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Last update August 11
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JUST IN - AUGUST 11
Lion's Den packs up and leaves Uniontown
See ARTICLE page for details and pictures
Uniontown Lion's Den property no longer up for sale
EXPLAINATION OF THE ORDINANCE PROHIBITING THE LION'S DEN FROM OPERATING IN UNIONTOWN
Local ordinances approved by the federal courts allow for sexually oriented businesses to locate in counties but not in residential areas. The local government must provide ample alternate locations in the area. Most ordinances provide specific zoned areas or prohibit sex business from operating within 1,000 feet of residential homes, churches, parks and government buildings. Even then, the federal courts rule local governments can regulate hours and other local codes.
The reason behind these zone restrictions is overwhelming proof accepted by the federal courts of "secondary effects." Porn customers simply don't know how to behave in normal society. Crime increases dramatically, property values go down, police runs increase over 1,000 percent. The proof again is in the pictures taken by the Uniontown Protesters and posted on our website. We find it ironic the Lion's Den customers themselves are the best and most prolific proof for the county (and us) of the danger sex businesses bring to a residential community.
We don't need to bring to the court the overwhelming statistics now accepted by the federal courts. The Lion's Den customers bring proof every day. We love the irony. The very behavior they do in trying to scare us off is now the overwhelming proof we presented on our court case. The Lion's Den attorney was helpless to refute it. Ironically the Lion's Den customers' behavior became our star witnesses and led to our complete victory.
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What do the protesters plan to do now?
Congrats!! You guys won. The Lion's Den has pulled out. What do you plan to do next? (We plan on staying for the time being. The Lion's Den may be stupid enough to appeal. If they appeal, we have a long term plan to let The Lion's Den know the Protesters are not leaving.-------------------------------------------------
THIS N' THAT
So much for freedom. (Yep – The first amendment is alive and well in Uniontown. This time the residents also have their say and not just the sex business. This drives porn addicts crazy!!).
I’m amazed at the porn addicts who keep trying to blame you for their illegal behavior because you are taking pictures. Camera or not, each person is personally responsible for their own actions. What will be the idiot’s plea in court: “I didn’t want to expose myself in front of people, Their camera made me do it!” People into porn have little or no self esteem and try to blame their shortcomings on others, never themselves. They are very sad, pathetic people who have no control of themselves. Keep up the good work.
Puritanical bull****. The issue isn't pornography. Its the kind of backwards-a** patriarchal conservative religious culture ya'll propagate. (And my God bless you too).
Why do you believe sex-related businesses harm local communities? I saw the pictures you took of the people who were patronizing these companies, and they did not seem to be acting in any kind of harmful way. Personally, I believe you're meddling in the personal affairs of people you don't even know. (Huh? Apparently you must think people exposing their genitals in public, attacking residents, including children, throwing sex toys, used condoms in residents yards to be found by children and doing sex acts in public is normal. Let’s not forget three times pimps attempting to set up prostitutes and we stopped more drug activity than we can count. We don’t know where you live but in
Legalizing it doesn't make it mandatory. The prodigal son must be allowed to wander. (We agree. The problem we have here is how the thousands of prodigal sons behave once they get here. We are a town of just 50 people with no police. Even Mayberry had Andy and Barney to protect the little town of
I'm going to the lions den next time i'm in town. This must be great for their business. I plan on showing my support, i'll pose with my purchases on the way out for you! (OK. They certainly need the business. The Lion’s Den admits in court records we have seriously impacted their business. According to court records we have impacted the Lion’s Den by about $4million so far. Pose if you want to. We also invite you to stop and visit us too. Also we suggest you hurry. Indiana Superior Court has ordered the Lion's Den to close).I'm really impressed by your protest. Just kidding you suck **** in your spare time. (We were really impressed with your e-mail. Just kidding. You are living proof it’s not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them).
Uniontown protesters and residents respondI’m A protester @ Uniontown. Why do some people think we don’t care about the poor? All thru the Bible it talks about helping the poor. I give regularly to the homeless mission Wheelers in Indy. Also to Joyce Meyers ministries. Also I help every homeless person see on the road, as much as I can. I rescue neglected abused animals, so far this year the count is 10. So PLEASE put your money to A good cause readers rather than buying that trash from the lions den. If not Keep your mouth shut, as you know nothing about what we do. I just want to please God-Not you.
I’m a Uniontown protester. We protest here for a variety of reasons. Yes we're Christians but we're also here to protect our homes and families. I personally was here one night when a pimp set up prostitutes at the Lion’s Den and also directly across the street. We started shooting pictures of everything and after a couple of hours the pimp got mad and left, taking his prostitutes with him. We tried to councel some of his girls but the pimp prevented that. This is not the only time a pimp has tried to set up at the Lion's Den.I used to hate the Uniontown protesters. After awhile I stopped there by to give them a piece of my mind!! After talking with them I realized I was wrong in my judging them. They are really great and understanding people. Even though I gave them a hard time they never judged me. After we talked a woman protester offered me a bible. I still have it. That was almost three years ago.
I’m with the Uniontown protest. Yes, I am a Christian and I stand up for God and also for my community. We meet very dangerous people coming to the Lion’s Den every day. I stand up to protect our families too. On two occasions I've witnessed drug activity here. I stand up against them. We battle drugs and prostitutes trying to set up here but they can never take hold since we're here 24 hours every day. If not for our protest, prostitution and drugs would have overwhelmed our little town.
God bless the Uniontown protesters!! I drive by everyday and it is awesome to see fellow residents there every day for all these years. I’m unable to be there with them but I've donated money to support them. I’m planning on doing more for them.
Reader says we are using God as excuse
I think the problem lies more with the protesters than the protested. Look deep within yourself. There you will find the cause of your angst. Using God as an excuse for your actions is disgraceful. (God is not the excuse we are here. God is the REASON we are here. We can tell by your e-mail you probably don't understand this concept).
