It seems like the city isn't addressing the main problem. If Fathom is shut down, wouldn't these teens just find another place to hang out? Instead of attacking Fathom, why not help in its efforts to help the youth? I have spent many a weekend down at Fathom, and never have I witnessed violence. Ironically, while attending a concert at House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, I witnessed a fight in the middle of the mosh pit. Several guys were attacking each other, and two grown women were on the floor pulling each other's hair. Should Myrtle Beach shut down House of Blues?
Also, why does Littlefield never suggest that the parents go down and help supervize, if he feels it really is a "hotbed of trouble"? Why are the teens allowed to stay out so late by their parents? Instead of claiming the club should have resposibility, I think the parents should. Even though it's a christian ministry, it's still downtown! Anywhere downtown is unsafe to be late at night. I love Club Fathom, but if I were the parent of teenagers, I'd never let them go downtown by themselves.
I think I'm rambling now, but I'm just really frustrated that Littlefield, it seems, will stop at nothing to close Fathom down.