"Harry Reid will have to pry the cat house keys from my cold dead hands," Dennis Hof, owner of the Moonlite Bunny Ranch Brothel
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Mary Magdalene--"No, she probably wasn't", says Rev. Barbara Sexton
image courtesy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Magdalene
Senator Harry Reid--"But he sure has been!", says Rev. Barbara Sexton
Harry Reid: ‘The time has come for us to outlaw prostitution’
By Anjeanette Damon, David McGrath Schwartz, Cy Ryan
Published Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011
CARSON CITY — Sen. Harry Reid on Tuesday called for “an adult conversation” about prostitution in Nevada, saying it is an impediment to economic development because it discourages businesses from moving here.
“Nevada needs to be known as the first place for innovation and investment – not as the last place where prostitution is still legal,” he said in a speech to the Nevada Legislature......"
"......Dennis Hof, a flamboyant brothel owner, arrived at the Legislature about 90 minutes before Reid was scheduled to speak. Hof was accompanied by eight working girls from his brothel outside Carson City."
"Harry Reid will have to pry the cat house keys from my cold dead hands," he told the media.
READ THE REST HERE: http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2011/feb/22/reid-vs-brothel-industry
Make no mistake about it, prostitution has always been with us and is likely 'here to stay'.In fact, the Bible, itself, is rift with mention of this profession in it's various incarnations:
--sometimes redemptively 'flattering' as in the story of God-fearing 'Rahab', the brave prostitute who hid and helped two Israelis spying in Jericho escape with their lives
--sometimes (rightly or wrongly, but in my opinion the latter...) as a 'repentant prostitute' in the tradition of Mary Magdalene
---and sometimes in the 'no-holds-barred' tradition of the metaphor of the 'Great Whore Of Babylon', who in collusion with 'the Antichrist' and the 'Beast' wrecks havoc on earth and humankind in their 'final days'.
Of course, other prostitutes, concubines, sex slaves and all sorts of sexual activities are elaborated upon in Scripture (listen up you who think the Bible is all irrelevant and boring ramblings of stern old men!).
In fact, Biblical stories of 'fallen women' are a very powerful reflection of the realities of life of earth...in times past, currently, as well as in the future.
To write the 'Good Book' off as 'mere arcane and imaginary writings' (as I once did for the first 37 years of my life as a proud atheist/agnostic) is to do it a great injustice. (Note: You OWE IT to yourself to read the Bible NOW, if you never have before!)
But I digress....
Back to the surprising 'stance' of the uber-liberal Harry Reid, I stand with those who simply cannot believe that 'Prince Harry', as Tea Party Patriots call him, is SO up-in-arms about the legal prostitution business in Nevada.
It boggles the mind that Progressive Lib Dem Harry Reid is actually BLAMING Nevada's financial woes on the 'world's oldest profession'.
Not only is it 'counter-intuitive', but it smacks of the kind of perverse 'self-righteousness' exhibited by those who consider themselves to be totally 'above the frey'.
Is Prince Harry SQUAWKING too much because he has something to hide, like the fact that HE and his CRONIES are responsible for not only the pathetic financial state of Nevada, but of the entire U.S.A., itself?
Is the 'gentleman (ahem) from Nevada' objecting just a little too much?
I think so.
And I think that Harry Reid is barking up a storm over Nevada brothels not so much because he hails from a position of 'high moral import'...but because he craves to be in the spotlight, once again and he'll do whatever it takes to get back there.
Don't get me wrong-engaging in prostitution has enough negative ramifications.
Those who do it for a living must face a myriad of consequences and life-impacts that are more often bad than good.
Prostitution, gambling, booze, drugs, abortion, sexually transmitted diseases and various forms of 'abuse' are always potential cohabitants in the lives of the Bunny Ranch babes and their sisters.
Family and friends are affected, not to mention 'significant others', if there are any.
But, at least in Nevada some level of legal regulation is applied to and oversees the prostitution industry, which is more than we can say about the dog-and-pony show we have been forcefully subjected to by Nancy Pelosi and the 'squawking' Prince Harry.
I don't know what set Reed 'off' here, but I think he's off-base.
Doesn't he realize that it was Mary Magdalene, that 'fallen-woman-wrongly-branded-as-a-prostitute' by eons of male chauvinist church leaders who first saw the 'empty tomb' and then the Risen Christ?
Doesn't Harry realize that it was 'the women'--those branded 'sainted' and 'fallen' and those 'in-between' who stayed with Christ under the cross...prepared his body for burial...and then were the first to 'see' him again after resurrection?
The lesson here is that the way of Jesus is one of understanding, forgiveness and 'rebirth'.
I urge Prince Harry to 'revisit' these tenets in the religion he claims for himself which is Mormon, also known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
And as one who has 'worked' with prostitutes with my street and church ministries for many moons, I speak from the soft places of my heart.
I want to remind my sisters everywhere and whatever they do for a living, that they can, at any time, earnestly pray to 'our God of second chances and new beginnings'...
And know we will all be heard.
May God Bless You
With Love in Christ
Reverend Barbara Sexton
"The Biblical Biochemist-Where Science Meets the Cross"
'THANK YOU FATHER'