Shelley Lubben Confronted by Her Brother During Disastrous PornHarms Webcast

On April 20 & 21, 2012, Shelley Lubben appeared on a pair of PornHarms webcasts which were unmitigated disasters by any metric. Not only did the worldwide webcasts net no more than 30 viewers apiece, nearly half of those viewers consisted of Lubben's own Pink Cross cult members (including Jan Meza and Heather Jabornik), Morality In Media/PornHarms employees (including Dawn Hawkins), her critics (including her brother, Chris Moore), and even her own father, whom she has trashed in her fictionalized life story.

Lubben repeatedly asked for questions from viewers, but refused to answer any of the good ones -- such as when her brother asked, "Why didn't you mention all the love our parents showed you in your book?",  "I'd like to know if God was serious when He said 'Honor thy father and mother'?" and "Why won't you let your kids talk to their grandparents?"
Read the comment threads from the bottom up.

Lubben was furious about the disastrous webcasts, and decided to exact revenge on her brother, Chris, by interfering in his marriage.
Two days later, Chris reported:
I’ve seen acts of desperation from my sister Shelley before but this is a whole new level. The message below was sent to my in-laws last night over FB. The funny thing is, she sent one copy to my sister-in-law on accident, who was kind enough to forward it to me. Michael Whiteacre sex trafficks women??? lol
Dear Xxxx,
I know you to be a good Christian woman and I am kindly asking you to speak with your son in law about sabotaging my ministry. My name is Shelley Lubben, the daughter of Dennis and Sally Moore. This week is Porn Harms National Awareness Campaign where the top anti-pornography ministries get together and raise awareness about the harms of pornography and sex trafficking. During this campaign I did two LIVE stream online video discussions talking about the severe harms of sex trafficking in pornography and my brother Chris Moore interrupted each talk by posting hateful comments. Many of the people who were in the video chat to receive help told me Chris was such a major distraction that they felt they could not receive help. I have been patient with my brother as he attacks me viciously publicly but now he has gone too hurting people we are trying to help. It’s one thing if he wants to speak out about me publicly but it’s another to come into our video discussion and sabotage our work. Could you imagine if I went to Arlene’s work of Chris’s work and sent in vicious emails or made phone calls to their bosses to complain about Arlene or Chris? A true Christian would never act this way. I am hoping you, a godly woman will speak to Chris. I realize he is angry with me but to interrupt our campaign and my place of work while we are trying to help millions of people recover from the harms of pornography is unacceptable. I prayed about how to handle this in love and felt the LORD would have me reach out to you and your husband. I am truly sorry you even have to be involved with our family problems. But any help you can give in this situation is greatly appreciated. Many blessings on your family, Shelley Lubben
I also want to add that Chris has partnered with a well known pornographer and atheist Michael Whiteacre to sabotage my ministry. This man has followed me here in my home town and has made death threats against my family. I tried to warn my brother but he will not listen. I also tried to warn my parents but they have been influenced by my brother to associate with this pornographer. I can send you any proof you want to show that my brother is definitely consorting with a pornographer. I have proof of all of this. I understand Chris is mad with me but to partner with a man who is paid by the porn industry to sabotage my ministry and who sex trafficks women is unacceptable. I hope you can talk some sense into my brother. I very much still love him and want reconciliation. Through Christ, all things are possible. Thank you for taking time to read this. Shelley
Feel free to call me at 6617063XXX to discuss this matter. Thank you xxxx and xxxxxx for your time.

Naturally, Lubben's letter was full of lies: Whiteacre is neither an atheist nor a pornographer, has never followed her in Bakersfield or anywhere else, has never made death threats, and is not paid by the porn industry. And of course, Lubben's ridiculously over-the-top attempt at manipulating her brother's in-laws failed.

Train Wreck: Shelley Lubben at the Cambridge Union Debate

Watch Shelley Lubben crash and burn at the February 17, 2011 Cambridge Union debate on pornography. Absolutely jaw-dropping

A crestfallen Shelley Lubben leaves the podium as an angry Gail Dines glares at the pro-pronography debaters.
A crestfallen Shelley Lubben leaves the podium as an angry Gail Dines glares at the pro-pronography debaters.

From the local news coverage of this debate:
When Ms Lubben took to the floor, arguably the headline act, her passion and anger hid her argument. The audience did not react well to this.
Resting on the lectern, her high-heeled shoe subconsciously beating on the floor, her impassioned attack on the porn industry strayed from the academic debate.
“There is nothing funny or glamorous about this industry," she said. "Pornography doesn’t do a good public service because it is lying to you. I have the evidence. It’s lying to you. It’s modern day slavery."

