Skip to comments.Pastors threaten to publish license plate numbers of patrons at topless bar
Posted on 12/21/2013 10:20:43 AM PST by Morgana
HOUSTON (FOX 26) -
Mayor Annise Parker's controversial settlement relaxing physical contact rules at 16 local topless clubs appears to have triggered an escalation in hostilities between those who operate and patronize strip joints and those who'd like to see them shut down.
"Those that are forking out the money to fund this industry, what they call the 'Johns' , we are looking at every possible way we can start going out and exposing who they are. It's just time," said Rev. Dave Welch, leader of the Houston Area Pastor Council.
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For the record I feel this is wrong on the part of the pastors, it will only turn the "johns" against them. If they really want to shut those places down then reach out to and help the women who dance there. They are the real victims.
In what way are the women victims?
Someone should publish the license plate #’s of the pastors visiting the topless joint.
Too late for the o'l Kennedy / Dodd, waitress sandwich I suppose?
Those who care about this will just take a taxi.
If you don’t like t***y bars don’t go there and don’t encourage anyone else to.
Bad move by the preacher. The patrons are behaving in a perfectly legal manner and are not public figures, and given that the reason for publication of license plates is to damage their reputations, a slander lawsuit would have a pretty decent chance of succeeding, though actual monetary damages might be hard to prove.
Don’t get me started. For one did you know that most women, about 99.% of women who work in the porn industry have been sexually abused/raped sometime in their life? Over half have some type of drug/alcohol problem. Some of these women are forced to do this by a man I kid you not. Pray for them they are in such hell.
They would just say they are there to “investigate” and find out who is sinning, and did not look at the topless girls.
I agree that this is more about getting the girls to find a less degrading job than it is about the leering men.
Cool hairdo, you gotta admit.
Many years ago, when I worked in a small and very Conservative town in Ga someone thought they liven things up a little and opened a topless bar. It was a huge scandal and members of the local churches would hang out in the parking lot to see who would go in. They would also report the patrons to the HR departments of the major employers in the area. Back then most managers, supervisors and leads had to sign personal conduct clauses, a DUI could get you fired... I don’t think the topless bar lasted 3 months.....
I’ve known a couple of girls who became strippers.
One became a heroin addict and prostitute. The found her body in the ditch where it was dumped after an overdose.
Another had 3 kids while incarcerated. It was the only way to prevent her from killing unborn babies with crack.
I used to do field support and twice a year we had trade shows at all the major convention cities. Places like Vegas, New Orleans, Orlando, San Diego, Atlanta, SFO/Oakland, etc..... Boston used to have a district called the "Combat Zone", which had to be the most bizarre collection of misfits I've ever seen.
I knew a stripper once too. She told me that on Sunday night and Wednesday night they were dead until after 9pm. She told me “that is when church lets out and the men put the kids to bed and tell the wife they are going out to see their cousin/brother/whatever then they come here”
I believe her. I just don’t believe what this pastor is trying will work but a good sermon on the ills of porn might, and how to treat women might.
A similar place tried to start up in a county adjacent to me. But it kept getting mysteriously torched. It barely lasted a few weeks, as I recall. No other such business has tried to plant itself in the county ever since.
Vigilanteism works. And it has a long established history in America.
seems like the last time they started this crap the Chicken ranch got closed down. if you don’t want see the women do go there!
Porn and strippers become very dull and boring. Sometimes you just have to let people discover that. It doesn’t take long.
Houston’s nasty lesbian mayor no doubt wants all the touching she can get. When that sinful city gets leveled, no one should blame God.
Yeah, he looks kinda like one of the guys from The Stray Cats, doesn’t he?
“The nudie bar. Where the music stinks and they water the drinks.” Al Bundy
It gets boring for those who do not get addicted to it. I had a friend who was addicted to porn and spent hours nearly every day looking at it. He never got bored, he needed it for some reason. When his computer broke down and he couldn’t access it he would get anxious, depressed, and generally unhappy. It truly is as addictive as a drug for some people.
I tried to get him to at least cut back and he would just start talking about my drinking and that would end the discussion. Lol. I have cut way back on my drinking but now I have a cigar problem. We are all so weak in one way or another.
I know a guy who used to manage supposedly “high class” strip clubs in NY. He said the women are dirty skanks.
As for Parker, I’m assuming she wants some lap dances.
Maybe the same pastors should publish the license plate numbers of those parking in the Montrose for the Annual Gay Pride Parade.
Now that the lesbian mayor has lifted her pasty law on strip clubs, expect fire marshall inspections during operational hours to rise.
I suspect that Houston’s convention bureau probably had some input into the change in the law. Smoking is banned in public buildings but I think there is an exception at the George R. Brown convention center because it was losing them too much international business.
