San Francisco is becoming a veritable Garden of Eden - and it's no paradise. That's the take of conservative radio host and columnist Dennis Prager, riffing off the Board of Supervisors' recent 6-5 vote to ban public nudity (though women can still walk topless in some areas.)
"When human beings walk around with their genitals uncovered, they are behaving in a manner indistinguishable from animals. A major difference between humans and animals is clothing; clothing separates us from - and in the biblical view, elevates us above - the animal kingdom."
Prager sees a broader assault on biblical teachings. "To those who believe in Judeo-Christian values, telling people to be ashamed about being naked in public is not totally wrong. It's the whole point."
"The first thing Adam and Eve discovered after eating from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil was that they were naked. And the first emotion they ever experienced was shame over their nudity."