Crissy Moran: “God IS Love”
“The threats come not just from individual predators but also from a well-organized adult entertainment industry. It is an Evil Empire that attracts young, broken women with the prospect of attention and the allure of fast easy money.” (Psych. Mike Adams)
In 2006, Moran became a devout Christian and quit working in the sex industry. After retirement, she began speaking out and appearing in national media projects addressing the harms of pornography, human sex trafficking, and the exploitation of women and children.
Adult film career
Moran’s career in the sex industry began in the fall of 1999 with her first pornographic photo shoot. At the time, she was working at a local Hooters restaurant in Jacksonville, Florida. However, she felt that the environment became degrading and she began seeking employment elsewhere. She left Hooters and began working in a variety of other jobs which included a local retail store, the County Clerk of Courts, and the Supervisor of Elections office.
Her first nude pictures were published online. Her first hardcore photographs were published in 2000 on an adult internet website. She was featured in the 2001 Castrol Oil calendar and appeared in Low-rider magazine prior to her forays into web design. She subsequently opened her pay website, “Club Crissy” Originally, her pictures were mostly soft-core in nature; as the years progressed, she expanded into hardcore heterosexual and lesbian pictorials, the use of sex toys and fetishism, including bondage.
One day, after posting bikini photos of herself on the Internet, she received email responses that led to her modeling in Miami and Los Angeles for Playboy and Hustler. She found greater financial success through establishing her own online pornography site. After moving to California, she eventually performed in over 40 mainstream porn films.
It was reported that Moran was making nearly $15,000 each month through her work in the porn business, along with receipts from her successful Web site. However, in October 2006, she became a Christian and announced that she was leaving the sex industry… saved by Jesus.
I grew up in Jacksonville, Florida and lived there most of my life. When I was in my early 20’s I decided, spur of the moment, to move across the country to San Diego, CA. From there I moved to Las Vegas and then to where I reside today in Los Angeles.
“I made great money and more than I ever have in the time I have been in the business. It’s not about the money people … it’s about God convicting my heart.”
I worked in the adult sex industry as a porn star for 6 years. I left the adult business on October 6, 2006 when I made a public declaration to my fans. [Crissy’s first step on the path of righteousness] —From that point on I didn’t take any more money from the website which was my main income, I didn’t shoot another nude photo, or do another movie. Unfortunately, my past will always be there. Part of being involved in such a business involves signing your rights away to companies and websites. They have a business to run and realize that sooner or later girls will want out so they have their bases covered from a business sense. That is the hardest thing for me at the moment because I have completely turned my life around but yet my past will forever haunt me. I do know however that what satan has meant for evil, God can use for good. As bad as it might be I know it has led many to see my testimony. My goal now is to use my old broken life to reach out to others and help encourage other people who have struggles and let them know you can overcome them.
There are so many people who are hurting and in pain and don’t see a way out. Even as I go through my own recovery, there are times when I can’t see myself but I know with God by my side I can do all things for when I am weak, He is strong!
I am currently serving with a ministry called-“Treasures”, which is a non-profit that goes into strip clubs and brings gift bags with little goodies in it for the girls and a little card letting them know that they are LOVED. If it weren’t for people reminding me that God loved me while I was in pornography I would still be involved so I see this mission as being an amazing opportunity to share HIS love with others who may have never even heard. A lot of these women’s lives are much like my own – sexual abuse, physical abuse, broken families, and drugs. I know I would do or try anything to fill that empty spot in my heart.
Please take time to visit Treasures to learn how you can also get involved. Treasures is a non-profit and works solely from donations of all kinds from monetary to gifts for the gift bags. They also organize fund raisers throughout the year.
It is my personal desire for Treasures to grow to a point of having the resources to reach out to the porn industry, prostitutes, and abused women. –Crissy
FROM: Blog Entry –Crissy Moran (10/06/06)
“I have been feeling very sad for girls who are in porn who are strung out on drugs, their souls are lost, and they are doing unimaginable things with whomever and waking up one day and wondering where their lives went or even worse ending up dead. I have been reading gossip forums for a couple of years and I also know some of these girls that porn is destroying.
I have been in porn for 6 years and I have witnessed first-hand a gorgeous woman’s looks fade along with her soul. It really breaks my heart. A lot of you don’t know what goes on behind the scenes. You guys know I didn’t do a lot of what I am speaking of because I stuck to the softer side of porn (seems weird to say that).
The thing is even girls who do the softer side of porn sometimes lose themselves. Some become strippers and a lot of girls who do the softer stuff escort. Many of the girls have been victims of abuse sometime in their lifetime and are just looking for love and acceptance (like me).
My eyes were recently opened to the total destruction porn does. Not only does it hurt the girls in the business but it hurts you the consumer. Porn does not discriminate. Sex/porn addiction is preventing many people from finding true happiness in their lives. I know because I have spoken to so many of you through the years by email and message exchanges. Many of you spoke to me about your wives, your loneliness, your dreams, and many of you looked to me for all the answers. I always tried to be careful when answering because I always realized that you are a person just like me who wants love and acceptance. I have gone through times when the guilt was so bad I just didn’t answer at all hence my many hiatuses. This will be the last time I leave all of you hanging.
Many of you know that my boyfriend and I broke up a couple of months ago but don’t know why. I will explain some of that at a later time. Let’s just say the effects of the adult business took a hit on my personal life. I have decided that I want to be free from all of the guilt now. I am making great money doing what I do but the money is not making me happy. I have moved into my own place now for the first time all alone and have decided I want out of the business. I have so much more to offer to the world than my looks and body. These things will fade. I want to experience true real life happiness.
I know a lot of you will think I have lost my mind but I think that will only be the ones of you who never really knew me. I have decided to go back to my one true love who is Jesus. You may or may not believe in him and well I am not here to judge you. I am just here to share with you my story if you are willing to listen. My website is still up for now and I have yet to discuss these things with my webmasters. I am not sure what will happen in that respect. I am looking for legal counseling and any help I can get. It will be gone soon enough though. I will be posting here on my myspace page everything going on in my life until then. I ask you to forgive me for entering into your lives and stripping you from the more important things in life like finding true love, happiness, and your families”.