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For those of you who have ventured to Panama City Beach for spring break, you’re in luck. There’s a place where you can partake in some naked paint parties and then wash your sins away. It’s the best of both worlds. A local church called the Life Center has been operating as a church by day and a club called Amnesia by night, where college students partake in wild, drunken, naked parties. Sounds like my kind of church.
From Panama City News Herald:
A local church that has been hosting naked paint parties and slumber-party Sundays with the “sexiest ladies on the beach” will now have to pay taxes on the property as officers investigate the church’s practices, authorities said Tuesday.
The Life Center: A Spiritual Community, 9721 Thomas Drive, has been up and running its seven-days-a-week party schedule as Amesia: The Tabernacle since Feb. 28. But The Tabernacle, which caters to college students on vacation, has caught the attention of more than just party-seeking spring breakers.
This reminds me of one of those hole-in-the-wall Chinese restaurants. Sure, they make some really good orange chicken, but you know for a fact that in the back, they are running some sort of drug ring and backdoor poker games.
Props to the pastor for trying to take advantage of their tax-exempt status. Unfortunately for them, they aren’t the smartest tools in the shed and pretty much tipped off the police with ATMs and a drinking banner outside of the center.
— The News Herald (@The_News_Herald) March 11, 2015
Since ATMs and a banner promoting “iDrink” appeared out front of The Life Center, the Bay County Sheriff’s Office and Panama City Beach Police Department investigators have began taking a closer look at the church. Owned by Markus Q. Bishop, former pastor of Faith Christian Family Church, officials said the club has been engaging in activities unbefitting of a church.
A sign on the front of The Tabernacle stated the events are alcohol and drug free and donations go back to the church. Promoters said it is a church by day and youth ministry by night.
At this point, Florida is just fucking with us, right?.
[via Panama City News Herald]