San Diego Superior Court Judge Joel R. Wohlfeil said that the state of California should cease any actions preventing the strip clubs from being allowed to provide live adult entertainment. Churches, however, were still restricted from holding indoor services despite several pastors who have defied the state’s lockdown restrictions on religious gatherings.
Last Sunday, Pastor Rob McCoy of Godspeak Calvary Chapel decided to outsmart the state’s closing of churches by turning his church into a “strip club” of his own. McCoy has previously dealt with a filing of contempt after continuing indoor services despite a court injunction.
Before delivering his sermon, McCoy played a Fox News clip of former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, who quipped that churches should reopen as a “temporary strip club.”
“I don’t have a lot of experience with the strip clubs,” Huckabee said “I do have quite a bit of experience with churches, and I would think it’s ridiculous to say that people are safer in a strip club than they are at church.”
Following the clip, McCoy had music played as he broke out in a clean version of a “striptease” before removing his tie. Meanwhile, the congregation raised $1 bills and cheered him on.
“This is insane!” McCoy said. “Cannot America see the hypocrisy and the stupidity of all this?” You’re being lied to. We are finished with your tyranny and we are going to enjoy Thanksgiving and we’re going to worship God. Open your churches!”
Jurgen Matthesius, senior pastor of Awaken Church, also did a “striptease” before his sermon in response to the ruling.
–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice