There’s a battle going down in one Illinois town, and one side is turning to an unlikely weapon in the fight — balloons. An order of nuns and members of the community released scores of balloons skyward (despite a nationwide helium shortage) to demonstrate their opposition of the “Get It” strip club set to open next door to their convent and home for retired nuns.
This fight against the gentlemen’s club has been going on for months now, with the sisters and their supporters trying to prevent Get It from opening. The club was originally slated to open in April, but road construction has hampered that plan.
When asked by a CBS Chicago reporter if the construction was a sign of divine intervention, one sister simply replied, “Take it whichever way you like it.”
The Thomas More society, a Roman Catholic legal group, sent a letter to Get It recently, claiming the state liquor control act forbids a license to the club and demanded that the owners “cease and desist” in opening such a place so close to the convent. The owners haven’t responded.