JC's Girls is an Evangelical Christian women's organization in the
United States whose members preach the gospel to female workers in the
sex industry. The group does not focus upon conversion but rather on
communicating its message that Christians exist who are not judging
female sex workers and are willing to accept them. Now based at The Rock
Church in San Diego, the organization was founded in 2005 at Sandals
Church in Riverside, California by Heather Veitch (pictured), a stripper
for four years before becoming a Christian and leaving the sex industry
in 1999. Terry Barone, spokesman of the California Southern Baptist
Convention, said that JC's Girls members "are doing what Jesus
did ... He ministered to prostitutes and tax collectors." Criticism of
the organization has focused on the way that members dress and the fact
that they do not explicitly encourage women in the sex industry to quit.
Philip Sherwell of the Calgary Herald called the evangelism of JC's
Girls "America's most unusual Christian outreach operation".
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Caesarion, possibly the son of Julius Caesar, became the last
king of the Ptolemaic dynasty of Egypt, ruling jointly with his mother
The British Royal Navy began their bombardment of Copenhagen to
capture the Dano-Norwegian navy.
White miners in Rock Springs, Wyoming, US, attacked Chinese
immigrants, killing at least 28 Chinese miners and causing approximately
US$150,000 in property damage.
On the deck of the United States Navy battleship Missouri in
Tokyo Bay, representatives from the Empire of Japan and several Allied
Powers signed the Japanese Instrument of Surrender, formally ending
World War II.
Transnistria unilaterally declared its independence from what
was then the Moldavian SSR of the Soviet Union, but it remains only a
partially recognised state.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (intransitive, rare) To come together at a common centre.
2. (transitive, rare) To bring together at a common centre.
3. (transitive, rare) To condense, to concentrate.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
More is given to us than to any people at any time before; and,
therefore, more is required of us. We have made, and still are making,
enormous advances on material lines. It is necessary that we
commensurately advance on moral lines. Civilization, as it progresses,
requires a higher conscience, a keener sense of justice, a warmer
brotherhood, a wider, loftier, truer public spirit. Falling these,
civilization must pass into destruction. It cannot be maintained on the
ethics of savagery.