Former Gay Pornstar “Jake Genesis” Leaves Porn Industry, Embraces Catholicism

By John Dere, Crossmap On May 30, 2013

Former Gay Pornstar Jake Genesis, real name Jake Floyd, recently announced his retirement from the porn industry in a personal letter posted on his website.

After removing all pornographic content, Floyd’s personal website only contains a simple confession in which the former gay porn star explains his decision to leave the industry.

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“A few months ago at the height of my popularity, I quietly stopped filming in the adult entertainment industry,” he writes.

“I quietly deleted my Twitter account and my Facebook and Facebook Fan page. I stopped posting on my website and eventually had all the content removed. I quietly turned into myself, looking deeply and asking what I had done to my life.”

In an explanation of the damage caused by pornography, Floyd writes:

“Pornography does violence to human spirit and, in its effort to display human sexuality openly, pornography perverts it. Pornography destroys families and relationships and lives.”

“Far from being a victimless act, pornography victimizes every single human being involved. The victims of the adult entertainment industry are those who consume pornography and their families but also those involved in the production of pornography and, especially the models or actors.”

In addition to renouncing his life as a porn star, Floyd shared his desires to become reconciled with the Catholic Church.

“So I am on a very personal journey,” he writes. “It is a journey of reconciliation, forgiveness, and redemption. Anyone who has followed my career knows that I am a Catholic.”

“As such, the path to reconciliation with God and with the Church is relatively clear: through the ministry of the Church God’s mercy is infinite and His love with without limit,” Floyd continues.

“Forgiving myself for what I have done and finding the humility and the words to seek the forgiveness of others is another, more difficult matter. Part of that journey will involve investigation how I lived 8 months of my life in absolute contradiction to who I know I really am.”

To read Jake Genesis' full letter, click here.