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Nuns Sue Strip Club That Moved In Next Door

 

The Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo in Chicago are suing the strip club that moved in next door to them. The nuns allege that Club Allure is a common law nuisance and broke state law by setting up shop so close to a place of worship. Sister Maria Noemia Silva says, "It goes against what we believe as religious women. We're fighting for a safe, healthy environment here, and for the club to close." According to the suit, the sisters have witnessed "public violence, drunkenness, and litter, including empty whiskey and beer bottles, discarded contraceptive packages and products and even used condoms." Sister Maria says she and her sisters can hear loud music at night while they're trying to pray. Club Allure denies that its operations have caused a nuisance. Club manager Robert Itzkow says, "[Our dancers] aren't monsters. They're daughters; they're mothers, and some of them are Catholics too."

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