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Portland church plans to spread Gospel to strippers by brining them baked goods

“We want to deliver a message of love, hope and transformation,” pastor says.
By Evan Bleier Follow @itishowitis Contact the Author   |   April 22, 2014 at 11:07 AM
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PORTLAND, Ore., April 22 (UPI) -- Members of a church in Oregon are hoping to spread the Gospel to exotic dancers in Portland by bringing the ladies bushels of baked goods.

Dancers at the Sunset Strip Gentlemen’s Club will be visited by members of the Cedar Hills Baptist Church congregation on Saturday.

“We want to deliver a message of love, hope and transformation,” Cedar Hills pastor Curtis Buthe told KGW. “It’s just a simple way of saying, ‘We care about you.’”

The DMV and the fire department are also expected to receive tasty treats.

Sunset Strip manager Jim Harrison appreciates the church’s gesture, but he’s not sure how much influence it will have. “They are trying to reach out to help out their community,” Harrison. “Not everyone wants to work at McDonald's or the DMV.”

Cedar Hills congregation members were well received at the Sunset Strip in the past.

“Two years ago, we did this and we had some of our older ladies deliver the goodies,” Buthe said. “They let them come in, let them into the dressing room.”

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