Reader says we need better proofreading
After perusing your website, I have come to the conclusion that you have very little in the way of proofreading before things are published. Frankly, the spelling and grammar on display is simply atrocious and greatly undermines the message you are trying to send. I understand the motivation and the reasoning behind your actions, as I myself have photographed and distributed pictures of members of dangerous fundamentalist christian churches, but in order to make your point effectively, it is vital that your text not seem as though it was written by a grade-school student. (Well you may be right. We generally post letters from readers as they arrive and only edit for unsocial language. We admit to few typos around our website but we do this on the fly each day and we don’t have the extra time and staff to do a large number of proofreads. Actually we leave a few “errors” in to entice readers to write in to correct us. As you can see it works).
#@&*#@>#@!!!!! You SOB are a _ _holes..get a ****ing life and get laid you ****ups..you all must be ugly bastards..or you got hurt by your ex..get ****life. (We have a great life thank you. We do lot’s of things here. Among services we can offer you are English lessons).
Reader says we are disgusting for bringing a 5 year old to the porno shopHow disgusting, bringing a 5 year old to a porno shop. I've contacted CPS about this. Please tell me the name and address of the person who brought a 5 year old to a porno shop so we can help the child. (No one in our community has brought a child to the Lion’s Den. The children who were attacked here were on County Road 1150E or State Highway 250. We hope you agree children and families should have a reasonable expectation of safety on our public roads in our own community. The only people who have brought children to the Lion’s Den are customers patronizing the Lion’s Den. When they do we turn their license plates and our pictures showing proof to law enforcement. Thank you for your concern. By your statement you agree with us a sex business in a residential neighborhood is a serious danger to families and children thus confirming our reason to be out there).
you're a bunch of _ _ _holes.
Reader asks: Why do we care about private lives of customers?Hi, the one question that appears in my mind is: Why do you care what someone else does in his or her private life? Please don't say that is it because the Good Book says so, because that is a false argument, as it is unverifiable who actually wrote it. Take care of yourselves and leave others do their thing, if they aren't hurting anybody isn't it better to be tolerant? I agree that some acts must be punished severely, but only those that cause harm or are non-concensual. Peace and chill out, you've obviously all worked yourselves into a lynching frenzy. (We don’t care what people do in their private lives. What we care about is what the Lion’s Den customers are doing in public in front of families and children when they come to the Uniontown Lion’s Den. Look on our GOTCHA page and see the unsocial, illegal and violent behavior of Lion’s Den customers do in public every day right in front of our families and children. That very much is our business. We are a town of just 50 people and no police. Would you like these people in your neighborhood around your wife, family, and children 24/7? It’s around ours and it’s dangerous. If you would like to have a Lion’s Den and all their clientele next door to you, petition to get one. We would be happy to give you Uniontown’s Lion’s Den).
If protesters not there, customers would not act out. . .
It appears to me that many of the people in your photos are exposing themselves, giving the finger, etc. specifically because it will piss you off. If you took your cameras away, I imagine that much of the behaviour would follow. Which is to say that to an extent you are actually responsible for *creating* the very problem you're complaining about in your neighbourhood. (Yeah, that’s a common misconception. But facts from data over 40 years proves you are wrong. That data is so overwhelming the federal courts accept it a fact in law. Our cameras at the Uniontown Lion’s Den does not cause this behavior – It confirms what 40 years of data show and federal courts accept as fact in law. While some may mug to our cameras, the proof is overwhelming that customers visiting a sex business act in unsocial, illegal and often violent behavior. We’ve stopped pimps setting up prostitutes on the Lion’s Den property three times and stopped drug activity more time we can count. We also stopped Lion’s Den customers assaulting children on public roads here on three occasions. All those illegal acts and much more would be existing in fact instead of a picture of their brief attempts).
On your site, you keep talking about how people are doing rude things like flipping the protesters off, mooning them, etc. But if the protesters were not there, there is zero chance that the patrons would suddenly pull down their pants or flip the bird. It's your own presence that is the catalyst for these actions. If you went away, there would be no more exposed body parts, obscene gestures, and so on. It's your right to taunt them, sure, but in doing so, you're provoking the very activity that you claim to abhor. (Actually federal statistics prove you wrong. Unbiased data gathered over 40 years show sex business customers engage in a large amount of illegal and dangerous behavior if residents or police choose not be present. In Uniontown, we have twice stopped attacks on children by Lion’s Den customers on our public roads. Three times we stopped pimps setting up hookers on the Lion’s Den property. We’ve stopped drug trafficking at the Lion’s Den more times than we can count because of our protest. Outside our protest area porn customers have thrown sex toys, used condoms and drug needles in residents yards that are later found by children. All this dangerous behavior is typical around sex businesses. Unbiased data consistently shows a 77 percent increase in crime around sex businesses including rape. The Lion’s Den has certainly brought danger to Uniontown, but because of our presence, we don’t have it nearly as bad as other communities).
You folks may be sincere but it is obvious that you harass the store's customers. People don't simply flash a neighborhood unless they are angered by some self righteous losers. Censorship is always wrong. Who would Jesus photograph and harass? (Read the above post to answer most of your question. In another part of your comments “Who would Jesus photograph and harass?” Well, to answer that is we believe he would, or at least something like it. Read Ephesians 5:11 – “Have no friendship with the enterprises of darkness, but rather expose, reprove and convict them.” Jesus did this all the time throughout his ministry. What Jesus did was expose and reprove the sin of the Scribes, Pharasees, Preists, and people lost in sin. Jesus boldly told the truth and those who would not accept the truth from Jesus considered it harassment. We do the same thing. All we do is do what Jesus did “expose, reprove and convict those lost in darkness.” Nearly 2,000 Lion’s Den customers have accepted Bibles from us rather than porn. Hundreds have accept Christ right here at our protest in front of the Lion’s Den. Yep, that’s what Jesus would do).
On your site, you keep talking about how people are doing rude things like flipping the protesters off, mooning them, etc. But if the protesters were not there, there is zero chance that the patrons would suddenly pull down their pants or flip the bird. It's your own presence that is the catalyst for these actions. If you went away, there would be no more exposed body parts, obscene gestures, and so on. It's your right to taunt them, sure, but in doing so, you're provoking the very activity that you claim to abhor. (OK. We’ve explained this more times than we can count. Read the two posts above yours for the latest times).Thanks for ruining
It is against Christian beliefs to force our faith on others. Accepting Christ is a choice and cannot be forced. Forcing religious beliefs on non-believers is a behavior of Islam, not Christianity. You called us terrorists. We have yet to see any Christian suicidal attacks on porn stores. We just simply take pictures. Big differance.
We agree with you on educating children against potential molesters. In fact we do that here. Our current problem is we have yet to figure out how a 60 pound child with sex prevention education can repulse a 200 pound pedophile bent on rape/murder.
About you posting pictures of us on websites; Shoot, porn freaks do that all the time. Google ‘Uniontown Protest” and you will find some of them. We’re OK with that. It’s legal. We assume if you agree with porn addicts posting pictures of us, you have no objection if we do the same thing on them. It’s legal for us too.Sexually repressed? You must be joking! Read the book “Song of Solomon” in the Bible. It’s a very sexually descriptive narrative/poem/song about Solomon making wild passionate love to his wife It's a good lurid read. In Ancient
Reader brings up 85% debate again
"A recent survey shows 85 percent of rapes and molestation are reenactments of a porn video/DVD. This means every time someone buys a smut video/DVD there is an 85 percent chance that sale will eventually result in a rape or molestation of a child." That is soooo not how statistics or logic work. If your first statistic is accurate, then all it means is that 85% of people who commit rape are re-enacting something they saw in a porn video. That says nothing about how many porn sales lead to rape or molestation. The quote above is equivalent to saying that because most communists are atheists, most atheists must be communists, when in reality, very few atheists are communists; or to saying that because most hard drug users also use marijuana, then most marijuana users must also use hard drugs, which is not necessarily true. This is called confusion of the inverse, or conditional probability fallacy. I'm not saying that your conclusion is necessarily wrong, only that it can't be proven with the premise you've given. If you don't have an actual statistic on how many porn sales result in rape or molestation, then your conclusion is purely made-up. Also, even if, for the sake of argument, you could say "Since x% of B is a result of A, then x% of A will result in B", you can't specify that "there is an 85 percent chance that sale will eventually result in a rape or molestation OF A CHILD". Your first statistic only referred to rape/molestation in general, not specifically to rape/molestation of children. You also fail to reference this study, so for all any of your readers know, you're making this up. (You must be new to this website. We’ve responded to all your questions/assumptions many times, but we are happy to do it again for you. The statistic comes from the National Law Foundation, an independent foundation that is noted for unbiased statistics the federal courts and Supreme Court accept the statistical data as fact. The statistic we quote is now being considered to be accepted by the federal courts this year after a 5 year study. About 70 percent of DVD sales at sex businesses are “virtual rape porn,” “virtual child porn” (actresses dressed up as 14 year olds in school dresses, freckles, etc.) and "virtual violent porn." The survey we refer comes from thousands of rape victims over a five year period in every state and all the statistical data through the years remain constant (i.e. 85% of rape/molestations are re-enactment of a porn DVD). We can argue the point about every porn DVD has an 85 percent chance being re-enacted, but there is absolutely no argument that these and other porn DVD’s have a direct connection to rape, molestation and violence upon women. The federal courts already accept this part of the data as fact. The exact percentage is secondary. We used our “85% chance” only as a perspective to give people an idea of the overwhelming influence of specific porn DVD’s to sexual crimes. Our purpose was to draw in responses to get this issue into the public forum. As you can see it worked. We thank you for your assistance to bring out this overwhelming data again).
Reader responds back. . . .
"We can argue the point about every porn DVD has an 85 percent chance being re-enacted." But what I'm saying is that NO, you *can't*. As I *already* explained, that statistic doesn't imply any correlation between the percentage of rapes/molestations which are re-enactments of porn, and the percent chance that a porn DVD will be re-enacted. It might be that in reality, there is only a 5% chance of a given porn DVD being re-enacted, and that 5% of porn DVDs are being re-enacted in 85% of rape/molestation cases. Considering how many porn DVDs there are in the world, this is actually quite likely. Do you see now why you can't infer that a porn DVD has an 85% chance of being re-enacted? Your first statistic simply does not provide a basis for that. (Well, that’s exactly what this statistical data is determining. The compelling data over 40 years has long proved the connection of porn to rape/molestation. So compelling is the data, the federal courts now accept it as fact in law. It cannot be contested in court. What this latest data over 5 years is to try to determine what percentage of porn to rape/molestation. The result is 85 percent of the rape/molestation victims state porn played a part. Many of the victims wrote in when we discussed this before and we call on them and others to write in to share their experiences. For some reason this statistic seems very upsetting to you. You seem to be more concerned about the percentage of rape in the survey than about the rape/molestation victims. The connection of porn to rape is already confirmed by the federal courts and Supreme Court. In fact, this proven connection plays a vital part for courts to determine obscenity of a variety of porn material. Let’s see if any rape/molested victims will respond to this discussion and see how it goes from there. See below).
