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Freedom_from_Chains Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-14-06 07:23 AM
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My run-in with a Fundy today (Update)
This morning my wife and I had to run my daughter down to the southern part of the state for her first summer camp. On the way back I happened to notice a sign on the road that said "New Adult Superstore - Next Exit." So I asked the wife if she wanted to stop and see what they had and she said sure, she's an adventurous gal, so I pulled off the exit.

When we got across the interstate their was a group of guys setup in front of the entrance of the store with cameras and were taking pictures of people entering and leaving the place. The had big signs setup saying that truck drivers pictures would be taken and that their company would be notified that they had stopped here. I said to myself that I don't care what these red-necks are doing but it seriously aggravated my wife as we passed through their line and went into the store.

But the more I thought about it the more it aggravated me and of course that was what everyone in the store was talking about. The clerk said they didn't want the store to be their and they, the owners, had put up the wood fence yesterday but these yahoos were climbing up on ladders to take pictures of people.

As we left the store one of them had a camera pointed at us and it dawned on me what they were actually doing, so I thought I would have a chat with them on the way out. When I got to the entrance I rolled my window down and one of them had a movie camera on me so I said to him, "Hey, how you all doing today." He said, "Great," so I asked him, "Don't you boys have jobs or family's or something that you should be taking care of today," and he replies, "that's what he is doing, taking care of his family." "How are you taking care of your family being out here," I asked. He says, " Did I know that rape and child molestation goes up 40% in locations where porn stores go into?" I told him that those figures are B.S. He says," Oh, yeah, that's what the police reports say and he should know because he works for the victims advocates department or something" I reply, "I don't care whose figures they are they are B.S. and people have been trying to sell that BS for over 40 years with no success."

I then went on to tell he that," what you guys are doing out here is trying to intimidated people to get your way, and that my friend is un-American." I hit the power window and drove off. I could hear him shouting my license plate number to one of the other guys, like that was going to bother me or something, and thought to myself how pathetic.

But as I thought about it while I was driving away, that is what fundies are about, intimidating people to get their way and there comes a time, when reason has failed, that we have to get up in their face and let them know that isn't going to work. It is no different than dealing with the schoolyard bully. Unfortunately, we are getting to a point in this country that we all are going to have to be willing to stand up to them and be willing to do whatever it takes to stop the spread of their cancer in this country and let them know we will not be intimidated out of our freedoms.

Having had some time to look into these people I have found out a little more about them.

1. They were founded and are run by a guy who has been convicted and is on probation for Armed robbery, Sodomy, and Murder. I guess this is the kind of leader the religious right thinks should be teaching us all about moral values, as obviously their knowledge is superior to ours.

See article. http://www.wlky.com/news/2607056/detail.html

2. They operate out of Louisville KY. and have a web site at http://war-line.com/ where they post the pictures of the people they have accosted. However. they have still not posted my picture. Perhaps I didn't make enough of a lasting impression on them and should go back to visit again.

3. A article about the "christian" group they are affiliated with. http://headlines.agapepress.org/archive/5/302006d.asp


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Nickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-14-06 07:34 AM
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1. Good job. I'd go back and discuss with them the info that you found.
You never know, they might not know that their founder is himself a criminal and a sodomite. At the very least, that should make their heads spin.
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Freedom_from_Chains Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-14-06 07:40 AM
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2. I don't know how they could not know since there was an article
in the local Louisville paper. However, I currently thinking about working on a plan that gets them a little "air time" here in Indy, if you know what I mean.
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Nickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-14-06 07:43 AM
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3. You'd be surprised how naive some of these followers can be. Maybe a few
flyers to leave at the store with this information, just in case any of the other patrons might not be aware. Kinda hard to get all worked up about getting slimed by a follower of a convicted criminal. Any other groups you can get an assist from in the area? This intimidation crap has to be stamped out, good on you for taking up the torch.
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Freedom_from_Chains Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-14-06 07:45 AM
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4. I don't know. I maybe would like to find a few other DU'ers that
maybe would could form a group to go down there, southern Indiana. and do a small documentary and ask these people some questions. What do you think?
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Nickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-14-06 08:11 AM
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5. Sounds like a great idea. Maybe post it in the state forums for Indiana
and Kentucky? See if you get any bites from locals?
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-14-06 08:15 AM
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6. The thing to do is take printed copies of those articles and distribute
them among the group who is taking pictures of patrons of the store.
Those who are associating with this individual should know what their leader is. They shouldn't be bothered by any invasion of privacy or anything. They are already doing that to others.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-14-06 08:45 AM
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7. it's not their naughty bits they are interested in.
it doesn't bother them that one of their own might a convicted sex felon -- it's you they are interested in.

it's what each and every one of you is doing with your naughty bits that they care about -- they think about your dicks and vaginas EVERY DAY.

they worry and obesses over how your play with your dicks and vaginas -- they want to know what you are doing eevry minute of the day what your are doing with them.

they want to know WHO you share your dicks and vaginas with.

and rape and children are just an excuse -- not the reason.

they fear your joy -- they fear uninhibited, joyous sexuality.

