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Church Bringing Baked Goods To Strippers At Clubs

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File photo of a strip club. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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PORTLAND, Ore. (CBS Seattle) — “Pour Some Sugar On Me” isn’t just a song being played at strip clubs.

Members of the Cedar Hills Baptist Church are bringing baked goods to strippers across Portland clubs.

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

The church previously did this two years ago to great success.

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

Jim Harrison, a manager at Sunset Strip says it’s a “little funny” the church is doing this.

“It’s nice of them. They are trying to reach out to help out their community,” Harrison told KGW.

Buthe hopes the baked goods opens up the exotic dancers to a better way of life.

“We do want to let the young women that are perhaps trapped in that lifestyle know that somebody cares,” Buthe explained to KGW.

Harrison, though, doesn’t think baked goods will open up the strippers that work for him to the church.

“Not everyone wants to work at McDonald’s or the DMV,” Harrison told KGW. “It’s a job. Some people use it as a means to an end.”

The congregation will begin delivering the baked goods to the strip clubs next Sunday.

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