Texas Sex Club Poses as a Church

Glenn Hudson is in some trouble with the City of Dallas after the city claims he was caught operating a sex club in a building that is licensed as a church.

A lawsuit filed against Hudson says that his Harry Hines Boulevard building has a certificate of occupancy that applies only to churches, mosques or synagogues, but that he's really operating a business out of it called The Playground, “a swingers club that ... caters to adults, often couples, who wish to engage in random consensual sexual activities with other adults other than their spouses.”

The club is located in an industrial complex and the building has no religious markings on it.

WFAA-TV in Dallas obtained the lawsuit, which says undercover Dallas police officers went into the club and found televisions with pornography playing on them, topless female dancers, and a room where visitors had access to beds and condoms.

The station reports that Hudson claims to be an ordained minister, though the city says his license was obtained through a website. He was previously arrested twice for the possession of marijuana and once for carrying a weapon illegally. He is currently serving probation after having pleaded no contest to all three charges.

The Playground case is the second lawsuit of its kind against Hudson. Last week, the City of Dallas filed a suit against him for running The DarkSide, which he claims is also a church. But in a request for a temporary restraining order against the establishment the city says it “is actually an after-hours dance club – often referred to as a 'rave' club – that offers young patrons a place to drink, dance, have sex, and buy, sell, and use illegal drugs.”

Assistant City Attorney Melissa Miles told WFAA-TV that drugs were prevalent in the club.

“Selling of drugs [was] rampant and our investigators felt the group looked young,” she said.

Tommy Gunn, The DarkSide's manager, was arrested by police for allegedly selling drugs and indecency with a child. He has since been fired from his position at the club.

A judge denied the city's attempt at temporarily closing down The Darkside, though they hope that new evidence will provide them with enough leverage to shut down both operations.

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