Others chime in on the 85% debateYou have a logical flaw on your Employees page. You state "A recent survey shows 85 percent of rapes and molestation are reenactments of a porn video/DVD. This means every time someone buys a smut video/DVD there is an 85 percent chance that sale will eventually result in a rape or molestation of a child." That doesn't hold true. 100% of rapists buy food, but that doesn't mean 100% of people who buy food are rapists. I only mention because mistakes like this diminish your cause and make you seem like you're willing to exaggerate or skimp on facts to win your case. Bob ? (We placed your post in a section where a new dialog has opened. We could explain our position all over again but to save time we invite you to read all the comments, pro and con, to explain it to you. See below).
"A recent survey shows 85 percent of rapes and molestation are reenactments of a porn video/DVD. This means every time someone buys a smut video/DVD there is an 85 percent chance that sale will eventually result in a rape or molestation of a child." This is really bad math. I can certainly understand why you would not want a porn shop like this in your town, but statements like this make you appear to be very ignorant. And that hurts your cause. (We placed your post in a section where a new dialog has opened. We could explain our position all over again but to save time we invite you to read all the comments, pro and con, to explain it to you. See below).
Your website states "A recent survey shows 85 percent of rapes and molestation are reenactments of a porn video/DVD. This means every time someone buys a smut video/DVD there is an 85 percent chance that sale will eventually result in a rape or molestation of a child." 1) Please site you sources. If you do not, I have no choice but to assume you are mistaken in that number 2) Your conclusion about an 85% chance is not supportable by the fact asserted. If I were to say that 100% of people who eat cake have heat attacks, you would not conclude that if you eat a piece of cake you have a 100% chance of a heart attack. If you want people to take you seriously, you have to actually have to present your facts in supportable and correct ways. If you don't it makes your enemies look right, and you look foolish. Finally, can you justify your site's actions in the light of John 8:7? (We placed your post in a section where a new dialog has opened. We could explain our position all over again but to save time we invite you to read all the comments, pro and con, to explain it to you. See below).Reader says we lack logic
Just wanted to say that, from a purely pragmatic stand point, this site is lacking in logic. I don't support porn (quite the opposite, in fact) but I'm studying statistics and you have no idea what you're talking about. Logical fallacies abound here. For one thing, it's not that people who watch porn are likely to rape people. It's that people who are likely to rape others watch porn. See the difference? You probably don't but what it boils down to is that rape is going to occur regardless of porn. Rape has been around long before porn was. A sad but undeniable true. I'm afraid your efforts are all futile and doing nothing but gratifying some selfish, unchristian impulse to humiliate others who don't share your beliefs. (The statistic comes from an ongoing five year survey of rape victims undergoing treatment and counseling at rape crisis centers across the country. The data is being forwarded to the
Readers respond. . . . . .I’m a regular reader to your website. I wrote to you previous explaining my rape experience. I don’t know about the 85% stuff but that’s what happened to me. (Yes, we remember you! It’s been almost two years. Your story was heart rendering. You also told an amazing story of emotional struggle, recovery and redemption. We pray you are still doing well).
I was molested for several years by my father. He used to show porn to me and then we did it. When my mom finally found out she kicked him out. She had him arrested and he got 20 years but he only served 5 years. Count me in the 85%.I watch porn all the time. It’s never aroused me to rape anyone. I think your 85 percent garbage is bogus.
I’m being counseled at a rape crisis center with 8 other women. We talked about your website and the debate you’re having about 85 percent of sex assaults are a reenactment of porn videos. We discussed it last night and don’t agree that is the case. We all believe it is 100 percent!! That’s been the experience for every one of us!So what if porn causes rape? You act like that’s a bad thing. Rape is just another form of good sex. ( We thought about not posting your comment because it is so sick. But then again, we decided to post it to allow you to show millions how sick porn addicts can become. Thank you for helping us prove our point).
When I was 15, my boyfriend would show porn videos. Many times we reinacted what we saw. He was 17. I really didn’t want to do it but also didn’t struggle. I believed we were in love. One night we watched a real violent rape porn. He started on me. This time I struggled. He got his way. I broke up with him after that. He never was arrested even though I was underage because he was only 17. Three years later he was caught and convicted of rape on 3 girls, one of them underage. I testified at his trial. What he did to me he did to all the others. He’s serving 18 years. My testimony helped show a pattern of his sex crimes. I’m told his life in prison is pure hell. I agree the rape porn and violent porn is absolutely dangerous. I believe that 85 percent of rape is caused by porn. I personally think that’s a low figure.I would like that idiot who questions your 85% statistic to visit a couple rape/crisis centers. We can set him straight! I work at a rape crisis center in Akron, Ohio, and I can tell you not only a dramatic increase in rape, but almost all of them porn was directly involved. The porn is not only used to arouse the man but also to desensitize the female, especially young girls. I know this is also happening with young boy victims. I don’t council the boys so I can’t give you all the details. I’ll see if I can get a colleague to write in.
Every time I look at your website I want to rape a baby. Do you now hold your website accountable? (If you are joking, you are very sick. If you are serious, you are dangerous. Either way you have a serious problem).
I work as a counselor to sex offenders. Please do not post my name or location. I want you to know that almost all the men undergoing therapy for sex crimes admit porn was a part of their lifestyle. I’m not up on the survey you mentioned, but from my side of the issue, it sounds about right. Would you please send me any information you have on this?85 percent or 5 percent. It’s still a problem. How can anyone justify rape porn even if it’s only 5 percent. We’re not talking blind statistics, we’re talking people who are hurt and damaged for the rest of their lives.
