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To Phoenix City Council
Copies Sent to New Times, The Beat, ALCU & Others
September 12, 1998
Re: Adult Business Proposals
I simply cannot believe any citizen reading the "factual reports" on Topless Clubs and Adult Cabarets would do anything but laugh at how obsessed the city must be over sexuality. . Is THIS what the city is so concerned about?
There is absolutely nothing in the reports to support the view there is any connection with any of these activities and "the spread of sexually transmitted diseases", or "protect the neighborhood". That is simply an excuse to impose the views of those that seek sexual oppression of consenting adult sexuality over the rights of consenting adults. What is wrong with adult fun, non-sexual touch, or even heaven forbid pleasure sharing among consenting adults?
I realize some think that pleasure sharing between consenting adults is somehow so terribly wrong. To me those ideas result in sexually frustrated men on the streets, who might abuse or rape women, instead of them enjoying some level of sexual or adult satisfaction in the clubs. I believe this view is the opposite of what is good for our community.
I have no financial interest in any sex business. I do counsel many couples on intimacy and sexuality issues and see the harm of our sexually repressive attitudes in real people's lives. These proposals further the cause of women being treated as simply sex objects to gawk at. Instead we need more wholesome interaction. Many women tell me that most men don't have a clue about intimacy and loving sensuality/sexuality and the oppressive proposed laws further that view of women as just sex objects instead of real humans. In my discussion of nude clubs I show how beneficial some non-sexual interaction's are - the kind the proposals would make illegal!
As a biblical Christian I also have helped thousands of couples overcome the traditional teachings of sexual repression that are based purely on "tradition" but have no biblical basis. I am a presenter at many swing conventions and have a huge resource center at http://www.libchrist.com, which gets 300-500 visitors a day (and no sexy pictures to attract them!). I will address the swing club issue in a separate letter since in my view that is a completely different issue than sex businesses. But my interest and support of certain types of adult sex work is the result of my interest in intimacy issues and in working with so many couples. My views on sex work are personal and do not necessarily reflect the views of those that support Liberated Christians, which is why I'm doing a separate letter dealing with Liberated Christians issues of swing clubs and polyamory groups.
My intent is to share with you perhaps a different view that you might consider "the other side of the issue" if you will. Also because some folks are not mature enough to handle such honest discussions I would not want my full name used in public.
My review of Police Report on high crimes at Phoenix Topless Clubs
My review of Police Report on Phoenix Nude Clubs
My paper on Decriminalization of Prostitution and the terrible immoral acts of the vice cops on honest citizens. Other than going to nude clubs and some non-sexual massage therapists, I am not a customer of any sex worker nor have any financial or personal interest in any sex provider. But I have strong feelings about the immaturity of our culture on these issues. Therefore I exercise my First Amendment right to speak out on these issues by web sites and writings.
My paper "Christian Prostitution Is Not A Biblical Conflict" to address the issue of uninformed Christians that are probably the most active group in pushing there sexual repressive agenda over the rights of sexual expression and adult fun for other more open minded consenting adults.
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