And with that, the Cambridge students voted for porn.

An official Pink Cross statement on the debacle illustrated that Lubben had learned nothing from the experience:
Cambridge University made their choice for porn over Jesus Christ. There was a time when that would have been unthinkable or shocking, but those of us who have been personally effected [sic] by the pornification of society know its lies are seductive and we are no longer shocked. Instead, we are anguished and we are grieving. Another shining city on a hill has been swept over by the tidal wave of pornography.

A full examination of the Cambridge Union debate, including interviews and commentary from debaters and audience members, will be included in a forthcoming episode of The Devil and Shelley Lubben.

Shelley Lubben's brother tells her "I don’t believe a word that comes out of your mouth"

It’s my understanding you contacted mom yesterday through email to warn her of a ‘dangerous’ pornographer who is ‘stalking’ you? It’s also my understanding you are claiming he threatened your life? Do you have any documented proof to substantiate your claims – dangerous, stalking, threatening life? If so, please forward it to me so I can see it for myself.
I need to correct you on a few things.
1) I didn’t fall for anything. 2) Michael Whiteacre didn’t contact me. 3) I contacted him. 4) I do not have a partnership with him, support pornography, did not sign a contract, receive payment or been given any special gifts or incentives. 5) My intent is to provide factual information of your past, our parents and my experience as your brother. This is information you have almost entirely left out of your book, tv interviews and Internet documentation. 6) I have made it very clear to Michael that I do not support pornography but I do support the truth being made public since so much untruth has been spread by you.
You are using a Christian platform to spread lies about our parents and your past so it seemed only fitting for me to use a secular one to spread the truth.
I want you to know that I am not ‘mad’ at you, I am furious with you. I’m not the one ‘dragging’ our whole family into the public spotlight. You have done an excellent job of that yourself. I have spoken many times to this man over the phone and he is not a psychopath. If anything he works with porn but he is coherent and concise in all of the information he gives; I cannot say the same about you. I have seen numerous videos of you on youtube where you are incoherent and belligerent. It is very reminiscent of the way you were 20 years ago.
I’m sorry Shelley but I don’t believe a word that comes out of your mouth. This is not because I’m being influenced by a ‘psychotic pornographer’. I have known you my entire life and you are a master manipulator. You once said I was ‘secretly jealous of you’—you don’t know how wrong you are. I feel sorry for you and hope one day you get the help you so desperately need.
Originally published October 6, 2011 at:

The Heresies of Shelley Lubben

Does Lubben's spiel sound familiar?

Lubben praying at her "altar"

Trailer: The Devil and Shelley Lubben, episodes 5 & 6

Porn Star Cancer Patient Robbed and Exploited by Shelley Lubben

Interview and Video by Michael Whiteacre

Shelley Lubben Thinks She's a Prophet; Prays With An 8-foot Staff

Shelley Lubben: Woman of God and Owner of Signed Boobs

Anti-porn advocate Shelley Lubben has her surgically enhanced breast signed by porn star Ron Jeremy

On the night of April 26, 2011, while her husband, Garrett, was home in Bakersfield, Christian anti-porn evangelist Shelley "the rebel prophet" Lubben attended a Burbank Porn Star Karaoke (PSK) benefit clad in an extremely revealing strapless dress. Witnesses reported that Lubben made an inordinate number of trips to the ladies room, and acted intoxicated and manic.
Blotto in Burbank

A photographer caught Lubben having her surgically enhanced breast signed by Ron Jeremy, the hirsute porn legend famous for being able to suck his own penis, outside the bar’s toilet – and later that night she placed the winning auction bid for a “date” with him. One witness at PSK reported, “There was something decidedly WRONG with her that night. She bid $400, then $500, then $600 on the Ron Jeremy date without intervening bids.”

Cell phone videos from that night showed Lubben dancing lasciviously, and hanging on Jeremy outside Sardo’s Bar with her pupils dilated.

Check out Lubben's stripper hair moves:

Adult performer Michelle Avanti blows the whistle on Shelley Lubben's Pink Cross Foundation scam

Interview and video by Michael Whiteacre
Director of photography: Alex Shebanow

Ex-porn star Michelle Avanti reveals what it's REALLY like inside the Pink Cross Foundation -- and why she needed recovery from her involvement in Shelley Lubben's so-called "recovery organization."

