Employees of an exotic dance club in Warsaw, Ohio, protested a local church by going topless in front of the church property as congregants were exiting services last Sunday morning. Thomas George, owner of the Foxhole North club, said the protest was necessary because members of the church, New Beginnings, regularly “harass” his strip club’s patrons in his parking lot. Christian Post reported that George has tried suing the church but has been forced to this drastic demonstration.
“We’ve been backed into a corner, and they continue to harass the customers,” George told USA Today. “I don’t want to use nudity, but obviously he (pastor) doesn’t understand the meaning of just go away.”
“The bottom line for us is that it’s a gospel issue,” said Dunfee. “When the church was born over 2,000 years ago, it was in the midst of opposition. We know what we’re doing is working.”
The strip club is located about nine miles down the road from the church. Local media explained that Ohio law allows both men and women to go topless in public. Court documents show that business at the club has decreased by more than half since the church’s protests began.