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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-14-06 09:23 AM
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8. A convicted murder, rapist and sex offender?
Sounds like just the man to be leaving the anti-porn crusade :sarcasm:

He sounds like one twisted individual.
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noonwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-14-06 09:35 AM
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9. I support free speech and press, but I don't want porn shops near my house
They drag down a neighborhood quickly. Prostitutes hang out in front of them, they have lurid window displays and they are crime magnets.
The tittie bars on 8 Mile are bad enough without adult bookstores.

I personally don't have a problem with the people taking pictures of the curstomers. I think their wives should know they are perverts. An adult in this country has the right to buy and look at that crap, but they don't have the right to privacy in a public parking lot.

When I lived in Detroit, my neighborhood organization and some of the local churches banded together to picket outside of some of the adult theaters/bookstores on Woodward in Highland Park. They recently got one of them shut down!
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-14-06 09:43 AM
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deaniac21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-16-06 02:12 PM
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14. Women are the highest paid people in the porn industry. You
should be applauding anything that is uplifting for women.
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Hobarticus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-16-06 03:00 PM
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15. How about someone taking your photo as you enter a Democratic primary?
Would that bother you?

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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-16-06 03:07 PM
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16. Perverts?
:eyes:
:eyes:
:eyes:

And congratulations on your trashing the First Amendment.
:puke:
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-16-06 03:13 PM
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17. So, any consenting adult that looks at pictures of other consenting adults
having sex is a "pervert"?

You have a mighty expansive definition of perversion, there.

I used to work for a chain of indie video stores that carried (along with regular titles) a decent sized adult collection. Believe me, all kinds of productive members of the community, happily married husbands AND wives, healthy people across the board were occasional or regular customers of erotica, smut, or "that crap" as you put it.

But it must be nice to be so holy, pure and righteous that you have the time to try to run everybody else's life for them.

(Hey, were any of those "local churches" you protested with Catholic, by any chance? Because, really, if you want to talk about "sick perversion", I think the Vatican could teach us all a few things!)
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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-14-06 10:43 AM
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11. excellent job done by you - conversation and research


shine the light of truth - naming the names of the neo cons

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orwell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-14-06 10:55 AM
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12. Show up at their "church"...
...and take pictures of them entering and leaving. Tell them you are trying to log which "citizens" are willing to follow a convicted robber, sodomizer, and murderer.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-16-06 01:51 PM
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13. Hey, your post just got mentioned on Crooks&Liars!
I was surprised to see a DU link there.
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Jed Dilligan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-16-06 03:16 PM
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18. On probation for Murder and Sodomy?
Sounds like there's a lot of love for a fundie in the courts of Kentucky.
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ieoeja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-16-06 03:59 PM
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19. Love their tag-line.

"War Against Rape. Let it never end."

I know they mean let the "war" never end. But at first glance, it looks like they're saying let "rape" never end.

Even what they really mean isn't that great since for the "war" to never end, rape would have to never end.


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donelkins Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-16-06 10:19 PM
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20. How about legal action?
Hate to suggest stifling free speech, but it sure sounds like what these people have done violates most of the rules which apply to journalists in terms of libel and slander. These people walking into the store aren't likely "public figures" or so defined by courts, they are having their pictures taken without consent, published online with the implication (pretty explicitly) that they are doing something that might get them fired or might cause them to "suffer injury to their reputation" in a public fashion. Sounds like a smart attorney needs to get up in the faces of these folks with the cameras and let them know they risk legal action by following their present course of behavior -- nothing necessarily wrong with having your picture taken in a public parking lot, but the entire "they're perverts and we're telling their wives (and bosses and everyone else) what they've done" seems like it wouldn't wash in court. Somehow, even if my legal reasoning is suspect, I'd bet a letter from a attorney or a visit by someone like that would cool this groups jets pretty quickly -- I don't imagine they want to get into a legal fight with the individuals involved.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-17-06 05:19 PM
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21. Hi donelkins!!
Welcome to DU!! :toast:
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bs1 Donating Member (18 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-17-06 05:28 PM
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22. Probation for murder? And your second offense gets you a night in jail.
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