Pink Cross Foundation's now shuttered "recovery" program featured NO licensed staff, and no real resources. The drinking of alcohol and use (or abuse) or prescription medications was permitted (and allegedly encouraged) within the walls of the "Recovery Home", and both men and women lived under the same roof in this supposed Christian recovery program.

Interview by Michael Whiteacre

Lubben Family Values

It never gets old with Shelley Lubben. The latest is her “look how great my family is / give me money” Christmas letter to her inner circle.
When you read it, it’s hard to tell it was written by a alleged felon/scam artist who preys on Christian people and leads a double life as a porn loving anti porner with a pill and booze problem.
My favorite part of this boastful, downright bizarre, 2012 holiday letter is where Shelley Lubben of Pink Cross Foundation talks about taking her 12 to 13 year old 8th grader and her school friends toilet papering…
“We believe XXXXXXXX’s favorite time with friends is when they spend the night and they make Mommy take them toilet papering”
I know what you’re thinking – Sean, it’s only toilet papering. For the most part, I agree. When I was in high school I toilet papered houses all the time. Of course I didn’t take my 8th grade brother with me and I wasn’t a Christian Crusader using my holier than thou shtick to scam people out of cash. Oh, and I was never accused of defacing private property by two eye witnesses, either…

So here we have Dr. Shelley Lubben (LOL) not only teaching her kid that vandalism is cool, but brainwashing little Suzy from next door as well. Now I don’t know about you, but before the neighbors take my kids out to commit property crimes, I like the courtesy “Hey, Sean, I’m taking your kids over to the Vivid building for some quality crime time” phone call.
I’m sure Shelley Lubben loves her kids. Below is Mrs. Lubben teaching her kids about human anatomy, with Professor Ronald Jeremy assisting.

Clearly, Lubben is getting her clavicle signed. If it wasn’t her clavicle it would be considered lying and I’m sure Lubben would never lie to her children. That wouldn’t be very Christian-y.
Did I ever tell you about the time I took my kids to AEE to meet porn stars? No? Yea probably because it would never happen.
Anti porner and all around great mom Shelley Lubben thinks it's ok to bring minors to porn events. She took her kids to “Porn Stars for Puppies.” Now, granted my expertise lies elsewhere, but I think if you take your kids to an event called “Porn stars for Puppies,” they may run into porn stars.
I will leave you with a great video by Jordan Owen on Shelley Lubben: Family Values Advocate


Shelley Lubben: Accidentally a Whole Self-Published Memoir

Video by Jordan Owen

Eyewitness: Shelley Lubben Vandalized Vivid Entertainment HQ

According to an eyewitness, in May of last year, Shelley Lubben of the scandal-plagued  anti-porn group Pink Cross Foundation vandalized the sign outside of Vivid Entertainment headquarters while drunk and high on prescription pills.
Tania Fiolleau of the Vancouver-based Save the Women Ministry recently emailed a letter to Vivid, explaining that in May 2012, following a dinner with the other keynote speakers for the Preventing Abuse Foundation , she saw Lubben vandalize the sign. In her letter to Vivid Entertainment, Fiolleau wrote:
I got a ride [to the dinner] with Shelley Lubben and this was the first time I met her. After the dinner, she was giving me a ride back to the hotel with her assistant. She stopped by [a] fast food place and grabbed paper toilet seat covers, katsup and mustard packets and other stuff. She then pulled over and vandalized your sign.
According to Fiolleau, Lubben was laughing about her vandalism as Fiolleau sat in the back seat of Lubben’s Suburban in shock:
I was praying for her to stop and I was very upset she was doing this and she justified it by saying you guys destroy young girls lives. She painted your sign with lipstick and other stuff like catsup, paper etc and went to town on it and then took multiple photos of her posing in front of it sticking up the middle finger. I told her she was breaking the law and that she should be a good example if she wants to win people to the Lord instead of make enemies and ruin the sign….
I interviewed her once for my show but I took her videos down as I do not endorse her at all. Although I am against porn, I never judge nor 
would I ever slam the industry or the people like she does. It’s wrong and I love everybody. We are all equal.
A recent TMZ video of Vivid’s Steve Hirsch speaking in front of the sign clearly shows the remnants of the vandalism – including the words “Love Shelley”  
Shelley Lubben Of The Pink Cross Commits Another Crime
Steve Hirsh, with Shelley Lubbens Graffiti behind him
According to Fiolleau, she was fearful of speaking out because she has learned how vindictive Lubben can be and didn’t “want any wicked backlashes from Shelley. I feel she is very dangerous…. I’ve experienced bullying from her when I confront her on her behavior and I simply believe that she is a bad representation of Christianity.”
I just thought Steve might want to know it was her that did this terrible act. I never said anything because I was afraid she would retaliate and try to destroy me publicly, but I just had it on my heart so much that you guys need to be careful of her.
Over the last two years, Lubben has come under heavy criticism, most notably from adult performers such as Savannah Jane,  who claim Lubben exploited them for her own profit, then retaliated against them when they dared speak out.
Yesterday, Fiolleau added on Facebook,
I witnessed Shelley get feeling good on wine last year and taking prescription drugs then vandalize the sign of Vivid and break the law as she destroyed it. She then posed seductively in the photos of her after she destroyed it and took several photos of [her] giving the middle finger. When I tried to speak into her life, with love she said that the owner of Vivid deserved it because he’s a pornographer. When I explained to her that true agape live would have a better chance I’d drawing him to repentance and win him to Christ rather than attacking him and being a bad example, her pride reared its head and she became VERY nasty when I confronted her.
Pink Cross Founder and Future Felon Shelley Lubben
Pink Cross Founder and Future Felon Shelley Lubben
This morning, Marci Hirsch personally examined the sign, confirming that the words “Love Shelley” remain legible on it. Hirsch also confirmed that the date of the vandalism was “about a year ago,” that “fast food trash” was found on the site, and that “the sign will have to be re-painted” at Vivid’s expense because of the crayon lipstick that remains lodged in its surface. If the cleaning and re-painting costs should top $400, Lubben may have committed a felony.
In California, the elements of the crime of California vandalism are:
1. that a person maliciously “defaced with graffiti or other inscribed material”
(meaning “any unauthorized inscription, word, figure, mark, or design that is written, marked, etched, scratched, drawn or painted on real or personal property”), damaged, or destroyed property,
2. that the person did not own the property or owned it with someone else, and
3. that the amount of the defacement, damage, or destruction was either 
a. less than $400 in a misdemeanor prosecution, or
b. $400 or more in a felony prosecution.


