Topless Strippers Protest Church for Protesting Their Strip Club (Video)
Six topless women protested outside the New Beginnings Ministries church on Sunday in Warsaw, Ohio.
Members of the church have been protesting the women's place of employment, a strip club called The Fox Hole, for about nine years.
While words were exchanged between the church folks and strippers, no arrests were made because of an Ohio law that allows men and women to go topless in public.
According to CoshoctonTribune.com, about 30 strippers, and their families and friends, waved signs and sat in an area across from the church (viceo below).
Some women from the church reportedly confronted the strippers in a verbal argument, while a couple of church members carried signs to protest the strippers' protest.
Thomas George, who owns The Fox Hole, says he organized the protest to show the double-standard of local police enforcement and to give the church a taste of its own medicine.
"We want to let [church members] know how it feels to be under scrutiny," said George. "They come up every weekend. They're very abusive and certainly not Christian-like, not what I read in my Bible. I have to point out the hypocrisy I see and not stand by and let this go on week in and week out."
"The [church members are] calling the girls [expletive] and [expletive]," claimed George. "They're abusive to the customers. They sit out with video cameras, they take pictures of license plates, tell them they're posting them to the web."
George apologized to residents and other churches in the area for his topless protest. In response, the church hung tarps around a back entrance that allowed church members and kids to enter and exit without seeing the topless protesters.
The church also hired an off-duty deputy to watch the protests, which drew some horn honking from passing motorists.
The church's leader Pastor Bill Dunfee says he will not stop the protests of the strip club even if the strippers keep protesting the church.
"I take very seriously the responsibility as a pastor to see to it that the gospel of Christ is lifted up, that Christ himself is lifted up, and that evil is confronted," Pastor Dunfee told 10 TV.
"Love is the answer, and you don't have it baby. God is love!" yelled one of the topless protestors.
"Ma'am, you know nothing about love." stated a church member. "You know plenty about lust. You know plenty about sex, but you know nothing about love."
"My question is how did we get to this point in America," said Pastor Dunfee. "The answer to that question is that we have abandoned the laws and words of God that make for better people."