Court OKs Protests Outside Adult Bookstore In Montgomeryville, Pa.

MONTGOMERYVILLE, Pa. (CBS) –– A Christian men’s group that has been protesting for several years outside a sexually oriented business in Montgomery County has won a victory in federal court.

A federal judge has turned down a request from Adult World in Montgomeryville for a temporary restraining order and permanent injunction against the group called The King’s Men.

Over the last five years, on the first Wednesday of every month, the group would show up hoping to put a crimp in the business.

“Ultimately we’d like to eradicate porn in the State of Pennsylvania altogether,” says Mark Houck, their president and cofounder. “Is that realistic? Who knows? We’re going to do that, one sexually oriented business at a time, one person at a time. And if it happens, it happens,” he tells KYW Newsradio.

More realistic, he says, would be tougher laws and ordinances that make it more difficult for porn shops to set up shop in communities.

The court ruled the group was not trespassing on private property and not creating a public nuisance.

Reported by Brad Segall, KYW Newsradio 1060

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  • Bernard

    I wouldn’t want such a store in my neighborhood, not because I am religious, but because I would be afraid that it would bring down property values,. That’s not to say that men who view pornography are perverts, but the presence of an adult store makes an area look bad and not family-friendly.

  • fleakfragfry

    The biggest irony of this story is that the protesters are an excellent advertisement for the store. A lot people actually don’t notice the store until they see a bunch of protesters in front of it. The store does almost no advertising for itself in either newspapers or online, and its sign is barely visible from the road. furthermore, it’s in a very unassuming building. Few people take the protesters seriously, and usually their first thought is, “Oh, cool, I didn’t know there was an adult store there. I’ll have to stop in after those crazy people leave.” The protesters aren’t actually hurting the business. In a way, they’re helping.

  • Joyce

    These men and their message are for real! It is not a “belief”. I lost my husband/marriage and my children lost their dad due to my husband’s pornography addiction. Pornography puts these men in a “fantasy” world that doesn’t exist, and they may leave their families looking for that satisfaction that will never come. I appreciate the stand these men are taking and hope that marriages may be saved as a result. Losing the man you loved, going through the pain of divorce, and watching your children suffer more than you could ever imagine is devastating!

  • So Sick of the Right

    If you don’t like porn, don’t watch it. I’ve had it with people forcing their beliefs on others. It’s disgusting.

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