Oklahoma City’s KOKH FOX 25 - Town Known for its Strip Clubs Wants Coffee Shop to Leave - A town known for its strip clubs wants a local coffee shop to get out of town. They say the shop att
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Joe’s Addiction is a small coffee shop in Valley Brook, Oklahoma. It is a wonderful place dedicated to help and change the lives of people in town. It reaches out to a range of different people, including homeless people, drug addicts, alcoholics, sexually abused, sex offenders, criminals, and just plain broken people. So many lives have been changed and turned around by the people who run this coffee shop, simply because of how they love these people unconditionally and show them that Jesus loves them. In addition, the run a “free store” where people are free to go in and take anything they need.
The mayor and a few city council members, however, have worked to stir up fear in the town, claiming that Joe’s Addiction attracts undesirable people and that it is a nuisance to the town. They are threatening to take away their business license for this reason. But actually, Valley Brook itself is known for its sex industry, and is home to many strip clubs (some are borderline sex slave houses), one of which, ironically, sits right next door to Joe’s. But the mayor and city council members have ignored the problem of the strip club right next to it (which is where these “undesirables” come from) and has targeted Joe’s Addiction, which has actually worked to help and love the people who come in, working to change the lives of both the offender and the offended.
Joe’s Addiction is not the problem here. And in fact, they legally cannot refuse to serve the people who come in. The problems of the sex industry, people committing crime, and homelessness are not the coffee shop’s problem, they are city problems. This coffee shop should not be blamed, when all it is doing is trying to fix those very problems.
I know the owner of this coffee shop. She is an amazing, loving, gentle person who just wants to love the people who need it most.
If you can pray for this coffee shop, that would be awesome. And if you can reblog this to get the word out, that would be great too.