From porn to prayer: could you date a former adult film star?

A popular porn star has given up the adult entertainment business, insisting that God has “changed me completely”.

Adult film star Austin Taylor (below), famed for her explicit videos with black men, took to her WordPress blog last month to explain that she had given up her porn career and changed her life, thanks to God.

Austin Taylor

“I can’t take credit for where my life is today,” Taylor wrote in her blog. “I owe it all to the LORD.  HE has changed me completely.”

Keen to allow people to get to know “the real me,” Taylor posted the following explanation of her life transformation.

“I disappeared off the grid completely. No more day to day posts and pictures of me half dressed surface any longer.  Those who knew AT, well THOUGHT they knew me only knew this outer shell of my physical being not the real me, Amanda.  So who is “Amanda” you ask??  I am a women, a mother, a daughter, a friend and a deep thinker.  I love my family especially my son.

real me

“I’ve lived the life of a single mother since day one.  I’m a Vegan, a certified personal trainer and a newly certified cycle instructor.  I love to cook, I love to laugh and most importantly I love to LOVE!  I have a lot of perspective about Life, GOD, love, family, parenting and relationships.  I am prepared to open up to you; the real me and I’m prepared for the good and the bad that will come with this blog.

She concluded: “I have no fear of others opinions of me. I have GOD by my side holding my hand. If I can touch one little girls heart maybe change one path for a young woman then everything I am going to tell you will be worth it. I am recreating a new me, the real me not the actress you all know.”

Faith

Taylor’s post was met with praise and admiration from several fellow bloggers, including one who replied:

“As a Pastor I find this re-invention of yourself you are going through deeply inspiring and admirable!”

Another posted: “God has always been with you and He’s leading you on this journey of discovery.”

But of course, there were also cynics who were unconvinced about Taylor’s transformation. Responding to the story on US site MediaTakeOut, one blogger posted: “She didn’t find jesus she found je’sus, it a Mexican man she’s now dating,” while another wrote: “She just probably realized she can’t keep a man with substance cus let’s be honest….who wants a pornstar as a wife that isn’t a pornstar himself?”

Reflecting on Taylor’s Christian conversion, one blogger wrote:

“Unfortunately it’s going to be worse for you now becoming a Christian while all of your sexual exploits are out for everyone to freely see, you’re going to be preaching that gospel stuff on twitter, facebook and instagram and they’re going to be sending you links to your “work” in the past.

“You may have begun to wash away those sins in your everyday life but those sins on internet/film will NEVER wash away.”

The situation got us thinking: Could you embark on a relationship with a woman/man who had a pornographic past?

Past present future

Could you see beyond the person’s former sexual exploits or do you think you would somehow always be reminded of their past? Tell us what you think.

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. . says:

    It is what is your heart that matters more. The past will always follow you because it is human nature to critique. If someone is trying to change for the better and continues to try to do good then that is all that matters. Dating someone who has had multiple sex partners is not a problem for an educated Christian man who loves God as long as the other person know shares those christian values. Anyone who thinks otherwise is a hypocrite and not a good follower of Jesus.

  2. Prudence Bindlestiff says:

    Reblogged this on Prudence Bindlestiff.

  3. travis tremayne says:

    One should not be overly judgemental. Does it make one person better than another just because their exploits were carried out in secret? The people who truly have the most questionable character could probably not have done what they’ve done in public, nor been as forthcoming about the changes they propose to make. Jesus travelled in some pretty sketchy circles, are you better than him?

  4. David Smith says:

    I think a real Christian man can be a lover-friend to a woman seeking the Lord regardless of her past. If the Father can forgive us all of our sin, transgressions and iniquity, then a Christian man can do the same. Men are suppose to love their wives like Christ loves the church. As a single, Christian, professional man, I would be able to love someone with a past in porn.

  5. Anthony says:

    I dont think i can’t but im sure there’s people out there that wouldn’t mind and probably see the beauty in her…we aren’t all equal, we think differently we feel differently, we have different taste…it is what it is, i hope she does find someone who’d be able to accept her for who she is today and not who she was.

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