Legally, city had little choice but to approve strip club
Really, there wasn't much the Las Cruces City Council could do but to approve an appeal for The Bronx, a topless adult entertainment club that will open in Las Cruces.
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#1 Nov 21, 2012
Mayor Pro Tem Sharon Thomas summed up much of the council's sentiments, when it came time for the vote.
"We cannot deny something we do not like," Thomas said. "It's their right. We cannot say this kind of establishment cannot go anywhere. We can only mitigate.
I watched the proceedings. Sharon Thomas was the smartest person in the room, besides the lawyer. I do not plan on visiting this establishment, but I believe they have a right to build the place, especially after all the prerequisites were met for the permit.
To try to deny it solely on religious bias equates back to when there was the Salem witch trials. It has the right to be built. If you dont like it, dont go.
Maybe its because Im not a god-fearing person. That I can look at both sides of the issue. On one side, I see that all the proper paperwork and requirements was met, and there is no legal reason to deny the permit. On the other, I see pastors bemoaning this as against god and satans work, with no-one bringing forth any concrete evidence as to why the permit should be denied.
The city doesnt tell the churches how to preach, so the churches should have no say on business they dont like. I was in the military for just that reason.
Go back and read the transcripts. Sharon Thomas spoke reason. All Miguel Silva would talk about was religious arguments.
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#2 Nov 21, 2012
I agree with you, the City needed to approve the Strip Club otherwise it would have been sued and lost. Back in the late 70's while I was going to school at NMSU, I went with a bunch of friends to a strip club in El Paso and one in Juarez. I haven't been to one since because it didn't "do anything" for me, plus I wanted my beer glass filled with beer and not boobs.
The people who were protesting the strip club were doing so out of their "religous beliefs", which is acceptable. If they don't want a strip club here, then don't go to it. It's just like the adult bookstore, if that is not "your thing", don't go, but don't block someone else from going if that is their choice.
I've got enough hassles with the wife and 3 granddaughters that I have...don't need a strip club.
#3 Nov 22, 2012
Yup, if your religious beliefs forbid this type of stuff, simply stay away. If you like 'em go ahead and go. Time will tell whether this town's economy can support this. With the influx of visitors, it may work out.
So, what's needed to open an adult bookstore? Some competition is good for the economy. ; )
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