City of Palestine Fires Back After Protest of Sexually Oriented Business Ad in Herald-Press
PALESTINE, TX—The City of Palestine has fired back at George and Rebekah Stanley after the Stanley’s paid advertisement in the Palestine Herald-Press opposing the 57-acre sexually oriented business zone being proposed by the city.
The ad, which appeared in the weekend edition of the Herald-Press, asked for members of the public to appear at a September 4th meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission to speak against the proposed zoning change, but a press release from the city cautions citizens to not show up so fast.
“Before you get in your car, toting your Bible, and show up at city hall to ‘protest’ what we think is best for you, be ready to jump through a few hoops before you address us with your petty concerns,” the press release said, “Because we know what is best for you and sex is what is best for everyone.”
In a shocking move, that the American Civil Liberties Union says is designed to stifle free speech, members of the public will be required to screen a pre-selected adult film before being allowed to speak to the commission on Thursday.
“Lesbo Pool Party 3, a newly released film from the fine folks at 3rd Degree Films, will be played at the beginning of the meeting and anyone wishing to speak against the theme park will be required to watch,” the city declared in the press release, “This includes all three hours of hardcore action plus the bonus scenes.”
The city says that, after watching the movie and if the person is still, somehow, opposed to the theme park then they will be allowed to speak, but contends, “We don’t really have to listen.”
The city continues to maintain that the proposed sexually oriented theme park, scheduled to open in May, is what is best for the city’s economy and community.