I’m no prude but if that dumb_ _ _ who thinks the 85% figure is bogus, I want him to move his wife, sister, children, girlfriend, or whatever close loved ones he has next to a smut shop that sells this garbage. Let’s see how safe he and his family feel when they meet the customers in his neighborhood. I lived next to some porn stores a couple years ago and a lot their customers are crazy!! Many came after me and my kids. They figured if I lived next to a porn shop I must "want it." I had to move to protect myself and my two boys.This is pure comedy gold. In several ways. You write: " A recent survey shows 85 percent of rapes and molestation are reenactments of a porn video/DVD. This means every time someone buys a smut video/DVD there is an 85 percent chance that sale will eventually result in a rape or molestation of a child." 1) Citation. As a social psychologist, I can say: that's basically not something you can show in a survey. 2) That's not what that means, even if the first statistic is true. You kids are cute. Have fun. (Glad we could help entertain you. If you really are a social psychologist, your bedside manner kinda sucks. We can only hope you don't treat sex assault victims).
Readers from all over make comments. . . . .
I just read your article in AFA Journal 2009. What a blessing! Here in
ITS AMERICA LET FREEDON FREE ITS THERE CHOICE NOT YOUR (Despite your spelling errors and lack of grammar, we will be happy to answer you. We will agree the Lion’s Den has a first amendment right to do business. However, the Supreme Court has ruled sex businesses must also obey local laws including reasonable zoning. The Lion’s Den refuses to do this.
Reader finds our protest very interestingI think this is very interesting. I see why you would want it away especially for the children. but i wouldn't take pictures of people. even though some are pretty careless and stupid. i support you guys :] and hopefully its gone soon! ( Our protest is proactive, rather than passive. The Lion’s Den would not care at all if we simply stood outside and held signs. That would have little to no impact. Taking pictures has cut off 90 percent of the Lion’s Den business. It’s absolutely legal and also in keeping with Scripture Ephesians 5:11).
You have nothing better to do?
You people really have nothing better to do? That's sad. At least the people going in the store have a life and probably a better one than you. You are not hurting these people by taking their picture obviously they think it's funny. We live in the
Readers want better looking women on GOTCHA page
Hey dude! If U R going to post pics of broads flashing their t _ _ _, can you please post better looking ones?
OMG! you win!!! Your latest pictures of women flashing themselves has turned me off porn forever!!
I think you posting pictures of Lion's Den customers exposing themselves is wrong. Just because these people are stupid, doesn't give you the right to prove it on the world wide web.
Reader has questions - We provide answers
I have a few questions for you regarding the protest. Question 1. Who exactly owns the strip of property in front of the store's privacy fence. Question 2. Is a person showing you their middle finger by its self actually against the law. Question 3. Do you plan to continue your efforts if or when you are successful in closing down the store. Question 4. Do you actually believe that 85 out of 100 customers there will actually watch pornography and then go and commit a rape or other horrible act. Now a comment. In regard to a previous persons article that you labeled as God Want Porn Shops. I have done research and lions den is not your run of the mill place it is a nationwide chain. Finally what or who exactly are you. Are you a church group or what just wondering. Please send a reply to my email account and also post it in case if my account messes up thankyou
2. People showing their finger is not against the law as far as we know. But then again, try doing that same obscene gesture in front of a police officer or in front of a judge in court and discover what happens. Our point here is that these customers do this unsocial activity 24/7 in front of families and children. You don’t see customers at Wal-Mart, Dairy Queen or the Dollar General Store doing obscene gestures at residents. Their purpose for this unsocial activity at the Uniontown Lion’s Den is to demonstrate contempt and potential aggressive behavior by them upon the residents. That’s why we suggest you don’t give the finger in front of a police officer or judge. They can, and will, show their contempt back and take action to show exactly who is in charge. You neglected to mention Lion's Den customers dropping pants and raising blouses showing nudity in public, along with violence and threats. That is definitely illegal and it happens all the time here.
4. We never said 85 percent of porn customers commit rape or molestation. What we acknowledged is an ongoing federal survey of rape victims discovered 85 percent of rape is a re-enactment of a porn video/DVD. That in no way says 85 percent of porn customers commit rape. On the other hand, it clearly shows a direct connection of porn to rape and molestation. The danger is real and confirmed.
Regarding your closing comments: Yes, we know all about the Lion’s Den Chain. What you probably don’t know, they have had a number of stores closed in recent years due to them being in violation of state and/or local laws. Much of how they operate is illegal and the laws are catching up on them. They also may have financial issues. The store property in Uniontown is up for sale and their asking price has been lowered.
Our protest group is nothing more than residents who live here and are protecting a little community of 50 people with no police force. Most of them go to various churches in the area. Right before the Lion’s Den opened, a 10 year old girl here was abducted, raped and murdered. Testimony/records confirmed porn played a part in this horrible crime.
Take a look on our GOTCHA page and you can see the obvious danger to children and families this store brings to our little community. Would you be comfortable with the overwhelming unsocial, aggressive and sometimes violent behavior around your wife and children 24 hours a day 7 days a week? If so, please petition the Lion’s Den to move next door to you. I’m sure their customers, especially the freaky ones, will be happy to perform their live nude and violent acts in front of your family and children.
