldn’t accept. The subpoena is for Riley to testify in a mid-June trial to determine the division of marital assets between Wade and ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches.

House getting Trumped?

South Florida’s most expensive single family house could meet a wrecking ball sometime soon.

Yep: The 33,000-square-foot Palm Beach waterfront digs that Doral Golf Resort & Spa owner Donald Trump sold in 2008 for a record $95 million is expected to be leveled by the end of the year.

“It’s one of the plans we’re considering,” said the 6.8-acre property’s manager, David Lifson.

The proud owner of the house, which has a ballroom, a full-sized art gallery and a 500-foot beach, is Russian oligarch Dmitry Rybolovlev. He’s rumored to have stayed at the joint one time.

Said Trump of the property: “I don’t care about the house. I bought it for $41 million, put in $3 worth of paint and gave it a good cleaning — and I sold it for the highest price ever.”

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