‘I have the right to pray for strip­pers’

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A Wash­ing­ton man has ap­plied to get the names and ad­dresses of ev­ery regis­tered strip­per in the state so that he could pray for them.

Kiro TV and The Huff­in­g­ton Post re­ported that David van Vleet told the court he needed names and ad­dresses to en­sure that the women had a shot at sal­va­tion. Strip­pers and strip club man­agers in the state must have an en­ter­tainer’s li­cence.

“I would pray for those dancers by name,” Van Vleet said, ac­cord­ing to The­New­sTri­bune.com. “I’m a Christian … We have the right to pray for peo­ple.”

The Pierce County Au­di­tor’s Of­fice no­ti­fied the peo­ple whose de­tails Van Vleet sought, and he was taken to court by a strip club man­ager and a dancer.

Jenn Ka­plan, rep­re­sent­ing the of­fended en­ter­tain­ers, said many strip­pers “have an enor­mous pri­vacy in­ter­est”.

Van Vleet’s ap­pli­ca­tion was blocked.

– Staff re­porter

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