Garrett Lubben Unemployed; Can Shelley Afford the Mortgage?

It’s known in porn industry circles as a “suitcase pimp tuxedo” – a black t-shirt, True Religion jeans and slick shades. The tall man wearing this familiar ensemble who stepped up and introduced himself at a Hollywood porn event this past June was Garrett Lubben, husband of ex-prostitute and failed porn performer Shelley Lubben. For over a year and a half, I’d been Mrs. Lubben’s fiercest critic. Garrett Lubben was no fan of mine, either.

I informed Garrett that an exploration of the couple’s early “wild” years together would be included in the third episode of my documentary, ‘The Devil and Shelley Lubben,’ and he said something that startled me:
“I was a great drug dealer,” Lubben bragged, “and now I’m a great salesman.”
As The Monkees once reminded the world, that was then and this is now; great salesman or not, Garrett Lubben’s online LinkedIn profile now confirms reports that, in October 2012, Lubben was ‘let go’ by his long-time employer, and has been unemployed since.
Garrett had worked in medical device sales for Boston Scientific since late 2003, and last year he had boasted to a reporter that the couple was psyched about the European vacation they’d be taking as a result of Garrett being a top salesman. God had blessed them, the Lubbens proclaimed, for being faithful and dedicated servants who do His good work. It was with palpable pride that these flashy Champions for Christ displayed the indicia of what Joel Osteen and proponents of the Prosperity Gospel would call “favor” with the Lord — including jewelry, matching ‘his and hers’ SUVs, and a $480,000 home in Bakersfield with all new furnishings. In photo after photo, life’s finer fripperies sat well upon them.

Here is a snapshot of Boston Scientific's share price since the firing of Garrett Lubben:

