Preachers take care, the pulpit is not a place for railing against local businesses. Or at least that’s the message behind a lawsuit filed in Tasmania. The company that owns the Players Club franchise of strip clubs is suing the Anglican Church for the “continual harassment and media campaign” against the club and its business, according to a local newspaper.
The alleged harassment stems from an effort to have the Players Club removed from its latest location, next to St. David’s Cathedral. The Cathedral was designed by George F. Bodley and completed in 1936 and has been locked in battle against the Club for more than a year.
Christian Democratic Party Tasmanian chairman Kenneth Higgs said, according to one news source: “We are worried because strip clubs can be associated with drug trafficking and prostitution. Sex shows are offensive, promoting immorality, adultery and sexual harassment, leading to increased risk in the community of rape and violence, and undermining the sanctity of marriage and family life.”
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