Memphis City Council member Shea Flinn wants the the city to study the idea of creating an ‘adult entertainment district’ for strip clubs and other sex-oriented businesses. He wants a committee to look into a possible location as well as answer the question whether “this is the right thing to do.”
Is it the right thing to do? Why or why not?
Adult Entertainment shadows despair, dominance, obsession, and intimacy disorders. It objectifies women and fractures families. As a pastor, I have witnessed the demise of marriages because spouses have become so addicted to adult entertainment that they lost their ability to contribute to a loving and healthy relationship. Do I want to see an adult entertainment district in Memphis? The answer is No! But I do see that Shea Flinn’s proposal as an attempt to better control an activity that is a sorry fact of life in our society. You cannot regulate morality but you can regulate the institutions that undermine it.