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Arkansas Anti-Nudism Law: Sensible or Silly?

Dave The Canuck 2012/05/11 19:04:11
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Nudism is accepted or at least tolerated everywhere across North America. Everywhere, that is, except the state of Arkansas. Arkansas has a law the strictly prohibits the practice of going socially nude in mixed settings, or even advocating the practice. Here is what the law says:

S 5-68-204 - Nudism.

(a) As used in this section, "nudism" means the act or acts of a person or persons congregating or gathering with his, her, or their private parts exposed in the presence of one (1) or more persons of the opposite sex as a form of social practice.

(b) The provisions of this section do not apply to the enumerated acts if:

(1) The purpose of the person committing the act or acts is to render medical or surgical treatment or to determine the need for medical or surgical treatment or to cleanse such sexual part, and the person committing the act:

(A) Is a licensed physician, as defined by § 17-80-101, or any such physician of a sister state making a professional call into Arkansas;

(B) Committed the act under the professional direction of any physician described in subdivision (b)(1)(A) of this section; or

(C) Is a nurse duly registered or licensed by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing; or

(2) The persons are married legally one to another.

(c) It is unlawful for any:

(1) Person, club, camp, corporation, partnership, association, or organization to advocate, demonstrate, or promote nudism; or

(2) Person to rent, lease, or otherwise permit his or her land, premises, or buildings to be used for the purpose of advocating, demonstrating, or promoting nudism.

(d) Any person, club, camp, corporation, partnership, association, or organization violating any provision of this section is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor for each offense.

(e) This section does not repeal any existing laws of the State of Arkansas except those in direct conflict with this section but this section is cumulative to the existing laws of the State of Arkansas.
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  • IndyN8rist 2014/03/24 03:09:16
    Silly
    IndyN8rist
    It sounds like this State needs a nice Christian Naturist church! I can only imagine the uproar on social media when the Arkansas State Police go in and arrest an entire church full of law abiding families praying to God in His image in their private church on private property! I doubt that it would take very long for the Federal Government to take action against a law that desecrates the Constitution and The Bill of Rights in such a vile way. I can see the long line of lawyers waiting to jump on that one!
  • ur XLNC-PWCM 2013/09/05 14:08:01
    Silly
    ur XLNC-PWCM
    +1
    Haven't they got anything better to do?
  • Soundstorm ur XLNC... 2013/09/05 23:15:37
    Soundstorm
    Getting dressed would be a good start.
  • ur XLNC... Soundstorm 2013/09/06 00:15:15
    ur XLNC-PWCM
    +2
    Hey,,,,,IN Arkansas, it's warm enough to go skinny-dipping, quite unlike Puget Sound!
  • Soundstorm ur XLNC... 2013/09/06 02:48:01
    Soundstorm
    +1
    Here they have Pantsless Day in January.
  • ur XLNC... Soundstorm 2013/09/06 13:34:13
    ur XLNC-PWCM
    +2
    Over in Ollala, they have been doing that 'Polar Bear' dip from the bridge there. That has some serious participation.
  • Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA 2013/09/04 02:26:48
    Sensible
    Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    It should stop the perverts and protect the innocent children.
  • Dave Th... Torchma... 2013/09/04 03:04:45
    Dave The Canuck
    +1
    Stop the perverts how? You can find perverts anywhere, and they don't have to go to a nudist resort in order to do perverted things. The true nudists go to nudist resorts just because it feels good.
  • Sgt Major B 2013/09/03 23:36:23
    Silly
    Sgt Major B
    +1
    Most folks would do well to concern themselves with their own behavior and leave the rest of the world alone.
  • J Sgt Maj... 2013/09/04 17:48:07
    J
    +1
    One's behavior always affects another.
  • Sgt Maj... J 2013/09/04 19:01:55
    Sgt Major B
    +2
    Doesn't fly... everyone else's rights stop just about one inch from my nose.
  • Soundstorm 2013/09/03 22:30:18
    Sensible
    Soundstorm
    Runnin' around nekid in Arkansas doesn't sound none too sensible. You know you can git chiggers that way? It's a health issue by cracky!

    A little off the subject but how many of you remember this one? We used to sing this at my Summer day camp when the counselors weren't around:

    On top of Old Smokey
    Where nobody goes
    I saw Annie Oakley
    Without any clothes

    Along came Gene Autry
    Who took off his vest
    But when he saw Annie
    He took off the rest

    Now that I think of it maybe it was one of the counselors who taught us that song.
  • Dave Th... Soundstorm 2013/09/04 03:05:14
    Dave The Canuck
    Wow! That song makes me sick!
  • Soundstorm Dave Th... 2013/09/04 04:09:52
    Soundstorm
    It was from an innocent time. Don't let it upset you so.
  • the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA 2013/09/03 20:09:59
    Silly
    the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA
    If I owned a house there,I would be arrested in my own backyard. I will not be visiting cousins & stay home in Texas
  • Ed 2013/09/03 19:32:24 (edited)
    Silly
    Ed
    However, every state in the union prohibits nudity in public, indecent exposure. With the exception of nudist colonies, beaches during certain hours, so I found out, lol or private clubs.

