A strip club has turned the tables on a local church that's been harassing it for years. The dancers are protesting outside the church!
According to Tommy George, the owner of a strip club in Warsaw, Ohio, "We had Pastor Bill Dunfee and his followers show up about four years ago and ... it's been continual harassment virtually every weekend since then."
It seems Pastor Dunfee is a meddling goody-two-shoes who reportedly has admitted to adultery. Dunfee decided that it is his right and duty to put Mr. George out of business and his dancers out of work. Never mind that the strip club is licensed, legal and pays its taxes on time, and that most of the dancers are supporting children. In fact, one is supporting six kids, something you'd think Pastor Dunfee would applaud.
Dunfee makes it clear. "As long as [The Foxhole strip club] exists we will not share territory with the Devil. What it comes down to is this ... In this world there is good and there is evil. There's right and there's wrong. There's light and there's dark. ... Whenever you take a look at the strip club, it's evil."
In other words, the typical black-and-white view of an unthinking Christian, the same view that has been used to justify so much evil down through history.
Well, now Mr. George and the dancers have turned the tables on this meddlesome church. They're putting on their skimpiest barely-legal outfits and protesting Dunfee's church every Sunday!
I say, good for them. We have laws that impose morals on us that we all agree are important. We can't murder each other, we can't rob one another, we can't rape, destroy our environment, or drive our cars dangerously.
Beyond that, it's up to each one of us to decide how to behave. It is not my business to tell you how to be moral, whether to cheat on your spouse or not, whether to treat others with respect or not, or even whether to be racist or sexist. I can choose not to be your friend, but that's it.
So why do Bill Dunfee and his followers think it's OK for them to force their morals on the rest of their community? Where do they get the idea that they can dictate to the rest of us how to live our lives?
And I have to wonder: If Pastor Dunfee is really such a Christian, why hasn't he convinced his congregation to offer the dancers higher-paying jobs so that they can feed their children? If Dunfee feels that strip clubs are such a horrible sin, let him put his money where his mouth is.
Hey, maybe this is Pastor Dunfee's way to see hot women. Maybe this was his plan all along, to get a free show every week ... Lord knows he can't go to the strip club himself!