Mayor at Center of Morality Debate
By: Randall Kamm
(Pinckneyville, IL)--It's an unusual political platform, but the mayor of Pinckneyville is supporting oil wrestling and wet t-shirt contests.
One of the owners is Ron Shirk, who is also the town's mayor.
Shirk says his town must evolve, and bringing adult entertainment to Pinckneyville keeps people from going out of town to spend their money. "It's a little crude, but everyone has a good time and there's no nudity," says Mayor Shirk.
Pastor Paul Ritter doesn't like it, and has asked the city council to pass an ordinance prohibiting adult entertainment in Pinckneyville.