Millionaire to homeless: Porn pioneer Al Goldstein dies at 77

December 19, 2013 — Al Goldstein was the personification of nihilism, hedonism, liberalism, and narcissism. In his book XXX-Communicated: A Rebel Without a Shul, Luke Ford writes about a conversation he had with Goldstein. During this conversation he asked Goldstein why the porn industry contained so many Jews. Goldstein answered, “The only reason that Jews are in pornography is that we think that Christ sucks. Ford also asked, “Do you believe in God?” Goldstein said, “I believe in me. I’m God. F*** God. God is your need to believe in some super being. I am the super being. I am your God, admit it.

Al Goldstein, the bird-flipping publisher of Screw magazine who helped break down legal barriers against pornography and raged against politicians, organized religion and anything that even suggested good taste, died today at a Brooklyn hospice.

According to a friend, attorney Charles C. DeStefano, the controversial character passed away at the age of 77 after suffering from a long illness.

Of all the would-be successors to Hugh Hefner’s sexual throne, no one was as out there as Goldstein.

Whether taking potshots at sacred cows in the magazine’s pages, or placing an 11-foot-tall sculpture of an extended middle finger outside his Florida home, his angry humor, garish attire, numerous divorces and X-rated mind made him an infamous national figure.

‘To be angry is to be alive. I’m an angry Jew. I love it. Anger is better than love. I think it is more pure,’ he said in an interview in 2001.

End Notes:

We live in a very hedonistic and narcissistic age where even the most vile of personalities are being honored. This man did nothing but abuse people and he had no problem admitting that. Al Goldstein abused employees and women, often. He ended up with his last days being abused, impoverished and a testimony to those who choose his lifestyle.

You can be sure he believes in GOD, now.

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