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Strip Joints and Thrown Stones.

A few nights ago, as I was driving home from my parents' house, I passed our friendly neighborhood strip joint, as per usual.

But that night, it broke my heart.

Not because of the lost and hurting inside its doors, not because of the objectification of women or the inevitable infidelity of its patrons, but because of the group gathered outside on the street corner.

Their picket signs read:






"NOT IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD!""BAD FOR THE ECONOMY"

"GET YOUR FILTH OUT OF MY NEIGHBORHOOD"

and, my personal favorite,"PURIFY."(what are you suggesting, exactly?)






Each was marked with religious insignia, emblazoned with crosses, fish outlines, and the like.

I shook my head and drove on, until the worst of it caught my eye.

A man was holding a giant wooden cross (you know, like the ones we use in our Easter plays?) with the following words painted on it:
"SINNERS! He didn't sacrifice his body so you could sell yours."
Well said, sir. Excellent. I imagine th…