Nuns Sue Nearby Strip Club In ChicagoBy: Ellisha Rader Mannering - June 18, 2014
A convent of nuns called the Sisters of St. Charles is suing Club Allure Chicago and the village of Stone Park in Chicago. According to the nuns, the strip club is located near their church and plays loud music that interrupts their prayer sessions and daily activities.
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.
The attorney hired by the nuns claims that the nuns have a very good case and that they have the right to pray and live in peace. If they can prove that the club is disrupting their lives, they may just win the lawsuit.
The club owners claim that they are not violating any noise laws and point out that the nuns have not even bothered to complain to the police or fill out any police reports concerning the matter. The owners believe that the nuns just do not want the strip club near their church.
“We spent an awful lot of money to make sure that this kind of thing would not occur,” Club Allure manager Robert Itzkow said. “The whole thing is just a question of `we don’t like you; you don’t conform to our religious beliefs.”‘
“The dancers aren’t monsters. They’re daughters; they’re mothers, and some of them are Catholics too,” he added.
The nuns feel as if they are not only sticking up for themselves, but also other members of the community who are not happy with the strip club but are too afraid to speak up about it.
Who do you think is right or wrong?
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