Friday, August 27, 2010

Bikini-clad strippers protest church in rural Ohio

By JEANNIE NUSS, Associated Press Writer 

WARSAW, Ohio – Strippers dressed in bikinis sunbathe in lawn chairs, their backs turned toward the gray clapboard church where men in ties and women in full-length skirts flock to Sunday morning services.

The strippers, fueled by Cheetos and nicotine, are protesting a fundamentalist Christian church whose Bible-brandishing congregants have picketed the club where they work. The dancers roll up with signs carrying messages adapted from Scripture, such as "Do unto others as you would have done unto you," to counter church members who for four years have photographed license plates of patrons and asked them if their mothers and wives know their whereabouts.

The dueling demonstrations play out in central Ohio, where nine miles of cornfields and Amish-buggy crossing signs separate The Fox Hole strip club from New Beginnings Ministries... (more)


masterk00 said...

According to ST. John Chrysostom

You carry your snare everywhere and spread your nets in all places. You allege that you never invited others to sin. You did not, indeed, by your words, but you have done so by your dress and your deportment. ... When you have made another sin in his heart, how can you be innocent? Tell me, whom does this world condemn? Whom do judges punish? Those who drink poison or those who prepare it and administer the fatal potion? You have prepared the abominable cup, you have given the death dealing drink, and you are more criminal than are those who poison the body; you murder not the body but the soul. And it is not to enemies you do this, nor are you urged on by any imaginary necessity, nor provoked by injury, but out of foolish vanity and pride

Rachel said...

Very good quote!

Since these strippers are in such a desperate moral condition that they lack shame, I hope the members of the church will show a lot of charity towards them and pray for them, and not let up on condemning their sin either.

The fact that the strippers are doing this shows they expect that people will sympathize with them and think that the church members were wrong to try to save their would-be customers from mortal sin.

I don't know if the strippers' expectations will be fulfilled, but the mere fact that they expect sympathy shows how far the culture has already been degraded. In generations past, even if a woman was herself a brazen hussy, she wouldn't expect the culture at large to support her for being one.