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Making adult businesses illegal

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by alleyallen, May 11, 2007.

  1. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Co-worker was showing me a story in the Houston Chronicle about efforts to crack down on adult businesses in the Houston area. In response to a column on the topic, one reader presents a rather "interesting" point....

    Here is a response for that Robert character. I too support decency and protection for our children. However I don't think closing down strip joints near schools is the answer. If you are so worried about protecting children then maybe the city should pass an ordinance requiring all churches to be at least 1500 feet from schools and anyplace children may gather including neighborhood playgrounds. Unless I am mistaken I believe that more children have been molested in CHURCHES than in any sexually oriented establishment. Oh yes, CHURCHES. I can not recall a single incident in which a child was lured into an adult book store or a strip joint and then molested anywhere in the country in the past 15 years if not longer. Yet there are countless stories of children being molested in churches by church officials and let's not even talk about children being molested at their SCHOOL by their teacher. Are you reading this C.E. Guillen? So let's add schools along with churches with being more than 1500 feet from children. Let's make it to where children under the age of 21 are not allowed in churches or schools without a parent for safety's sake. The pediphiles who prey on children come from all walks of life including the CLERGY and SCHOOL BOARDS across our country so to single out sexually oriented establishments is nothing more than typical church sponsored hypocrisy of " do as I say not as I do ".

    Not saying I agree, but I had to admit, it was one of the more unique responses I've heard on the matter.

    Thoughts, anyone?

    And no, I don't think this will end well.
  2. Fabulous response.
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Great response... kind of like towns that pass ordinances that bars/restaurants with liquor licenses have to be XXXX feet away from churches... why?
  4. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Especially if the adult business was there first. I'm not an expert in legal matters, so maybe there are provisions allowing for this.
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Most children are molested in private homes. So I think there should be a law keeping homes at least 1,500 feet from adult oriented businesses.

    And maybe they could display those Safe Place stickers in the topless bar windows.
  6. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    i was just in houston and just amazed at all the adult video stores there. seriously, there must be more porn in houston per capita than anyplace outside the san fernando valley
  7. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    No zoning laws are a wonderful thing.
  8. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    Alley Allen is obviously a religious bigot. Why so hateful Allen? Hmmm?
  9. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Yeah. Houston is laid out like a train wreck. Wonderful.
  10. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Wonderful. Just what I needed...a troll following me around.
  11. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Careful, Alley...I think he's in love with you.
  12. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    That's a homophobic and hateful thing to say. What's wrong with it? why so hateful? You should be fired
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