Reader respondsThank you for your response to my questions. I really hope no one is stupid enough to flip off a cop or judge. I have one complaint about your gotcha page comments. I am aware that you are not professional photographers but a wide angle picture of people argueing with a grandma or exposing themselves to children would be to me at least much more convincing. As I have a bit of a hard time buying that there are a bunch of children and old people at the shop. I just think that this would help your protest thankyou. Keep up the good work. (We can’t post wide angle pictures due to space limitations on the website. Also, most of the time it is the grandma taking the pictures. The pictures of Lion’s Den customers’ illegal behavior are obvious enough because we caught them on camera. If our camera can see them, so can the residents, including children. All our pictures are taken from public roads County Road 1150E and State Hwy 250, the location of the Lion’s Den in
__________________________________________Reader replies once again. Things have changed!
Protesters, I would like to apoligize to you as on the date of Friday the 18 of June I flipped you off as I walked into the store. I did not turn around and yell obscenities at you or expose my pubic areas or my butt. I think that is completely wrong. I was already having a bad day and being shouted at by you about the bible aggravated me even more. You got my picture. I believe. I would just like you to know that what you said got through to me although I did make a purchase that day. I thought that following sunday as my pastor, I am guessing by a god given sign, spoke about being sexually immoral and a coward. That day I burned all of it and I bought a self help book I should be getting very soon. I am afraid of death as it is and you all telling me I would regret it at the time aggravated me but now I thank you for it. I am still aware that I was in the wrong and that my picture will be posted and I will live with that. I will pray for you in protest efforts and good luck god will eventually win. Thanks again though for those simple words that saved me from an eternal lake of fire. In case you were wondering, I was the idiot in the blue polo and brown pants. Sorry I will regret It always maybe on my next day off I can help you protest for a few hours to help make up for my poor judgment. (Welcome home!!! You are now a part of a loving, giving family of brothers and sisters in Christ. Rest assured, new doors for a healthy, happy, satisfied, spirit driven life will open for you as you continue to open your eyes. We will not post your picture as our goal is not to harm people but only to expose those in darkness. You are no longer among them. We welcome you to visit us anytime. You will get a smile and a warm embrace).
Thankful for protesters and favor of the Lord
Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord. Grace mercy and peace be to all of you. I am so thankful for brothers and sisters like you who are willing to lay down your life for righteousness’ sake. I was so excited to hear the favor that our Lord has shed upon you. Before I came across your article I was talking about another church whose members were sending out literature across the state that they are located in regarding homosexuality. Long story short I believe because this one church that was physically active in the defending the marriage issue that our Lord granted favor on that state to keep the law as marriage between 1 man and 1 woman as our God, the Lord Jesus Christ intended. Sorry for being so long to contact you but I talk of your mission much. May the Lord continue to use all of you for His Name Sake, brother Brandon------------------------------------------------------------------
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I like the offer of the Bibles and prayer. That has obviously worked. The sign and posting of pictures has worked too, but if it is illegal and infringing on their right to privacy, I don’t feel good about supporting illegal activities “for a good cause.” Their methods have obviously been effective and I would love to see another store like this shut down, but I’m not pro breaking the law to do it. If no laws are broken, I hope this movement/method spreads. (Our protest method is not against the law. There is no right to privacy in the public forum. TV and newspapers take pictures in public all the time and broadcast/print them everyday. Porn customers have taken pictures of our protesters and some of them have found their way to pro porn websites. Google "Uniontown Protesters" and will find some of them. What they say about is us mostly lies, but they still have a first amendment right to do this. We simply do what the pro porn people do right back at them).
I think it is overdone… it is an infringement on people’s freedom and even though we do not like it, people will do what they do. Was it effective.. YES! Am I happy that it has had a negative impact on their business…YES! Pornography hurts and I would love to see it gone.
It is one thing to leave a message that gets the point across without blatantly overstepping personal boundaries and saying and doing something that totally advertises the fact that they were there. I am all for protesting, but it needs to be done in a way that is not intrusive. which is perfectly legal. The customers make their own decisions). (Our protest is not intrusive. We have never stopped a single customer from entering or exiting the Lion’s Den. We are simply taking pictures in the public forum. About 90 percent of Lion's Den customers choose not to go in because of our protest.).
It seems to me that this protest is being done within the boundaries of the law, and tastefully as well. Insofar as being “intrusive” – so be it! Pornography stores “intrude” the peace and tranquility of many neighborhoods, as well as people’s lives, with their dispicable smut. Both the protest, within the limits allowed by the law, and (unfortunately) pornography, are protected Free-Speech items. for the moment, one will have to tolerate the presence of the other.
My life was personally efffected by pronography, ending a 35 year marriage. My ex was completely consumed by the addiction and was unable to conquer it. It chipped away at what remained of our marriage one piece at a time until nothing remained. I am agnostic and so won’t bring religion into my comment except to say, if it helps some, then all the power to them. I personally believe that the methods the activists have taken is a non-violent act and that it is the right path to take. The fact that it has helped in the capture of numerous sex offenders is the most one could hope for. I wish them success in their attept to create a pornography free community.----------------------------------------------------------
Reader says we should love our neighbors, not harass them
Jesus said to love your neighbors, not harass them. We do love our neighbors. Unfortunately 96 percent of the Lion’s Den customers come from out of our area, most over 100 miles away. They certainly aren’t neighbors by any reasonable definition. As you can see on our GOTCHA page, they do a host of illegal acts and bring real danger to our little town with no police force to protect the families and children living here. None-the-less, we love them too. We witness to hundreds of Lion’s Den customers every week, council many, given out to them over 1,000 Bibles and hundreds of Lion’s Den customers have accepted Christ right here in front of the porn store. We hope and pray your love of people reaches as many as we do in Uniontown).
