The city of Boise, Idaho passed a law in 2001 that forbids complete nudity in public unless the display has "serious artistic merit". A US strip club has managed to sidestep laws banning total nudity in public by offering customers the chance to make drawings depicting its dancers. The club charges $15 for a sketch pad, a pencil and a dance performance… very clever!
Rael and the more than 60,000 members of the Raelian Movement (www.rael.org) are supporting the clever way in which Chris Teague sidestepped nudity laws and hope that others will follow. *
Ricky Roehr, leader of the US Raelian Movement released this official comment: " 'Nude art' clubs are a great way for the US to start to recover from the psychological and physiological damage done by centuries of beliefs handed down by kings and clergy who knew very well that sexuality is the biggest part of what a human being is and by controlling a person's sexuality you control their thought. Sexuality does not condemn one to hell - on the contrary it frees one from a living hell! Stifling sexuality is as foolish as gouging one's eyes out in order to not receive pleasure from seeing a beautiful sunset - and there is nothing more natural or beautiful than nudity.