from the New York Post:
Sex club posed as a church to evade cops
A Tennessee sex club is being accused of masquerading as a church, and it’s owners may need to drop to their knees — to pray — because city officials want to shut the place down.
The Social Club – which has a permit to operate as a church – were exposed by two undercover city inspectors who infiltrated the swingers club on March 25 and “observed patrons openly engaging in sexual conduct and intercourse,” according to the complaint filed on May 11 by Nashville officials.
Christine Gibson and Bill Earles paid $40 to gain access into the club’s secret sex chamber, and once inside, made their way through 12 rooms with either a bed or a lounge chair where couples and groups were having sex while others watched, court documents read.
In one instance, a couple, who went by ‘Val’ and ‘Steve’ asked the inspectors to photograph them as Val gave Steve oral pleasure inside the “Choir Room,” according to the surveillance activity report.
Later, they observed a pregnant woman having her breasts sucked and fondled by a man.
The city lambasted the club – owned by the Freedom 4 All, Inc. – saying it should be shut down for “permitting acts of lewd conduct” because it’s a “public nuisance” and because it violates state law which prohibits operation of a club within 1,000 feet of a school.
Metro’s Zoning Administrator Bill Herbert said he was shocked by the investigators’ probe.
“Maybe I’m naive. I did not expect it to be as graphic as it was,” NewsChannel 5 reported.
Herbert told NewsChannel5 it wasn’t until recently that the city was flagged of the club’s increased late night activity and blatant advertising for “Naughty Nights” every second Saturday of the month.
The Social Club had previously been known as a swinger’s sanctuary at a different Nashville location, and when owners announced the move to its current location at 520 Lentz Drive, residents were outraged.
But the owners promised no sex would take place at the club and instead would open a church to members only to get around zoning laws.
A lawyer for the club told the station he hadn’t yet had time to read the full complaint but “continued to maintain that the business is a church.”