Tuesday, February 5, 2013
We know from experience across the country that the consumption of alcohol in a place where nudity is allowed is an invitation to disaster. The Supreme Court has determined communities can set standards for these establishments.
It is easy to get a controversy started. All one needs do is express an opinion rooted in a traditional moral or ethical position and there are people who disagree. Many people are willing to let all the barriers down allowing for what they see as total freedom. There are people advocating for no age limits in regard to issues related to alcohol or consent laws regarding sexual activity. It seems any time a person or group of people point to traditional family values or morals rooted in the fabric of our country, there are others who complain that morals and old fashioned ideas are being forced on them. All laws are founded upon a set of moral standards agreed upon by the majority of the people in a culture. In every civilization we know…
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Our Patch Question of the Week wants to know if you think adult-oriented establishments should be restricted or left alone.
Strip clubs throughout metro Atlanta have been in the news quite a bit lately. Many metro Atlanta governments are struggling over whether these adult-only establishments attract crime and other "undesirable" elements. The new city of Brookhaven faces a likely lawsuit from Buford Highway's Pink Pony. The city council recently adopted an ordinance similar to DeKalb County's, one that prohibits such nude dancing establishments from selling alcohol. The Lindbergh-Lavista Corridor Coalition hosted a public meeting on Tuesday to discuss a proposed law that seeks to limit “non-conforming” businesses, such as strip clubs and adult video stores, along Cheshire Bridge Road from Piedmont to Lavista roads. The Stone Mountain Community Improvement …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Patch wants your opinion on one of the hottest topics facing our new city.
The Pink Pony is now part of the city of Brookhaven, and the mayor and city council are trying to figure out whether more adult-oriented businesses should be allowed inside city limits. Channel 2 Action News reported last month that Brookhaven leaders are considering ordinanaces that would regulate these kinds of establishments within the city. But the station also said that expensive lawsuits and litigation could follow if a private business thinks those ordinances are unfair. Patch wants to know: Should Brookhaven allow strip clubs and other adult businesses within our new city? Or should stringent laws be drafted to discourage those kinds of establishment?