I have read that story a while back where a man was walking up and down the street in the nude in front of a restaurant.
To me, it's not so much as whether they are nude or not, but why are they walking up and down the street as if they are trying to attract attention?
People who are clothed don't walk up and down the same part of the street over and over again, nor do they do loiter. If they happened to be nude while waiting for someone or window shopping, that is one thing, but if that is all they do when they are nude, get a life!
They can be nude anywhere and do anything, but chose instead to walk up and down main street.
I got too much to do, nude or clothed, than to wander around aimlessly just because it's "legal" to do so (or "not illegal")
This is what causes towns to put up ordinances and laws against public nudity, the idiots who abuse it and use it to cause public nervousness. Young people who do anything out of the ordinary, (wear leather clothing, peirce their bodies in a thousand places, spiked and died hair, pants hanging half off their butts, etc) and hanging out in gangs waiting for anyone to tell them to get lost ("it ain't illegal for us to stand here!") will cause the town to react with laws and force eventually.
Same with nudity when not used properly.
Now if an art show that showed tasteful and good nude pictures in town and the spectators are encouraged to come and view them in the nude, and done so with an organized help from the locals of that town, that would be used in a proper way and with dignity. It would be controlled and shows nudity in a right way.
There are right ways and wrong ways to be nude in town.
May the Lord bless the town of Brattleboro the ability to allow good nudity that glorifies God.
"May the Lord protect our nudity from the sight of those who will not benefit, and may he allow us to be seen by those who will."