That is the term my friend Butch used to describe “Club Skittles” which was shut down for good this afternoon by the Augusta Commission. In case you have not heard of this club before, then before you read on, listen here: Club Skittles
Shame should be on the Commissioners that stood up for the owners of this club. And the gay folks out there that complained that this club was targeted because it catered to gays? Think again; every club, restaurant, lounge, grocery and liquor store and any other establishment that sells alcohol is targeted for compliance of the law. Everyone has to follow the law, right? Isn’t that the core principle of gay marriage being accepted in all 50 states? The law is what it is, no matter the particular case and no matter if it is the application of the US Constitution or a state law against lewd acts upon children or a simple local ordinance that says you will operate in the manner you applied to operate and nothing more. The decision to shut Club Skittles down was legally solid and totally warranted. If Mr. Batson, the club’s attorney wants a debate then he has plenty of avenues to bring on the debate.
My gay friends need to understand that full equality for gay people will never be realized when a subculture of hedonism is what the general public sees when any media story emerges about the gay “lifestyle.” Routinely, images of gay pride parades with racy participants dominate the news along with stories of “clubs” such as Skittles where nothing is off limits including the possibility that a minor was allowed in the club and went on stage with a nude stripper. It was just days after the club opened it’s doors after getting off of legal suspension of their license that another minor was found inside the building not having the work permit required. If that scenario happened in a so-called “straight” club, the arrests and prosecution of individuals would have, and should have, been swift and harsh.
The gay segment of this community should be applauding the commissioners that voted to revoke the alcohol license of a business that apparently operated as a den of impropriety. If I were a gay person, then I would..uh….do what I just said I would do.