A well-known pastor in southern California has converted his megachurch into a “temporary strip club” in an effort to counter the state’s oppressive lockdown regulations.
Last month, San Diego’s Superior Court Judge Joel R. Wohlfeil ordered a temporary restraining order on the state’s cease-and-desist order to keep strip clubs closed, saying that strip clubs must be allowed to provide live entertainment to adults.
Churches in California, however, remain closed and are still restricted from holding services.
Pastor Rob McCoy of Godspeak Calvary Chapel turned his church into a “strip club” in order to be able to reopen.
McCoy got the idea after former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee joked in an appearance on Fox News about the safety involved in reopening a strip club versus a church.
“I don’t have a lot of experience with the strip clubs,” Huckabee said in the segment. “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.”
Huckabee then suggested that churches in California should become strip clubs.
“The pastor will remove his tie during the sermon, and therefore, he will take off an article of clothing making it a temporary strip club so that people will be able to go to church,” Huckabee said.
The Sunday following former Gov. Huckabee’s appearance on Fox News, Pastor McCoy did just that!
Hey, if this is what we have to do to get Rob Kendall into a church, so be it.