Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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The Asheville Citizen-Times and the conservative news site WorldNetDaily both weigh in on the controversial event happening downtown this Sunday.

Photo: Asheville Citizen-Times

Asheville Citizen-TimesD to City Council stance on topless rally, F to anyone actually planning to attend

D to Asheville City Council for the letter urging citizens to boycott the topless rally scheduled for Sunday, but little else in the way of action to stop the event. Council members rightly deplore the event and urge residents to go to the Goombay festival or find better ways to enjoy the downtown this weekend. “We wish it were not happening,” the members said in their letter. Wishful thinking, indeed.

But the council keeps saying its hands are tied to actually outlaw going topless, according to legal research by City Attorney Bob Oast. Never mind that communities as close as Waynesville as well as Raleigh and Wilmington have laws on the books that would ban such rallies featuring nudity or exposed breasts.

Read the full AC-T article here.

Independent, conservative news site WorldNetDaily gives Sunday’s event an exciting new name: Bible-belt nude-fest plans charging forward

Officials in Asheville, N.C., are allowing plans for a nude-fest to go forward in the Bible belt city this weekend, even though local residents have been fighting the event’s activities as a violation of state law.

Last year, WND reported on how the organization Go Topless conducted a public rally in Asheville that featured topless women engaged in sexually suggestive positions in the presence of children. Despite such public displays being prohibited by state statute, authorities did nothing to prevent the displays.

The pro-nudity organization, sponsored by an off-shoot religious group founded by a man, has announced that it intends to repeat the events of last year in the city on Aug. 26.

Read the full article here.

Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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  1. Ryan August 26, 2012

    I still haven’t seen anywhere what the actual law is regarding this. Seems everyone dances around the issue….no?

  2. David Sanders August 24, 2012

    When it comes to decision-making, this City Council is becoming adept at kicking the cans down the road.

    1. Idianippolous August 25, 2012

      Ya think? They’re a laughing stock. Smith and Bothwell should go to the topless rally on Sunday. They’ll be the biggest boobs there.


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