In 2007, Sallie Saxon was dubbed the "South Park Madam" when her multimillion dollar prostitution ring came crashing down. Saxton spent two years in prison, but she's back this time, however, she's not selling flesh, she's all about Jesus. On her website www.salliesaxon.com, she says:
While in prison the Lord created an amazing opportunity to mentor inmates. I would go to the chapel daily and waited for the Lord to send those in need of prayer. Before long there was a waiting list of hurt women seeking prayer. I talked with each individually about their life, mistakes, families, future plans and especially where they were spiritually. All of these women had one thing in common; abortion and the inability to forgive themselves. Not until they accepted the Lord Jesus Christ experiencing forgiveness could they forgive themselves. How blessed I have been to see many hardened women become Christians and baptized in prison. I continue to share passionately the unconditional love, forgiveness and hope only the Lord Jesus Christ can give all of us.
Kudos to Saxon for finding her salvation, but why has she decided to use her second chance to pester other women?
Saxon was featured in The Charlotte Observer protesting outside of an abortion clinic.
"It is very unsettling out here," Saxon conceded.
Yes, she said, some of her prostitutes had abortions.
No, she didn't help them.
Yes, she condoned it.
"I felt," she said, "like it was a woman's choice."
She said God changed her mind.
God or a prison sentence. It's great to see a madam given a second chance, but it's kind of hypocritical for her to jump in the way of a woman's right to choose. Most of these protesters are lining up to adopt the babies they "save" from abortion.
Abortion is a decision best made between a woman and her doctor, her family and her faith, said Melissa Reed of Planned Parenthood Health Systems, which runs a health center in Charlotte where a woman can get an abortion.
"It's unconscionable," Reed said about the protests by anti-abortionists. "They don't know the reason a woman took that step. They don't know if that woman was raped, or if she had wanted a pregnancy that went wrong. Women should be able to access those services without fear, intimidation and harassment."
And speaking of fear, many in this city are still afraid that Saxon will reveal the contents of her little black book. Rumors have run rampant for years about the names of the men who used the service.
But Saxon isn't talking about that, according to The Observer. But, things could always change. We'll wait.