Some tense moments in Quincy Tuesday night during an all alcohol restaurant licensing hearing for a proposed Tilted Kilt Restaurant and Sports Bar, known for its big draw – scantily-clad waitresses.
The Quincy Licensing Board voted 3 to 2 against restaurant, located at 227 Parkingway, the site of the former Outback Steakhouse.
About 50 church members packed the hearing and were livid, especially over the waitress’s plaid kilt style mini skirt and revealing push up bra and halter top uniform.
Saint John the Baptist Church is right across the street from the site and the church’s Deacon Paul Lewis lead the charge against the proposal.
Lewis told the licensing board, “Why would we oppose scantily-clad women selling sex for money; not sex in that way, but scantily-clad? The men who go in there to see the women – that’s their entertainment. Why would we be opposed to that? Because it goes counter to what our beliefs are. I don’t want to give you a lesson in C.C.D. But as Christians, we believe in the love of God and the love of our neighbor and the commandments that God gave us. This is a distortion of why God gave us sex! It’s a distortion and it’s all over the place. But we don’t want it, in front of Saint John the Baptist”!
The churchgoer’s erupted when resident Charles Kaleel, who supports The Tilted Kilt, brought up the Chick-Fil-A, anti-gay marriage issue and Reverend Daniel Graham, who was ousted from Saint Josephs Church in Quincy, for child sex abuse.
“If this were a Chick-Fil-A, I’m sure you’d be all for it, because of the way the church aligns themselves with the C.E.O. there. Let’s not get church and state mixed up here.
You want to talk about Father Graham, who was the Pastor at our church?”
Deacon Lewis from Saint John’s revealed that he saw The Tilted Kilt’s waitress’s uniforms on the internet.
“They want to go with the scantily-clad. And believe me, if you go on the internet, they show you things that I haven’t seen in my life! I had to ask my wife’s permission”!