-------Reader wants us to protest Wal-Mart instead of Lion's Den
Listen, I understand that you have problems with the sex industry and I think that it's great that you guys have the drive to protest something you are so strongly against. However, I feel that you should seriously reconsider what it is you need to be protesting. Porn isn't the thing that needs to be stopped. Corporations, such as wal-mart, are the real enemy here, doing much more harm than good. They exploit countries where labor is cheap and reap profit from those who are less-fortunate than them. The greed there is massive and it is, honestly, probably the only thing that is seriously ruining our nation now. So please turn your efforts toward something that really has an impact on the outside world and where people are going to take you seriously. I am on a website (which you've probably gotten many e-mails from over the past day or so) where they're making fun of you and saying awful things about you. This is the only kind of publicity that you're going to get. It's not constructive. People will just think you're crazy. I understand Lust is a sin, but greed is a sin as well. The lesser of the two evils I will never know, however, what I do know is that nobody will take your efforts seriously. Protest something that matters. Heck, if you decide to protest wal-mart and I see it on the news somewhere I may even drive out to you guys and join in (I live near NYC). I'm sure everyone on the website I'm on will do it too. They really are a forceful and productive bunch. I wish you a blessed day and I'll pray that they don't give you too much trouble. Last note, four years is a long time! Kudos to you for your persistence and I hope your efforts won't be wasted in the future. (If you feel strongly about the Wal-Mart thing, we suggest you get started on it yourself instead of trying to divert us from our purpose. Perhaps we can join you when we are done here. . . . .Our impact is severe on Lion’s Den. They admit it in court papers they filed in 2007 and also the fact the property is now up for sale. . . . .We realize we are on a number of pro porn websites. We never look at them, but we support their first amendment right. The question we have for you is if you believe our taking pictures Lion’s Den customers (look again and see their illegal and dangerous behavior) to protect our little town of 50 people, how come you don’t say the same for the pro porn people who take pictures of us and post them? Maybe these same pro porn people doing “unconstructive” activity can join you on your Wal-Mart protest. You said yourself that would be more constructive).
------Hey, I have a comment about the idiot who wants you to protest Wal-Mart. He fails to see your point. I shop Wal-Mart all the time and not once have I seen their customers expose their sex and body parts in front of families or children. The Wal-Mart staff don’t shout obscenities, threaten people, attempted to harm residents as they have in Uniontown, nor have I found sex material and sex toys splayed along the highway near their stores. That’s the type of stuff Uniontown residents face every day, 24 hours a day. We are too small a town to have a police force so we are left to protecting ourselves. Hey, I forgot to mention the times we twice stopped pimps from setting up hookers at the Uniontown Lion’s Den and the countless times we stopped illegal drug activity going on with customers and employees. We do not suffer such dangerous problems at Wal-Mart.
I’ve worked for Wal-Mart for 11 years. I admit I would like better pay, but overall they are a good employer. I’ve been able to work myself up the line to assistant manager and make a decent living. Wal-Mart is still doing well in this down economy and still hiring people. Since the Lion’s Den is up for sale, I’m sure thir employees are putting out applications. Don’t bother. Even Wal-Mart has standards.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Reader asks, "How does closing the Lion's Den benefit us?"
You f _ _ _ _ _ _ people amaze me. I don't even live in
Part 2 (continued)
Do you think this is really what your "God" wants you to do? I thought he told you to love others the same as he does. Does he not love people just because they enjoy pornography? I guarantee that if those same people came to your church and stood outside protesting that you are brainwashing people with this so called "savior" that you would all s_ _ _ bricks and bring law enforcement into the situation. (Yep. We really believe this is what God wants us to do. Read Ephesians 5:11 and that will explain it. . . . . Actually people protest and demonstrate against churches all the time. In fact, recent history in past few years shows American Christian churches have been protested, stalked, burned and even invaded by evil people who shoot pastors and congregation members).
Part 3 (continued)How can you even have the audacity to take pictures of a persons LICENSE PLATE, saying you know where they live, and basically stalking them? Do you fail to realize that that is ILLEGAL? This is such a complete invasion of privacy and exploitation. Why do you really give a s_ _ _ whether someone buys porn? You christfags are just unbelievable. You will do anything to "preach the word of the lord Jesus Christ!" It makes me sick that people are such extremists. (It is not illegal to take pictures of people or plates in the public forum. In fact Lion’s Den customers take pics of the protesters all the time. You can see them doing this on our GOTCHA page. Many of their pics show up on pro porn websites. That too is their constitutional right. The difference is you don’t see any of us dropping pants, lifting blouses, giving obscene gestures or shouting obscenities at them. The reason we care who comes here is safety. As you can see porn addicts cannot act legally in a residential neighborhood. We witness dozens of illegal acts every day. This is common as professional psychologists point to the negative effects porn has on human social behavior. The extremests are the porn addicts performing illegal behavior in a residential neighborhood that includes children. Porn addicts become extreme self centered and care only about themselves and their needs. No other human around them is worth considering. Most porn addicts are always angry and potentially dangerous. Your letter is a case in point).
METHOD OF PROTEST
Right to Privacy
I dare any of the protesters to photograph me going into or coming out of The Lion's Den. This is invasion of privacy and defimation. I would contact my attorney and file a lawsuit against the protesters. You are very lucky that you haven't been shot or ran over by the Lion's Den customers. (Contact your attorney if you wish. You are among hundreds who have made this threat. You will discover taking your picture is not an invasion of privacy whenever you are in the public forum. This has been upheld locally and nationally in various state and federal courts. Your picture is taken hundreds of times a day at businesses, workplace and even on the highway. Even the Lion’s Den in Uniontown is taking your picture as you enter, exit, plus all the time you are on their property and in their store. By your standards, The Lion's Den is also invading your privacy but they too have a right to photograph you. The final sentence in your e-mail confirms that porn customers are potentially violent and a danger in residential areas such as Uniontown where families and children are present. This is a major reason why the Uniontown protest exists. Good luck with the lawsuit thing).---
The Lion’s Den has a large wooden fence around it. If you take pictures of customers over the fence, it’s an invasion of privacy. I’ll sue you if you take my picture. (Wrong. The Lion’s Den is a public business. The Constitution does not grant, nor is there any law, to right to privacy at any public business, wooden fence or not. In fact, the Lion’s Den has a state of the art camera stationed high above the fence to take pictures of the protesters 24/7).
