Wednesday, 11 August 2010

When strippers fight back

Wherever you go in the States, you can pretty much bet that, if someone's having fun, there's a bunch of humourless Bible-waving fundamentalists standing outside, condemning everybody to hell.

Gay weddings, Pride parades, strip clubs - all are sinful in the eyes of the Lord. So instead of letting people enjoy themselves consensually and using their time in a more constructive manner (making patchwork blankets or having a hog-roast over a bonfire of Harry Potter books) - these people spend their days holding home-made (and often grammatically incorrect) placards over their heads.

In Ohio, the New Beginnings Ministry is particularly incensed by the existence of the Foxhole Club, a local strip joint. Led by Pastor Bill Dunfee, members of the church regularly congregate outside to protest the slack morals (and everything else) of the clubs employees and patrons.

As if protesting wasn't enough, Dunfee and his followers bring along bullhorns and cameras, even taking pictures of customers' cars and posting them on the church's website.

But hell hath no fury like a stripper scorned - as Dunfee's flock found out when they rocked up at church last Sunday. They were treated to the sight of a bunch of strippers in their 'work wear' brandishing signs of their own, featuring quotes such as "Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep's clothing" and "If Pastor Bill is my ticket to HEAVEN, I’d rather be in HELL with my FRIENDS."

Given the fire and brimstone being preached inside, the women's choice of skimpy outfits was probably appropriate, even if the churchgoers were unsurprisingly disapproving. Thankfully, the girls from the Foxhole are stout-hearted enough to know that, when faced with disapproving glances, it's best to turn the other cheek. Or both of them, for that matter.

No comments:

Post a Comment