Things seem to be looking up for the word of God.
Former stripper Heather Veitch frequents topless clubs in Southern California looking for converts — preaching her evangelical message to a most unlikely flock: sex workers and other strippers, according to The Associated Press.
The married 31-year-old mother of two, co-founded the ministry J.C.'s Girls Girls Girls — and even pays for the lap dances so that she can preach the word of God to the strippers.
Veitch found God and chose to spread the word to people in her former profession after working as a stripper in Las Vegas.
Now her J.C.'s Girls Girls Girls, which she founded with two other women, is making an effort to reach out to sex workers.
The three pass out Bibles folded up in T-shirts saying "Holy Hottie" at porn conventions — and their Web site shows glamour shots of them taken by a porno director.
Matt Brown, Veitch's pastor at Sandals Church in Riverside, Calif., is supporting her efforts and donating $50,000 to her ministry this year from his 1,700-member Southern Baptist congregation.
Veitch's sex-worker credentials help her evangelize a very hard-to-reach set of sinners, Brown told the AP.
Porno actors and strippers don't even have to quit their trade to come to the church, Veitch said.
"Do we ask gluttons to stop eating too much before they come to church?" She asked the AP.
— Thanks to Out There reader Molly R.
One Big Baby
MADRID, Spain (AP) — A Colombian woman has given birth to a 15-pound baby, the largest in 40 years in Madrid's main maternity hospital.
The 38-year-old mother, identified only as Rosario, had gestational diabetes — which can cause women to give birth to larger-than-usual babies — and a track record. Her first daughter, now nine, weighed 10.2 pounds at birth.
The new baby's father, Juan Carlos, said that with another woman he had a daughter that weighed 17 pounds at birth. "They told me it is genetic," he told reporters.
The proud parents showed off their daughter Arancha on Monday. She was born Feb. 13 at the Hospital Universitario la Paz. The mother said she gained 48 pounds during the pregnancy and toward the end she could barely walk.
Arancha — 22 inches long — was born via Caesarean section in a procedure that ended up surprising even veteran nurses.
Rosario said: "I got scared when the nurses said: 'Oh my God!'. I was conscious, with an epidural, and I was afraid because I did not know if the baby had problems or in the end I was having more than one, as predicted by some people who had seen my belly."
— Thanks to Out There reader Amber B.
My Hubby's a Real Dog
NEW DELHI (AP) — A 7-year-old girl wed a stray dog as part of a ritual to ward off the "evil eye" on her and her family in eastern India, a news agency reported Wednesday.
Shivam Munda's upper teeth appeared before her lower teeth — considered a bad omen by members of the Santhal ethnic group to which she belongs, the Press Trust of India said in a report from Dhanbad, a coal mining town in the eastern state of Bihar.
Kundan Munda, a coal mine worker, said his daughter married the dog only to "remove the evil eye," a superstitious belief that some misfortune could befall her and the family, and that she would be free to marry a man later.
Friends and family participated in three days of traditional ceremonies and festivities that are part of a Santhal tribal marriage, Munda said, according to the report.
— Thanks to Out There reader David B.
This Hog's Gone Totally Bongo!
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shortly after his mate went to hog heaven, Willy the Red River porcine spied a new mud-pen pal in what officials are calling one of the oddest pairings at the Los Angeles Zoo.
Willy is a 10-year-old, 187-pound hog and his new mate is a 16-year-old bongo named Nicole, the largest member of the forest antelope family.
The couple shares a muddy zoo exhibit where they nap and cuddle together — even nuzzling snout to nose.
"It's adorable. Wherever that bongo is, the hog is usually nearby," zoo spokesman Jason Jacobs said.
Willy's previous mate Ruby died last summer of cancer and within a week the hog turned to Nicole for companionship.
"I think he was probably lonely. He definitely was aware that his mate was gone," exhibit curator Jeff Holland said.
Nicole wasn't interested in Willy at first, but the persistent pig eventually won her over. They now share breakfast, groom each other and take walks together. Nicole leads, and Willy trails closely behind.
"I think he definitely likes her more than she likes him," Holland said.
It isn't known how long Willy and Nicole will be together. Curators hope to bring another bongo to the zoo for Nicole, probably another female, and Willy could be moved to another part of the zoo with other hogs.
— Click in the photo box above to see a pic of a hog gone totally bongo.
— Thanks to Out There reader Derek H.
Your Guilt Is Tattooed Across Your Face
COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — Officers began to suspect that the man they pulled over was lying when he identified himself as Robert despite a tattoo with the name Cecil on the back of his neck.
They arrested Cecil S. Carmer, 25, of Indianapolis and charged him with false informing, said Maj. Mark Gorbett of Bartholomew County Sheriff's Department.
After being pulled over for driving erratically, Carmer had identified himself as his brother Robert.
Sheriff's deputies also found equipment and ingredients used to make methamphetamine in Carmer's car, Gorbett said.
Carmer also was charged with possession of anhydrous ammonia and other ingredients for making meth and with driving with a suspended license. He was being held Tuesday on $90,500 bond at Bartholomew County Jail.
You Butter Believe It!
BURTON, Ohio (AP) — This would be one big short stack.
Local boosters want this small northeast Ohio village, known as Pancake Town USA, to repaint its water tower to resemble a stack of flapjacks — complete with dripping maple syrup and melting butter.
Chamber of Commerce President Marie Lovas believes her proposal is appropriate considering an estimated 20,000 people crowd into Burton on March weekends just to eat pancakes.
"You think pancakes and you think Burton," said Lovas, who calls the idea "absolutely delicious."
Some people are worried that having a 150,000-gallon water tower that looks like a stack of pancakes would be too tacky for the village's historic district. Others are concerned it only would be a proper image for the late winter syrup-making season.
"On a 90-degree day, that's just unappetizing," Mayor Nick Fischbach said.
The Village Council likely will decide the issue. The tower already is scheduled for a paint job this summer.
The mayor said he would support the project if donations cover the additional painting cost, estimated at $35,000.
Lovas believes she can raise the money.
"People would drive out to Burton just to see it," she said. "Then we'd feed them."
I Hope Your Kids Don't Develop a Potty Mouth
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Twice now, one central Minnesota mother has given birth in an unexpected spot. Jessica Reed, a nurse at the VA Medical Center, gave birth to her daughter Faith Reed last Sunday in the middle of her shift.
"It was just beautiful," said Helen Mickelson, one of Reed's co-workers who helped her deliver in the women's bathroom. "It was just a miracle to be a part of a baby coming into the world — at the VA Medical Center, of all places."
For Reed, 26, it was the second time she'd given birth in a bathroom.
Reed gave birth to her son Seth in her bathroom at home. Her sister, Angela Reed, who was 19 at the time, delivered the baby with the aid of a 911 dispatcher. Seth is now 15 months old.
When Jessica Reed learned she was going to have another baby in the bathroom, she said she wasn't upset or dismayed. "I don't think that way," she said. "It's gotta be done, just go with the flow."
An emergency medical technician delivered Faith, a healthy, 7-pound, 11-ounce girl.
Faith Reed, Jessica's fourth child, was due March 20, but Reed knew something was amiss when she went to the bathroom and noticed blood.
Kristi Sauter, 23, a nursing assistant who works with Reed, planned to drive Reed to the emergency room. Sauter went to warm up her car in the parking lot. But as Reed went to meet Sauter, she had to stop in the women's bathroom.
"From that point on, it came so quick," Sauter said.
Compiled by FOXNews.com's Andrew Hard.
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