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Swingers club divides Toowoomba

IF a strip club comes to town this is the sort of advertising residents can expect to see.
IF a strip club comes to town this is the sort of advertising residents can expect to see.

TOOWOOMBA's latest swingers club, Wildside, has been inundated with potential clients and now it's first two weeks of operation have been booked out.

Religious and community leaders claim Toowoomba’s family-friendly image is under attack.

The Chronicle today reports on the city’s latest swingers club, Wildside, which has been inundated with potential clients to the point where its first two weeks of operation have been booked out.

The Chronicle also reveals an online campaign for the establishment of a city strip club, supported by 439 people.

Both come after Toowoomba’s legal brothel Deviations celebrated its first anniversary in September.

St Pauls Lutheran Church Pastor Ed Szabo said the church could not condone establishments like brothels, strip clubs or swingers clubs.

“But I think it’s a fair indication of our times that these sorts of activities are occurring,” he said.

Pastor Szabo admitted individuals could not be stopped from frequenting such places, but the church encouraged them to consider their choices.

“With every choice there are consequences, whether good or bad.”

City Women Toowoomba’s Leticia Shelton said establishments like brothels and strip clubs exploited people.

“They put more strain on people’s lives and families,” she said.

“People who run these places are more interested in the revenue that is created rather than the impact it has on lives, not to mention the message it sends to women, a message that tells women they are sexual objects for men’s gratification.

“It makes it harder for those who care about people’s lives and are left cleaning up the damage that is done.”

Do you think Toowoomba’s family-friendly image has been tarnished?


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