Church Protests Strip Club, Strippers Protest Church Right Back

This Sunday, an Ohio strip club owner organized exotic dancers for a topless demonstration outside a local church during services. He says the congregation has been protesting outside one of his establishments for years, and he's just slap out of patience with their antics.

The Coshocton Tribune reported (in a story beautifully headlined "Topless Protest Mostly Peaceful") that around 30 employees and pals of the Foxhole North gathered outside Warsaw, Ohio's New Beginnings Ministries for several hours Sunday. At one point, a handful of topless women paraded in front of the church. "The topless women were not a major spectacle, as only a few people turned out to watch for a few minutes and some motorists honked their horns," according to the Tribune.

Owner Thomas George explained the protest pretty simply: Turnabout is fair play. Church members have been protesting the Foxhole for years, he said.

"We want to let (church members) know how it feels to be under scrutiny," George said. "They come up every weekend. They're very abusive and certainly not Christian-like, not what I read in my Bible. I have to point out the hypocrisy I see and not stand by and let this go on week in and week out."

He elaborated to WBNS, alleging they're "Calling the girls (expletive) and (expletive). They're abusive to the customers. They sit out with video cameras, they take pictures of license plates, tell them they're posting them to the web." He asked the AP "at what point does it become harassment" and insisted, "They backed us in a corner, and we have no recourse at law." Injunctions to push them further away have been denied.

George said the Foxhole crowd will gather outside New Beginnings Ministries "for the foreseeable future," while Pastor Bill Dunfee told the Tribune they'll keep protesting the club until it goes out of business. Another day, another pair of grown men fighting over women's bodies.

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