Regarding the Eagle Ford Shale boom and the possible appearance of sexually oriented businesses here, do we really want those in our small, rural community?
We thanked the commissioners court for approving a measure to regulate the existence of such businesses within the county. These rules will restrict where sexually oriented businesses can be located, keeping them a certain distance away from homes and schools – and that’s a start.
The court’s decision was based on a similar ordinance recently enacted in McMullen County, which has received inquiries about regulations covering such businesses. So far, thankfully, Bee County has not been approached about persons wanting to open a strip club or XXX movie theater.
However, if the court cannot ban these businesses outright, we’re hoping they will regulate them out of practical existence. If newcomers, or even longtime residents, want to partake in such filth, let them make the drive to Corpus Christi or San Antonio.
If “sex shops” want to establish a “strip” either inside or out of Beeville, we encourage concerned citizens, perhaps led by the Ministerial Alliance or another Christian group, to oppose this move vociferously.
We realize that pornography is already rampant in modern society, only a mouse click away on the Internet or on pay-per-view TV channels. Yet, why should we allow the sex trade to flourish here openly when rapes, abductions and murders of women and children, sexting, teenage pregnancy and prostitution are among the topics du jour in every newscast or newspaper?
America, we have a serious problem. Bee Countians, we should be courageous enough to say no thanks.
– Chip Latcham