The lesbian mayor doesn’t want touching. I don’t know if it still stands but she wanted a rape-tax on all patrons entering strip joints because of the backlog on rape kit testing in Houston’s scandal plagued police labs.
Meanwhile gay men pick up runaway boys on Montrose for money and drugs and it never gets a high profile crackdown.
Apparently all teen prostitution is not treated the same.
“The patrons are behaving in a perfectly legal manner ...”
Legal. Yes indeed. The government as final arbiter of what is righ or wrong, acceptable etc...
Obama loves you!
We had this happen not too far from me. The bar got the permission to go topless, and then closed within a few months because of little to no business.
A lot of these women lost their virginity to their father/brother/cousin/family member. Their lives spiral down from there. They need prayer more than anything else.
Yeah that will work. At least until several of the congregation and a couple associate pastors show up on the list!
Boring and expensive “entertainment”. Last time I was in one was for my bachelor party 36 years ago.
As long as they are located in areas where they don’t affect residential neighborhoods or commercial businesses that don’t mesh with the clientele the bars bring in, can’t say as I care.
Regarding the women that work there, closing the bars won’t change their problems. Working there is a symptom of their personal issues, not the cause.
Publish and be damned. Yet another example of a self righteous semi-Christian.
Where the cops are at the door, and there’s a Kennedy on the floor, at the nudie bar.
I didn’t say I agreed with the behavior. I disagree in harassing people who are acting lawfully, whether I agree with them or not. It’s called tolerance, something the left preaches but doesn’t practice. I on the other hand do actually try to practice real tolerance. And if a law itself is offensive, then the effort should be in changing the law.
Yeah that’s the thing - the older you get the more perception you have, or should have, and you realize even the hot ones just reek of the darkness and destruction. It’s not about me touching them, I don’t want them touching me. I can see the young buck going in all full of hormones and not wise enough to see past the physical, but it wears off real fast.
Those kind of women offer no gratification whatsoever. Simple, down to earth, decent, and sweet never goes out of style.
Why just TB? Why not publish the names and what ever of people who buy lottery tickets, booze, go to dance clubs, go to Catholic churches......
Yeah, I’ve seen some church fires in my time as well. Guess it goes both ways.
Here in N W WA they don’t even serve alcohol, just soft drinks. I don’t know why.
I think that this is a bad idea for a number of reasons. A titty bar is just that. Sometimes prostitution activity does go on, or else contacts are made for meetings later, off premises. But some men just want to be served by a topless woman. I think that some people use them for entertaining business clients, although I would think that this might backfire, too. They may find that a lot of these cars are borrowed, rented, car shares or company cars. Around here some dopey people don’t even change the registration when they sell a car(I had never heard of this—where I come from its the first thing you do when a vehicle changes hands.)
Around here the latest adult entertainment craze is bikini barista stands. It’s gotten so regular espresso drive ups have signs up saying “family friendly” so people who really just want coffee will know the difference.
Wow. That's pretty depressing. And I like pretty girls as much as the next guy.
I guess the way they look at it is you can be tolerant of it in your neighborhood if you want to.
It’s easy for you or me to talk tolerance when it ain’t happening to us.
I saw that recently on a travel show about Chile. Apparently it's been pretty common down there years.
We don't have those around here, but I can imagine a drive-up topless venue in Missouri this time of year could produce some impressive tips.
Years ago in Fort Lauderdale, along US 1, they had “R-Donuts”, which was a topless donut shop.
A woman who dances naked in front of a man is exploiting his weakness for money/profit. Strippers are not victims, strippers are legal sexual predators.
This of course does not negate the man's responsibility for his own sin.
A stripper knows what she is doing. I know a lady who was a stripper and she told me outright that she was well aware of the fact that she was using her power over a man via his weakness to get money out of him. Her conscience bothered her eventually she had to get out of it.
Here in Maine, there was a motel a two or three hour drive from me called “The Grandview.” (Appropriate name).
The owner decided to turn the business into a topless donut/coffee shop. He received permission from the local governmental types to open this type of establishment and when the business was opened, the local media here in Maine reported on the business in length.
The TV news showed a woman, from behind, carrying a glass pot of coffee....she was wearing bikini bottoms and nothing else. Men also worked there....all they wore were a pair of boxer briefs.....something for the female customers I guess!
It wasn’t long before the place burned down. It wasn’t because of a crusading ultra-religious outraged member of the community. A boyfriend of one of the topless waitresses was jealous because he thought his girlfriend was having a fling with the guy who owned the topless donut/coffee house, and he set fire to the place.
Back when I lived in Atlanta, the strip clubs used to look forward to a surge in business every year when a certain convention came to town, The Southern Baptist Convention. A buddy of mine moonlighted as security at Cheetah (near the Varsity) the door counts were always above average during the SBC conventions.