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  • Ohio Conservative Wants Ban On Public Nudity And Breastfeeding, Suggests They Cause Gay Pride

    An Ohio pro-family anti-abortion activist wants to ban all public nudity, including public breastfeeding, not just because he has a problem with female nudity, but because he’s convinced that it leads to “gay pride.”

    Patrick Johnson, who’s the director of Personhood Ohio, called for a ban on all public nudity after topless dancers from a gentleman’s club protested at his church in support of strip clubs. Johnson’s church has campaigned against strip clubs and harassed customers for years.

    "We've been backed into a corner, and they continue to harass the customers," Thomas George, who owns two Ohio strip clubs, told USA Today. "I don't want to (use nudity), but obviously he doesn't understand the meaning of just go away."

    But Johnson sees himself as the victim here.

    “I am sick that women can legally bare their breasts to children and to married men against their will in Ohio,” Johnson wrote on his Facebook page after the protest.

    He then told ABC, “I think when we allow women to flaunt their sexuality to the public, flaunt their nudity to the public, it’s harmful to marriage.”

    Johnson is "pro-life." Here's a photo of him from his Facebook page:

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    Johnson urged Ohioans to contact their legislators in support of the ban, as it is currently legal for women to be topless in public in Ohio.  “I think what [the protesters] did was an offense to God, was an offense to the public morality, and the legislature should act to criminalize what they did.”

    Johnson doesn’t just think that topless women are immoral – but that their appearance contributes to the popularity of Ohio’s gay pride parade.

    “The gay pride parade in Columbus is 500,000 strong – why? Because the women go topless. This is the only one where I’ve seen this level of nudity,” he wrote on his Facebook page. “San Francisco, Chicago, Washington, D.C. I have never seen the kind of public lewdness I have seen in Columbus, Ohio.”

    Because people clearly only go to gay pride parades to see topless women.

    The Aiken Area Progressive blog notes that banning public nudity would also ban public breastfeeding.

    “This is a no-exceptions ban that if enacted, will drop the number of states to 49 in which breastfeeding is legal, and, if enacted, this definitely will violate numerous Constitutional amendments.”

    Johnson isn’t the only public figure who’s advocated against public breastfeeding. Last year, Republican state Rep. Debbie Riddle spoke out against a bill that would protect the right to breastfeed in public, arguing that businesses should be able to object to women who aren’t being “modest.”

    “A bill that would allow for lawsuits if one ‘interfered’ with a woman breast feeding is really going a bit far,” she wrote on her Facebook page. “If a business owner objects to a woman who is not being modest than be fearful of a lawsuit is government out of control.

     

    Hat tip: Pink News
    Image: International Women's Day Demostration in Valencia, 2008. Women performing a "collective breastfeeding act in order to vindicate their right to conciliate family and work." Photo by Amadeu Sanz via Flickr

           

                          

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    • commented 2014-08-27 22:13:00 -0400
      This article is a bunch of bologna.
      He does not want to ban public breastfeeding at all. Just displays like the women who came half naked to their church to protest. Talk about lewd and crude. It is an insult to women that other women would do that

    • commented 2014-08-27 14:58:34 -0400
      Steven, there is no real “average national average police response time for a 911 call.” According to the Wall Street Journal, among other things, “The trouble is, there isn’t a true standard for measuring response time. Part of the problem is that different departments define emergency cases differently — so some are averaging response times across, say, 3% to 5% of their 911 calls, while others are averaging across 10% or more. “It’s very, very tough to compare,” said Nahanni Pollard, faculty and criminology coordinator at Douglas College in New Westminster, British Columbia. “They’re comparing apples to chairs. It’s really a mildly irritating and complicated system.”” There are many other factors that influence response time data. Here’s the link: http://blogs.wsj.com/numbers/response-times-detroit-giving-no-time-to-misleading-police-stats-1264/

    • commented 2014-08-27 14:36:41 -0400
      These people are bat-shit crazy. No one should regulate when, where, and how a child should be fed. The whole premise of initiating “gayness” is a fear tactic and complete bullshit. I don’t know how some people get them self dressed every day because their thinking is just ass-backwards! ✌️

    • commented 2014-08-27 11:24:34 -0400
      Gee, he makes it sound like he’s attended a lot of Pride parades, all over the nation. Hmmm.

    • commented 2014-08-25 19:38:18 -0400
      I agree that this guy is a loon and a fool, but your little anti gun slam was quite pathetic. LoL his picture was advocating for home self defense. Sorry, kids… but being prepared to use deadly force against someone who’s invaded your home (whom might be okay with killing you and/or your loved ones) is not being anti-life. It’s having basic common sense and a willingness to preserve your own life if necessary.

      I really hate it when someone like yourself makes a good, solid, logical point and then utterly destroys it with nonsense like that. Haha… Just… Wow. You realize the national average police response time for a 911 call is? Over ten minutes. I suppose the dude understanding that his entire family could be killed during that time .. (Including a rape of his wife or kids) and being prepared to protect them if necessary .. Makes him pro death.

      Typical.

    • commented 2014-08-25 19:32:59 -0400
      Why is it their ‘Pro-life’ meme stops once the child is out of the womb?

    • commented 2014-08-25 18:11:27 -0400
      Ha Ha HA! I think this guy is afraid of women.
      I breastfed my son in public. It’s not like I announced to everyone I was about to feed my child. I just threw a towel over my shoulder and whipped out a breast and he had his meal. Most people who did notice would turn away or red in the face. I thought it was funny how people reacted. This was 33 years ago when it was not something most mothers did.

    • commented 2014-08-25 12:05:40 -0400
      We’re to blame for EVERYTHING.

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