Nuns Don’t ‘Love Thy Neighbor’ If It’s A Strip Club
Suburban Chicago nuns are suing a local strip club because they play loud music when the nuns want to pray.
The Sisters of St. Charles named Club Allure Chicago and the village of Stone Park in their lawsuit filed Friday in Cook County Circuit Court. They claim the club violates Illinois zoning laws, which require a 1,000-foot buffer between adult entertainment facilities and places of worship…
The sisters have seen “public violence, drunkenness and litter, including . empty whiskey and beer bottles, discarded contraceptive packages and products and even used condoms,” according to the lawsuit, which also mentions the “pulsating and rhythmic staccato-beat noise and flashing neon and or strobe lights” that disturb the nuns…
While the Bible says, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” the manager of the club said the nuns are not being very neighborly.
“We spent an awful lot of money to make sure that this kind of thing would not occur,” Club Allure manager Robert Itzkow told WMAQ-TV. “The whole thing is just a question of ‘we don’t like you; you don’t conform to our religious beliefs.'”
Itzkow said the club’s dancers “aren’t monsters. They’re daughters; they’re mothers, and some of them are Catholics too.”