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Is it a church or a nightclub?

The Life Center: A Spiritual Community in Panama City Beach was legally declared a church, but raised suspicions when it started hosting paint parties featuring the “sexiest ladies on the beach.”

The party series called Amnesia: The Tabernacle were alcohol and drug-free, but those attending were charged a $20 donation at the door. T-shirts for sale inside the establishment included obscene gestures and there were signs on the wall that said “I hate being sober.”

Sheriff Frank McKeithen called the party atmosphere a “blatant slap in the face” to taxpayers. He said church officials are “trying to get around the laws.”