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Ride’m Cowboy?

December 9, 2007

While promoting the facade of a nation which takes the moral high ground on many International issues, we as a nation have actively worked to define decency downward at home. Not all of us are on that train, working behind the scenes to test the limits of morality. To be sure, many people have tried to act as conscience for the nation.

Most of those who were willing to stand up for what they believed in have been ridiculed, marginalized and ruined by both the news media and those who think that any level of morality is too great a burden for members of society to bear.

While reading news last night, I stumbled across the story of Jim Trulock and his efforts at defining decency downward in the suburban community of Duncanville, Texas. According to the AP article, Mr. Trulock has been hosting sex parties for up to 100 people in his home. His sex club has been endeared with the moniker “The Cherry Pit.”

What makes this particular story worthy of my attention is that his neighbors actually complained to the city. The city listened and passed an ordinance banning sex clubs in residential areas. The story didn’t mention a preferred location for the city’s sex clubs, only that they were banned in residential areas.

Before anyone starts applauding the community’s stand for morality, I should point out the reasons the city used to ban Mr. Trulock’s gatherings. The city has made it clear that they don’t object to wife swapping and other forms of debauchery. They said that Mr. Trulock is operating a business featuring live sex acts. I wonder if this “business” has paid taxes, or even filed a tax return.

City spokeswoman Tonya Lewis felt it necessary to say of the city council “it’s not trying to judge anyone or pass judgment on someone’s lifestyle.” But reading further, it appeared as if that was exactly what the city was doing. The article went on to quote Ms. Lewis as saying “we’re not about infringing on the rights of the Cherry Pit patrons or owners. But now your right to have fun has infringed on everyone else’s. And now you have to draw the line.”

From her comments, it would appear that in Duncanville Texas, orgies have been officially defined as “fun.”

Not everyone agrees with the ban. And it’s amply clear that those who partake of this “forbidden fruit” simply don’t understand why moral standards have any place in a community. Dawn Burton, 45, is a regular at the Cherry Pit. She was quoted as saying “it’s crazy that they want to force their morality down our throats.”

Some of the complaints received by the city were along this line… “I came to Duncanville to have a family. I didn’t come here to live next to a sex club.” Of course this story wouldn’t be complete without a reality check. Apparently Mr. Trulock’s neighbor, Jack Martin was only concerned that orgies in the neighborhood would somehow reduce his property value.

After all, it really is all about the money.

Until next time,

2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 9, 2007 10:37 pm

    He’s probably upset because he was never invited…….

  2. December 9, 2007 10:46 pm

    That thought did cross my mind…

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