Words @ War: Should a topless bar be allowed near Big Rapids?

Support the ta-tas; no over-the-shoulder-boulder holders for me

Before we begin this debate, I would like to make something very clear: God loves porn stars just as much as he loves pastors.

No one has the right to judge anyone based on creed, color or profession. “Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things” Romans 2:1-3.

We’ve all seen a pair of breasts before. Whether it was on ‘boob tube,’ in a movie, in a magazine, or during our infancy when we were suckling from our mothers’ teats, boobs are a part of life. The building they’ve chosen to use for Gentlemen 131 has been up for sale for several years, lying empty and unprofitable. With the economic crisis, it’s good to see some entrepreneurial spirit coming to the area.

Nudity has been protected under the first amendment as freedom of speech numerous times. If you need a rebuttal for that, see Amendment I in the Bill of Rights in the Constitution of the United States of America. Other problems include an implication for the rise of crime, and criminal activity such as solicitation and assault. It’s a fact that around any place that serves alcohol, not just a topless bar, less than savory activities will happen. Just look at Halloween — girls wandered the streets dressed up in outfits you’d normally see in a lingerie shop and called it a costume.

I congratulate those who dressed risqué on Halloween. They felt pretty, empowered and sexy for one night. Feeling comfortable in your skin and with your sexuality is something many people have a hard time doing, but for some it’s a gift to be used. It is feminism, in its truest form. Some women don’t have the talents or advantages that many of us have, so why not use the goods God gave us? We can’t all have ordinary jobs and expect society to function. Working at a place such as Gentlemen 131 would provide considerably more cash flow than waiting tables at a regular bar or working a blue collar job. Strippers can earn over $1,000 in a night.

I attended a commission meeting at the township hall in Rodgers Heights where a room full of righteous hate-filled people blasted the commission members for over an hour. However, when I spoke to the community and campus at large the consensus was “Who cares? If you don’t like it don’t go.” If this business had a competitive health care plan and 401k options I would apply today.

I can imagine this is going to be one of the safest Topless bars in the state because of its location, and because of the community. This is a good area where good people live, and if those good people would like to go to a place where they can see a nice looking pair of mammary glands, don’t hold it against them. Exotic entertainers have the same rights and privileges of any other American citizen. God asks us to love our neighbors; he doesn’t ask us to agree with them. n


you must have read that wrong- it’s a smack in the face to anyone trying to argue against a stripclub using the bible/ religion as a backer. Basically the writer just said “Hey, if you call someone a whore its because you are one.” I laughed my ass off at the quotation of Romans. Perfect. Just perfect. 

You must have read that wrong. Its a slap in the face to anyone using religion as an argument. It basically says all those demeaning slanderous things that get said to girls in that profession are infact reflections of the name callers. I Lol’ed at that. Good use, well put. Its not overtly religious, if anything its overtly anti-christian. 

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