Tables turned on Christian busybodies
For almost nine years members of the the New Beginnings Ministries Church in Warsaw, Ohio, have been abusing the performers and patrons of the Foxhole North, a private topless gentlemen’s club.
Those being targeted by the fundamentalist prodnoses decided that enough was enough, and at the weekend they organised a protest march to the church, run by Pastor Bill Dunfee, above.
According to this report about 30 dancers, other staff, family and friends from the Foxhole Club either marched with protest signs or sat in chairs across from the church. Two women were topless for about half of the four-hour protest.
After worship services ended, nine women exited the church and an argument ensued between them and the protestors. A couple of the church members also walked up and down the street with their own signs, declaring outrage at what they deemed was public indecency.
Thomas George, who owns the Foxhole clubs in Warsaw and Zanesville, said his supporters plan to be at the church, with some of the women going topless, for the foreseeable future.
Dunfee would not elaborate but said he is planning to directly confront the situation next Sunday. He grimly warned:
Next Sunday, those who hate me will hate me even more.
We want to let (church members) know how it feels to be under scrutiny. 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.
George elaborated in a video posted on the Foxhole’s Facebook page.
They surround people who are trying to come into my club, and try to shame them into not coming. They call the girls whores, tramps.
George said he was concerned about children being exposed to the nudity. He also apologized to the residents and other churches in Warsaw not affiliated with New Beginnings for being exposed to what he knew was an extreme, but necessary, measure.
Anny Donewald, founder of Eve’s Angels, traveled from Grand Rapids, Michigan, for the protest. Her ministry focuses on strippers, and she came to Warsaw four years ago when the confrontation between church and boobs began overheating.
Donewald and George said they felt the actions of New Beginnings gave other Christian churches “a black eye and a bad name”.
Donewald said that, when she was last in Warsaw, she sat down with Dunfee and tried to make him realise his tactics were not the proper way to reach the dancers and patrons of the Foxhole.
The Bible says, if you’re with someone and they don’t receive your message, brush your feet off and keep it moving. (The church) definitely needs to go away, because they’re causing so much of a problem and there’s no humility in that.
George has simply stated that he wants Dunfee and his followers to stop coming to his business, but Dunfee said the New Beginnings bunch will not stop their protests until the Foxhole is out of business.
Dunfee added that his church opposes sexually oriented clubs everywhere and is simply fighting the one in their backyard. He encourages other churches to tackle such clubs in their areas and called Sunday’s topless demonstration “shameful.”
My question is: how did we get to this point in America? The answer to that question is that we have abandoned the laws and words of God that make for better people.