WARSAW, Ohio — For the longest time, intolerant Christians from New Beginnings Ministries had protested a strip club every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.
Sex workers then had more than enough of the harassment and turned the tables. They protested the church last Sunday in their professional attire.
Now, the congregation from the church is whining.
Thomas George, who owns Fox Hole North in Walhonding, Ohio, and a second strip club called Fox Hole South in Zanesville, Ohio, said he ran out of ideas to keep members of the congregation of New Beginnings Ministries out of his parking lot. Judges denied two injunctions that Mr. George sought to bar church protesters to at least 100 feet from his property.
“We’ve been backed into a corner, and they continue to harass the customers,” said Mr. George. “I don’t want to (use nudity), but obviously he doesn’t understand the meaning of just go away.”
“I’m not here trying to hurt anybody, I just want them to know — I’m not going to sit back and let them come to my place of business and harass me, harass my customers,” said a dancer named Veronica.
And the business has compiled years of documents of harassment by the church. Church members have gone as far as taking photos of customers’ license plates – a tactic of harassment and terrorism similar to what Operation Rescue does to patients who get a legal health carer service at abortion clinics. And yet, judges have ruled this harassment and terrorism campaign by New Beginnings Ministries as legal.
Mr. George is now vowing to take the church to court for harassment if they do not back off.
Meanwhile, church members are calling for a complete ban on public nudity – and the proposal written by one of their members, Patrick Johnston, would also completely ban breastfeeding in public. This is a no-exceptions ban that if enacted, will drop the number of states to 49 in which breastfeeding is legal, and, if enacted, this definitely will violate numerous Constitutional amendments, including the First, 13th and 14th amendments. The current law as written already violates the 14th Amendment rights of men, nudists and naturists.
“I think what they did was an offense to God, was an offense to the public morality and the legislature should act to criminalize what they did,” said Johnston.
Now he’s urging Ohioans to contact state lawmakers.
Well, so are we. We strongly urge Ohioans to contact their lawmakers and tell them to oppose any attempt to ban public nudity and instead demand that state legislators exempt nudity from Ohio indecent exposure laws.
Here is the contact information for the Ohio State House of Representatives.
Here is the contact information for the Ohio State Senators.
Get to work! Tell the state legislature to resist any and all demands being made by Patrick Johnston and his bigoted gymnophobic church!
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