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Churches react to nudist event at Wild Water Adventures
On the cover of the Fresno BeeWe are very sorry to say that Freedom Days 2004 has been canceled on May 21, 2004. Club Freedom, CFI and Wild Water Adventures have jointly agreed to not have the event. We thank Wild Water Adventures for all of their support and acceptance. We have sold admissions tickets from all over the world, Japan, Australia, UK, Croatia, etc. We gave full refunds. The added business for hotels and restaurants would have helped the local economy.

The media frenzy was amazing. In Fresno, California, for three days in a row starting May 20, 2004, we were the number one story on CBS's Channel 47 Evening News, the number one story for two days on ABC's Channel 30 Action News and NBC's Channel 24. Plus on the cover of the Fresno Bee for two days. Read article here: Page 1, continued on back page. Getting the words "wholesome family event" on the cover of Central California's leading newspaper is quite a feat. The aftershock a few days later caused many letters to the editor of the Fresno Bee. Here are two of them: Keep it hidden and Not so free.

One local pastor (pictured) wanted all the local churches to boycott Wild Water Adventures. Some other pastors disagreed. Later, the Fresno Bee printed letters to the editor all in favor of the event.

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Here is just a sample of the media coverage over the three days:
First evening, number one story on 
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Next day, number one story on 
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That evening, number one story on 
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After being canceled, number one story 
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We are contacting other amusement places at this time. We are putting together packages showing the media frenzy that happened in Fresno to show the added publicity they would probably get. We will keep you posted on the front of ClothesFree.com

Local churches and citizens said they would boycott the water park if they let us use it. Pastor G. L. Johnson from People's Church in Fresno said on CBS's Channel 47 he would contact all the churches in the valley to encourage them to boycott the water park. We have never had problems like this before at any of our events. Pastor Doug Ainley from the Valley Christian Center explained, "We will withhold financial support of the water park. If that's what it takes to uphold the community, holding to values and systems that we hold, then that's the route we take." Ainley says the bible teaches that nudity is to be confined to the relationship between a man and a woman in holy marriage ... and that alone. 

Many other pastors who have contacted us disagree when it comes to simple nudity. Many of our members are Christian and believe in the bible's statement about being naked an unashamed. Strong family and naturist values promote body acceptance and a good self image for all ages. The more people see non-sexual nudity, the less they associate it with lust. See positive response from a pastor here

A poll on Channel 47 says 79% of people support Wild Water Adventures' decision to make its facility available to us, up from 58% the day of the announcement. But Channel 47's website calling our event "Girls Gone Wild" on the front page didn't help.  Our events are family oriented and not associated in any way with "Girls Gone Wild".

We do not force our values on others, we highly respect the values of others but if we can't congregate and rent private property, out of public view on a normally closed weekend, without a few forcing their ways on us, we are not living in a very free society. Education is the answer and maybe more laws to protect us from discrimination.

We did sign a contract that allowed the park to back out if there was a negative community response.

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Be sure to watch our show about this event HERE.