    I guess If that law is enough for anyone not to like AZ, hell them move.
  • Will Advocate of PHAET 2013/09/03 19:21:28
    Silly
    Will Advocate of  PHAET
    +7
    So they maintain their right to bear arms, but they lost their right to bare ass.
  • the jud... Will Ad... 2013/09/03 20:04:49
    the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    and every thing else.

    Smiley Bravo
  • Sgt Maj... Will Ad... 2013/09/03 23:34:41
    Sgt Major B
    +1
    Oh, you're definitely on one today!!

    milk
  • Will Ad... Sgt Maj... 2013/09/04 13:01:31
    Will Advocate of  PHAET
    +1
    Ha Ha!
  • Soundstorm Will Ad... 2013/09/05 05:31:49
    Soundstorm
    +1
    I'm not carrying any weapons, officer. You can search me.
  • Will Ad... Soundstorm 2013/09/05 13:50:58
    Will Advocate of  PHAET
    +1
    Ha Ha Ha!!
  • Michele Rubatino 2013/09/03 03:09:34 (edited)
    Sensible
    Michele Rubatino
    +2
    [...]

    In the sense each state is ruled by a governor and the majority of the people decided to outlaw it, then the people of Arkansas can have a guilt free existence. With so many other states to choose from it is a type of slavery wrapped in narcissism to be a minority and tell the majority how to exist. Keep in mind, each human has the right to pursue their vision of happiness, and telling others to adapt to yours is a form of control that has been the origin of all wars.
  • Dave Th... Michele... 2013/09/03 03:34:19
    Dave The Canuck
    +2
    You know, I'm getting really tired of you babbling on about narcissism on every question I ask.
  • Melizmatic Dave Th... 2013/09/03 19:50:58
    Melizmatic
    +1
    Get used to it; that one never changes its broken record... ever.

    broken record
  • Soundstorm Michele... 2013/09/03 22:32:09
    Soundstorm
    +1
    What are the chances of me finding a liquor store in Provo, Utah?
  • Dave Th... Michele... 2013/09/18 18:07:12
    Dave The Canuck
    +1
    Just out of curiosity, why did you vote "sensible" on this "Arkansas anti-nudism law question," but voted "silly" on my other one, and answered on that one "They should have places that those who wish to partake can. But perhaps they don't want any court cases. The moment any crime occurs in a nudist area, then it becomes the tax payers burden. When it becomes the burden of the tax payer then it becomes their business. Arkansas is a very poor state. They probably can't afford it."
  • Michele... Dave Th... 2013/09/18 19:18:44
    Michele Rubatino
    Not sure I can respond, you blocked me.
  • Anonymouse ~superdoge~ 2013/09/02 18:51:54 (edited)
    Silly
    Anonymouse ~superdoge~
    +1
    This law essentially makes extramarital sex and as a result gay sex illegal in a very sneaky way. I should imagine, being the bible belt, this was the purpose of the law.
  • Soundstorm Anonymo... 2013/09/03 22:33:49
    Soundstorm
    +1
    I guess they want to clean up their tarnished image after Bill Clinton.
  • Claybern 2013/09/02 18:44:56
    Silly
    Claybern
    +2
    There's nothing wrong with our birthday suit.
  • Dave Th... Claybern 2013/09/20 21:54:18 (edited)
    Dave The Canuck
    +2
    I have created a petition on petitionsite.org to try to get this law repealed. You can sign my petition at URL http://www.thepetitionsite.co... My goal is to get is up to 10,000 signatures, so please feel free to share this petition as well.
  • Claybern Dave Th... 2013/09/20 22:33:11
    Claybern
    +1
    Done deal Dave.
  • Mark In Irvine 2013/09/02 18:42:37
    Silly
    Mark In Irvine
    +5
    the prudism of psycho-religion lives on!!
  • Dave Th... Mark In... 2013/09/20 21:54:27 (edited)
    Dave The Canuck
    +1
    I have created a petition on petitionsite.org to try to get this law repealed. You can sign my petition at URL http://www.thepetitionsite.co... My goal is to get is up to 10,000 signatures, so please feel free to share this petition as well.
  • Mark In... Dave Th... 2013/09/21 00:32:08
  • Memnon 2013/06/04 06:15:10
    Silly
    Memnon
    +3
    Pointless, except to the puritanical.
  • Dave Th... Memnon 2013/08/25 05:53:55
    Dave The Canuck
    +3
    Please feel free to share this question. I would love to see more responses to this law.
  • Memnon Dave Th... 2013/08/25 17:17:48
    Memnon
    +3
    Will do.
  • Dave Th... Memnon 2013/08/25 17:46:02
    Dave The Canuck
    +2
    Thank you.

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