Nuns protest a strip club
Religious ladies take a stand against a strip club
- Duration 6:27
- Date Jul 11, 2012
Religious ladies take a stand against a strip club
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The next segment tonight in Chicago suburbs is a nasty controversy between a group the Catholic nuns and -- strip club owner.
Incredibly -- Robert it's now wants open a three million dollar cabaret featuring on clothed women.
To a convent and retirement home run by the sisters of saint Charles for a male.
Well -- -- and -- so to speak.
The sisters have been battling the club for months you're still fighting the sergeant yes we are because we believe in the family values of -- hard.
We wanna healthy communities the get a club was supposed to open in April but road construction along lake street in stone park.
-- -- those plans dramatically there's no way it seems they're going to be able to open any time soon.
While you all got answers prayers in different ways whether it's the construction -- haven't.
That's a divine sign of some god and let them take -- channel where you like it.
Trying to the question is -- should authorities allow the club to open.
Joining us now from Washington Fox News analyst Mary Katharine Ham in here in the studio the always first vacation is one where -- says.
You care about the story.
I do you -- I I don't wanna come across as any prude and you know the fact is there -- clubs and everything according to books by the law but I care about it because it's antagonistic.
To religious institution you can imagine all of a sudden you get strippers dressing up as nuns to entertain their customers you can also imagine.
How -- you gonna have nuns subjected to taunts and all that from Randy males who -- going to strip club finally unduly behave.
That's all speculative but yeah I don't like it I think but I think it look there they've been there.
They should and they initially gonna tell you something bill this permit was the not.
I -- to -- -- right and and that's the key here Mary Katherine you get to saint Thomas More society representing the nun's -- listen.
To this village you ought to do this you don't have to put it there it's a thousand feet.
Who -- these clubs must be away from any kind of the church institution that they gave them a waiver.
And -- But I think that the nuns.
And also the retirement people who -- in that facility the retirement home.
And most of them -- Catholic I think there is civil rights have been violated their religious rights are being violated because this thing.
I I don't not gonna say anything untoward is gonna happen I don't think that's fair but it's certainly a disruption to their way of life.
And yes you know I think it has to be taken seriously.
Right and dipping as -- take that seriously I don't know if I'd agree -- their civil rights are being violated their practice the religion but I I do.
Then this looks like a very David vs Goliath kind of situation.
I don't I don't care what the business -- they did seem to sort of go through the motions here and have the public hearings -- find -- a little strange that the nuns say that they did not get any notification of exactly what the building was going to be.
Or of the public hearings where they could have -- to get that -- -- -- -- -- back to my original question.
Here you have a group of of sisters.
All right who living there.
Right it's a residence they live there.
Are you don't think their rights are being violated by a three million dollar a humongous strip club.
Right next door what they billed as the three million dollar -- strip club right next to your house Mary Katherine went.
You -- -- they're designing lost her pretty quick that I know they do have done not for reasons I think if the waiver was -- it was gotten in some way that was on toward the may have what we care about.
And I want the I want your -- -- -- -- am civil rights to live your life to pursue happiness you have all you bought your home all of a sudden.
Right next to you is a three million dollar strip club.
And you're saying.
I wouldn't why not why are you not speak and violated no I don't I don't think my favourite media are highly do you window and -- process that was just aren't aware of -- sisters and allow homeowners are actually protesting that and they're taking it -- public opinion -- -- you where they -- -- okay.
Richard Petty foggy in the essential issue.
You I don't -- our civil rights violated if they follow the law to get the -- Klein yeah.
I've been my rights are violated if all of a sudden I own this property yes -- -- they change the zoning and they allow these people end to run this mega billion.
That's a pretty good yeah I mean I -- all of this in the philosophical point that's I don't wanna deal -- -- -- let let's saint Thomas More.
Do you -- and now and then and legalism -- with a you're an American yeah you buy a home.
All right you're okay you'll have the home.
And all of a sudden right next man this is what.
Don't -- easy aren't your -- -- you have children.
You want a little -- that's our -- -- that's why I -- -- I'll get you all right.
Yeah I would not go that far and I know you would Mary -- -- that's okay we're going to do respect your opinion and an assist total log in you can contest them and you can take this a public system overall and -- -- -- now.
If this were -- Mary -- in no way.
No way that guy would do it no way that ship owner would do would have for a model is now I'm you know -- not.
I'd -- that I do think that's -- I think this is a matter much like.
About same situation of respecting the people in -- community he's not doing that he's been actually pretty mean to these.
Elderly sick nuns in the press and he was going to open -- -- on Good Friday I think he's not scoring a lot of -- for what this is.
This guy -- beneath contempt we understand that.
You take my point about a mosque number one and they've either got to be afraid of what would happen -- a noble stand number two the media would be in -- -- media's -- Put the national media beyond this what I think for -- -- to try this with a mosque.
I think it would -- in the politics of it would be totally unacceptable.
To the media.
But also I think that the reaction from the Islamic community would be much more harsh I don't think you're seeing look.
-- -- not -- abolition Italian at a Catholic side.
-- yeah you know IA yeah time.
I think people in the Catholic community will revolt they would and -- what was behind the -- that he could have been.
I just think I'm gonna look at different Chicago be Catholic city -- that you have these houses the Catholics out there despite several -- -- -- that people -- -- -- these numbers of people go -- -- -- -- that's gonna -- Oddly similar behind and I think the backgrounds on national and is now as part of their winning time we wanna see you out there leading into.
I want to see the bishops -- and how did you know I wanna see the Catholic community stay in the wind yeah.
And I mean if they do they do nobody due to be rare --