It wasn’t all that long ago — back in July 2011, nearly one year before boasting to me of his sales prowess — that Gary and Shelley had moved into their McMansion, and re-christened their previous home in Bakersfield the “Pink Cross Recovery Home” for “victims” of porn. The future looked rosy, and the fact that they had no license, no training in psychology, psychiatry or addiction counseling, and no qualified staff constituted insufficient deterrent for God’s chosen champions.
Later that same momentous July, Boston Scientific, which had been struggling since its acquisition of heart stent manufacturer Guidant Corp in 2006, announced a round of job cuts. The timing could not have been worse, but ultimately the Lubbens surely breathed a sigh of relief when, after the corporate axe fell, Garrett still retained his job, as well as his six-figure salary. Somebody up there liked them after all.
Then August brought truly indigestible news: Shelley’s benefactor, Michael Weinstein of AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), had kicked her and Pink Cross Foundation, the anti-porn group she and Garrett had founded in 2008, to the curb with a thud. Since joining up with AHF’s anti-porn crusade in 2009, Shelley’s endorsement by Weinstein’s well-financed organization had resulted in a boost to her credibility and ability to draw donors’ attention to her organization. Under Weinstein’s tutelage, wild-eyed Shelley almost passed for a reasonable spokesman for health and safety.
But Lubben’s disastrous appearance at a debate on pornography at Cambridge University in February 2011 (after which, according to Pink Cross insiders, Lubben spent time in a psychiatric ward), marked the beginning of a months-long downward spiral of PR missteps and what Weinstein termed “outrageous behavior” by Mrs. Lubben — such as being photographed having her breast autographed by porn star Ron Jeremy outside the toilet of a Burbank bar (after bidding $600 for a “date” with him) in April 2011, and being videotaped that summer praying in her backyard with a prophet’s 8-foot staff pointed at the sky.
Then, Shelley was publicly humiliated at a June 7th Cal/OSHA meeting in Los Angeles. Scores of adult performers, the group Lubben had long claimed as her constituency, turned up to shout her down and deride her, casting doubt upon all the claims and representations of AHF, which had endorsed her participation.
Weinstein recognized that Shelley was “a lightning rod for criticism,” and by August she had become more trouble than she was worth. Losing this association with AHF meant no more national press attention for Shelley and Pink Cross. It was a devastating blow, because the Lubbens’ Pink Cross fundraising efforts were dependent upon the broadest possible exposure.
By September 2011, things started to get even worse: the sole porn star in “recovery” at the Lubben house, Michelle Avanti, fled Bakersfield, and, in a video interview released the following month, charged abuse, exploitation and neglect by Shelley Lubben, whom she called a “con artist,” “manipulator” and “addict.” In the wake of the resultant negative publicity — compounded by a devastating YouTube video produced by Shelley’s own brother, posted on October 10th — and with no one actually “recovering” at their old house, the Lubbens decided to sell the property. Although they’d paid $300,000 for the house in 2004, and performed many thousands of dollars in renovations and improvements, the Lubbens listed the house for the bargain price of $189,000 on October 19th.
The house eventually sold in March 2012, and in April, Mrs. Lubben took to Facebook to attack her critics, whom she described as ‘enemies”:
“Some of you have been writing me to ask me if what my enemies say about me is true,” Shelley wrote. “I would lovingly advise you to look at the FRUIT. One thing my enemies have in common is that they have accomplished very little in life… Most if not all do not have a degree or even a steady job…. Examine the fruit my friends and you will know the truth!”
“Look at the FRUIT!” she commanded. “My enemies can’t hold a candle to all the Christ has done in my life.”
In other words, the proof that she was blessed, honorable and truthful, while her ‘enemies’ were accursed, evil and dishonest, lay in the fact that the Lubbens were prosperous.
Then, in August of this year, as if by karmic clockwork, Garrett’s employer announced a second round of cuts and restructuring, specifically targeting Boston Scientific’s cardiac divisions. Now, surely the Lord knows that the mortgage is due; does this turn of events mean that he has rescinded his blessing?
Does Garrett the breadwinner’s lack of employment explain why it took the Lubbens’ a month and a half to get the Pink Cross website repaired after it became infected with viruses?
At the end of June 2011, on the cusp of that glorious month when everything seemed to be going so right for the house of Lubben, outgoing Pink Cross team member April Garris was at an all-time low. “Not only was I financially destitute, getting kicked out of my home and about to lose my car,” she recalls at her blog, The Healing Diaries, “but I was struggling with severe depression, and the worst part – I was completely alone. Eight months earlier, I had packed up everything and basically dropped my whole life to move out to Bakersfield to work full-time for Pink Cross Foundation. By the end of my 8 months in Bakersfield, I was confused, hurt, and spiritually exhausted. What I was expecting to be an amazing experience serving God turned out to be a time of great distress, full of broken promises, spiritual confusion, heartache, and loneliness that I never would have imagined could be possible in ministry.”
Garris remembers that whenever she came to the Lubbens with her financial concerns, she would be told that she didn’t have enough faith. Shelley would remind her of “how God had blessed her and Garrett, and cited their great faith as reason for this.” Garrett and Shelley claimed they “were wealthy because they trusted God, and if we would just have faith, all of our needs would be met….”
Have faith, Mrs. Lubben. And when it comes to Garrett Lubben, look at the FRUIT!

When Gary Met Shelley: