This Super Bowl Sunday, church may be as jarring as a quarterback sack for some worshippers who, after settling into their pews, discover that the subject of the morning’s sermon is pornography.
More than 300 churches are expected to celebrate National Porn Sunday on Feb. 6. The members will watch a video sermon featuring current and former NFL players talking about their struggles with pornography.
“No one knew my problem was this bad,” former New York Jets wide receiver Eric Boles says in the video.
“I would go home, and I would sit there, and the laptop and I would have a conversation,” says Josh McCown, who played quarterback for several NFL teams, most recently the Carolina Panthers. “And I would battle with not even wanting to open it, not even wanting to check e-mails because I knew where it might lead me.”