Some York County Christians are passionately praying for a purpose. They believe their prayers will prevent approval of an application for a strip club. Otherwise, neighbors fear immoral behaviors will filter throughout their community.
In a prayer vigil at a strip mall on Delta Road, in Chanceford Township, hundreds surround the building that’s the potential home of a new strip club.
Joanne Colyer orchestrated the prayer vigil. She says, “It’s about reaching out to the men involved, so they can see how passionate we are in our faith, that maybe they might have a change of heart and want what we have.”
Colyer says prayer will prevent approval of an application for an adult venue.
“It destroys families, it destroys women, everything is immoral and dishonoring to God,” Colyer says.
Daniel Warner is the Pastor of Antioch 1611 Baptist Church, in Stewartstown. He says, “I think the Devil’s taking too much ground in this country and it’s time for Christians to stand up and not fight physically but battle in prayer.”
Warner says they’ll continue to pray until May 23rd. That’s when the Chanceford Township Board decides the fate of the proposed strip club at a zoning hearing.
“If you don’t think it will work, you don’t know my God,” Warner says.
And on Facebook, more than 430 neighbors oppose the idea in the “Citizens against Strip Club” group.
Terry Sutton is the president of Alliance Commercial Realty, in York. He submitted the application for the club. He says anyone has the option to apply for an application to lease or buy the space. This move could possibly prevent the tenant who wants a strip club from moving forward.