Prostitutes sue Christians over loss of earnings

Ananova, Nov. 29, 2002

The Chilean prostitutes’ association is to sue a group of missionaries who turned a brothel into a church.

A US-backed evangelical group transformed the largest brothel in the city of Concepcion into a church and centre for repentant sex workers.

Prostitutes working in the area claim the newly installed missionaries are ruining their business.

“These evangelicals totally disrupt the girls’ work,” prostitutes group TravesChile advisor Marisol Sacuse said. “They play really loud music first thing in the morning when the girls are sleeping in and they harass passing clients.”

TravesChile President Silvia Parada has told newspaper Las Ultimas Noticias that her organisation would now ask the courts to stop the missionaries’ activities.

“These people who speak in the name of God are attacking our colleagues,” she said. “But we will fight back. They won’t be able to kill our red-light district.”

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