The Metropolitan Government in Nashville, Tennessee, has filed an official complaint against a sex club operating illegally… in of all places, a church.
A permit had been issued to operate a church at 520 Lentz Ave in Madison, but complaints from the public and an investigation led police to believe that the owners were actually running an underground sex club.
Two undercover inspectors found themselves able to pay $40 to enter the club, and bore witness to lewd sexual acts taking place there.
Metro’s Zoning Administrator Bill Herbert said of the report, “I was shocked, quite frankly. I was shocked. Maybe I’m naive. I did not expect it to be as graphic as it was.”
“They witnessed sex acts and other acts that indicated that the property was not being used as a church,” Herbert stated.
News Channel 5 reports:
Two years ago, the TSC was a downtown swinger’s club known for allowing sex between consenting adults. When it announced plans to move to an office park in Madison, neighbors were outraged and both the Metro council and state legislature quickly passed laws directly aimed at preventing the sex club from opening there.
The owners then announced they would instead open a church, open only to members, and promised there would be no sex, where the sex-club’s so-called dungeon room would now be the church’s choir room.
“And what did the inspectors find in the choir room?” NewsChannel 5 Investigates asked.
“They found people engaging in sex,” he replied.
Herbert said it wasn’t until recently that the city started seeing increased activity on the property late at night on weekends and more blatant advertising, like on the TSC website.
The site states that no membership is required and the club is open every Friday and Saturday night when it’s “time to get naughty.” On certain Sunday nights, women can “choose the man or men they want to ‘dance’ with.”
“It doesn’t look like they’re trying to hide what’s going on there,” NewsChannel 5 Investigates remarked to the city’s head of zoning.
“Exactly!” was Bill Herbert’s response.
He said this all violates the property owners’ permit to operate as a church and that’s why the city is now suing the owners, Freedom 4 All, maintaining the “lewd conduct” “permitted and encouraged” by employees is a “public nuisance” and in violation of both state and city law.
In an effort to try to stop work order posted on the front door that says the sex club is prohibited from doing business here. “I see it as a victory for our community,” Ricky Perry, head of the neighboring Goodpasture Christian School.