Holy Loophole

IMG_1649I just love this story: A swinger’s club which had operated without incident for years near Nashville’s oh-so-hot Gulch neighborhood was recently forced to move because of a new mega-development going in. So they were going to relocate to a building in Madison, north of town. And the good Christian folks up there got wind of it and decided they didn’t want no swingin’ sullying their neighborhood and would someone please think of the children and so the Tennessee State Legislature and the Nashville Metro Council passed laws that prevented “social clubs” from being in certain neighborhoods (small government alert!), and so now the swinger’s club is reopening as a church. Whose members all pay dues to the swinger’s club:

On paper, at least, plans have changed dramatically for a Madison property where a swingers club tried to open before city and state policymakers moved swiftly to block it.

The owners now plan to open a church — a church that honors the paid memberships from the swingers club.

The United Fellowship Center at 520 Lentz Drive will honor memberships to The Social Club, according to a member newsletter, but baseball caps, bandanas, skull caps and sagging pants won’t be tolerated.

The center was “founded on the basic belief that we are all children of the same universe,” the newsletter says. “Every individual is free to practice their religion in the manner of their choosing, as mandated by the First Amendment, so long as that expression does not impinge upon the rights or freedoms of others and is in accordance with the government’s laws.”

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ….

By the way, I spotted the decal above on a mailbox outside a bbq place here in town during the height of the swinger’s club controversy. I thought it was pretty funny. I just love how we’re all in favor of small government here until sex gets involved and then it’s like OMG WE GOTTA PASS A LAW. I mean honestly, I do not care what people do in their bedrooms, who (or how many) they share a bed with, who marries whom, etc. It simply is not my business. As long as it’s all consenting adults, I really would prefer to not even know about everybody else’s sex life.

I used to live in a small town in Kentucky and let me say, you would be shocked at how many of these fine Christian folks who were so downright upright were also taking trips into Nashville on the weekends to indulge in carnal entertainment. I’d place bets that some of those passing laws targeting this “social club” have indulged in a little swing time themselves.


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9 responses to “Holy Loophole

  1. ThresherK

    Hey, if they’re gonna pass a law to keep certain dress out, how about mandating what they wear into a theme swinger’s club?

    I vote for the 1920s. Not just any ’20s, but John Held Jr’s 1920s.

    PS O/T: Tennessee’s Ammopalooza made CJR.

  2. Well, the CCW crowd might have an issue with a nude “church”.

    • Shutter

      “Well, the CCW crowd might have an issue with a nude “church”.

      I can think of one place they can shove it.

  3. greennotGreen

    You know, the smart business owner locates near his/her clientele.

  4. Most Southern Xtians practice “serial polygamy” without thinking a thing about it (Jeebus said NO DIVORCE, y’all!), though in many cases the successive stages overlap somewhat LOL. (See Gingrich, Newt for the prime example)

  5. Name

    Roy Moore most wants this church, of any church, to install their version of a xmas ‘creche’.

  6. Randy

    Actually I think nekkid church would be more appropriate than nude. Gives “Snake handlin Hillbillies” a whole new meaning.