The Press: I'll Be a Hustler for the Lord'

How the President's sister converted the sultan of smut

To call Larry Flynt a pornographer is like saying that Shakespeare wrote. Flynt is the very sultan of smut, and his Hustler (circ. 1.9 million) stoops to pander with articles and artwork on such themes as bestiality, mutilation, excrement and various gynecological oddities. Or, rather, it used to.

In one of the most remarkable religious conversions since Paul stopped kicking against the goad, Flynt last week announced that he had been recruited for Christ by Evangelist Ruth Carter Stapleton, the President's sister. Hustler will be...

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