"Well," Berliner says on the phone, hesitating. "Certainly one has to respect everyone's constitutional rights." In other words, if no money changes hands, and the kinky people don't cause a noise or traffic nuisance, the First Amendment would ring clear: Party on!
But these very special parties must cause a whole 'nother level of neighborhood distraction. If Pickthorne were my neighbor you can bet I'd be glued to the window, wondering if I recognize any of his guests.
The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom says these were private parties with consenting adults who raised money for their organization. They also say the man who lives in the house accepted cash to cover party expenses and wasn't doing anything wrong.