In Ohio, according to the Columbus Dispatch, Foxhole strip club owner Tommy George and pastor Bill Dunfee are battling it out in a war of signs and picketers.
I’d say George has a legitimate gripe with Dunfee:
Every weekend for the last four years, Dunfee and members of his ministry have stood watch over George’s joint, taking up residence in the right of way with signs, video cameras and bullhorns in hand. They videotape customers’ license plates and post them online, and they try to save the souls of anyone who comes and goes.
So, the stripper have decided to return the favor by showing up at Dunfee’s church on Sunday wielding Super Soakers and wearing see through shorts. They grill burgers and corn on the cob and serve monster energy drinks.
Mostly the church goers and strippers ignore each other.
Except for Stan Braxton. He stopped and held hands with Lola, a 42-year-old dancer who made $200 on her Saturday night shift, and prayed for her salvation.
Gina Hughes doesn’t like the harassment they get from the bible-thumpers.
The 30-year-old married mother of six said she has danced at the Foxhole for a decade and holds the title of “house mom.” That means that even though she still dances, she also watches out for the six other women who work there.
She said she makes $2,000 a week.
“These church people say horrible things about us,” Hughes said. “They say we’re homewreckers and whores. The fact of the matter is, we’re working to keep our own homes together, to give our kids what they need.”
Dunfee has his own thoughts on the strippers protesting at his church.
He said their presence has united his church members and reinvigorated their mission to shut down the club.
“They have now seen the evil firsthand,” Dunfee said. “This has just made us stronger.”
George laughed at that notion.
“They’re just mad,” he said, “because their wives won’t let them come to my club.”
I guess religious zealots aren’t happy unless they’re making someone else unhappy.