OHIO PRUDES PUSH NUDITY-FREE STRIP CLUBS
"Rules forbidding touching of strippers and requiring them to keep on some clothes when dancing past midnight were approved today by a House committee as a compromise on a statewide crack down on adult businesses.
The no-touching rule for customers and the semi-nude dancing provision are part of a new version of legislation that was brought to lawmakers through petitions circulated by Citizens for Community Values, a Cincinnati-based Christian group.
The group, which also backed Ohio’s gay marriage ban, agreed to the changes to its proposal that originally had sought a 6-foot clearance between dancers and patrons and a ban on stripping after midnight." (C) Associated Press.
One more nail in the coffin for “Progressive Ohio.” While the business bureaus try to encourage the world to come to Ohio to create jobs and industry, the spirit of Puritanism lives on in the hearts and febrile minds of “concerned individuals” who are little more than religious bigots trying, as ever, to dictate how things should be. It appears that up until midnight, nudity is OK, but then between 12:01 and 5:59 am, strippers must wear something. I hate to state the obvious, but you go to strip clubs to see naked women and if the women are not naked, you don’t go. Which, of course, is precisely the aim of the Citizens for Community Values group.
Apparently, the logic seems to be that prior to midnight, Strip Club patrons are reasonable, sensible men who are out for an evenings entertaining. However, at the stroke of12, their animal lusts take over and they become slobbering perverts desirous of the most heinous and depraved acts of sexual lust. Unless, of course, they are members of the Citizens for Community Values, who have long been sleeping after reading an uplifting biblical verse before retiring. And, as we should know, these folks are capable of controlling their animal urges whereas other people are not.
I hope the CCV will now be big enough to reimburse ALL Ohio strippers for their lost earnings. My guess is that (a) they won’t, and (b) they don’t care, because “caring” is something religious bigots are not good at. And by the way, perhaps the CCV might want to consider that their sense of “community values” are as skewed and biased as any other special interest group’s values.
"Censorship is telling a man he can't have a steak just because a baby can't chew it."
-- Mark Twain
Would somebody care to pass the milk to those folks at the CCV - it's past their bedtime and they need to go sleepybies.