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Bible belt town bans S&M parties in holiday park

Wednesday 13 February 2013

The local council in the Bible belt town of Staphorst has taken action to stop two houses in a local holiday park being used for organised S&M parties, broadcaster RTL news reports.

The council says the houses are being used for paid sex, which is not permitted in the town's bylaws.

The owner of the houses has been given until March 14 to stop all sex-related activities or face a fine of up to €10,000.

The owner, who lives in one house, can rent out the other but may no longer advertise commercial activities, such as S&M workshops and demonstrations, the council said.

There are some 70 chalets on the holiday park and other owners fear the value of their houses may be hit by the presence of the S&M parties, the broadcaster said.

© DutchNews.nl


Readers' Comments

I have no objections and hope others have the same sensible conclusion. There are many other towns and municipalities that share a common tolerance and even desire to have these groups. I hope I don't hear the crying of those that disagreement to this practice is intolerance.
For once let's be real! Tolerance is the right to disagreement and the right to accept another's point of view. If you want those parties than have them in your own neighborhood. Let mine be without. Okay? I think that is fair.

By roland | 13 February 2013 5:05 PM

A bit self righteous Roland? why don't you go and move to Staphorst if this thing is too shocking for you.

By Peter | 13 February 2013 9:40 PM

If you live in a neighborhood with folks who throw SM parties, it is not your neighborhood any more than it is theirs.

By ned | 14 February 2013 9:12 PM

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