I'm 100% against porn, but you are going about this in a despicable manner. One of these days this will come to haunt you people. Would any of you like it if someone from the porn shops took pictures of yourself or your children and posted them on the internet? Something to think about. Just because you disagree with someone's lifestyle, doesn't give you the right to try to have them fired. In this economy families can be in the street after missing one paycheck. I hope you take that into consideration. Just because someone's daddy is dirty doesn't make their dependants dirty. Another thing, I would be embarrassed at my writing skills if I were you. (Well, if you look on our GOTCHA page you will see customers taking pictures of protesters all the time. If you Google “Uniontown Protest” you will find pictures of protesters on various websites and wry, sometimes nasty comments along with blatant lies about them. As for as “someone’s daddy is dirty,” it might be a good thing for the family to know about “dirty daddy” in case some sort for preventative action for the safety of the family children needs to be considered. There is an overwhelming link to molestation and porn. Also consider “someone’s daddy is dirty” may be a neighbor to your children. This could be very important information for you and your neighbors. “Dirty daddy” had the choice to not go into this sex business where residents are taking pictures of customers, but chose to do so anyway. There were 8 large signs expressly advising customers at the entrance to the adult store of the exact activity the protesters were doing when “dirty daddy” chose to go in the adult store anyway. This behavior shows “dirty daddy” is not making wise decisions when it comes to family, job and reputation verses his desire for porn. The porn is in control of his actions, irregardless of his family, job or neighbors. This could be important information to “dirty daddy’s” family and neighbors, especially children. One final thing, we did not call this man “dirty daddy.” You did. This is a judgment call on your part, not ours. We make no judgment. We only continued to use the name you stated in our response).
You seem to get a lot of e-mails claiming you are judging people. I don’t see that anywhere on your website. I do see a lot of the people writing in judging you and the protesters. They seem to get all their words and facts twisted too. It just shows any kind of addiction can fry brains.
---I think a lot of the people writing in are porn addicts. They have had full freedom of action because no one would stand up to them be it government, police or even most Christians. Finally a small group of Christians in Uniontown has stood up and the porn addicts for the first time have to face the exposure of their behavior they used to enjoy without anyone knowing about it. No more double life for them! I love it! Keep it up!!!!!
Readers says we are Bible thumping luniticsI would like to start out by telling you that I am a bible believing Christian, raised in a Christian home, and attended a Christian school. I would also like to say that you folks protesting this establishment demonstrates everything that is wrong with religion today. It is completely within the rights of these individuals to operate this establishment. In what way do you feel you are benefiting society? Forcing your opinions on others and using the bible to back them up in no way gives credit to God's word, it merely makes you look like a bunch of fools. What makes you think that judging and ridiculing the people who operate, work in, and patronize this shop benefits these people in any way shape or form? What you are doing is turning people away from from religion. I do not condone pornography, and I agree that it is unhealthy. The reactions you are getting from people and posting on this website are provoked. These people would not do the unattractive acts you have photographed if there weren't a bunch of bible thumping lunatics judging them. I see that you forced the store out of buisness also, congratulations...you have contributed to the growing unempolyment rate of our nation in a time of dire economic problems. Instead of going after a shop, the lowest level of the porn industry, why dont you aim a little higher and possibly make a difference for everyone? To end this, I hope your protest fails miserably. What we need now are people contributing to our economic, health care, and social issues...not battling a roadside adult book store in the name of God for your own personal vindication. Take Care. (You may think us fools, but the results of our protest are testament to God’s Word. We have stopped 90 percent of porn customers from entering the Lion’s Den simply by our presence. We have twice stopped pimps setting up hookers at the Lion’s Den. We have also stopped drug dealers on numerous occasions from establishing themselves at the Lion’s Den. Please include that in your unemployment accusation. We have also witnesses and counseled thousands of people here. Hundreds have accepted Jesus. We’ve given out over 1,000 Bibles. We have certainly benefited society far more than the Lion’s Den has. Look on our GOTCHA page and see the type of people they attract to our little town of 50 people with no police force. Now let’s bring you into the picture as a Bible believing Christian. Christ calls on you to choose sides. You do have choice to make. Which side do you choose?)
Another former Lion's Den employee speaks out
I used to work at the corporate office of the Lion’s Den in
Reader wants us to die in a fire
Seriously. Live and let live. Also, die in a fire. Please choose one or the other. (We opt to protect our little town of 50 people that has no police force to protect the residents. The fire thing you reference is between you and God, not with us. We already made that decision not to go there. Good luck with your decision).
Reader says God is a lie
LOLOLOLOL This site made me day!!! The internet has over 9000 times moar pr0n than this!!! GOD IS A LIE1!!!11!!1! (Well, someday in your life on this earth you will have to give an accounting what you did with it. Is this earth a little better, a little worse or no different because of your life that God gave you (irregardless of you non belief). Good luck with that atheist thing you got going there).
Reader says protesters are as terrible as the porn industryYou are as terrible as the porn industry. (Apparently you think we are pretty harsh and destructive to compare us to the porn industry. In a way that could be taken as a compliment that we are very effective by our persistence. We must digress, however. No one is as terrible as the porn industry, but thanks for the compliment).
Reader says we are out to embarass peoplethank you for putting honest hard working people in a state of fear and anxiety, really. i thank you for finding a way to not only publicly embarrass people, and also put people out of work, just to impose your own ideals onto people who did absolutely nothing to you.i thanks you, for you heroism. (Embarrass people? Look again on our GOTCHA page. All these people performing lewd, illegal and violent acts in a residential neighborhood seem to be proud and have no concern they are performing illegal behavior in a residential community. All we are doing is widening their audience of something these people clearly wanted others to see their performance).
Porn store employee explains how Christians should actI’m a woman and proudly work at an adult store in
Pro porn reader respects our right to protestI enjoy porn but I respect your right to protest against it. I’m getting sick and tired of porn supporters screaming right to privacy issues. They do the very same thing you do on their porn blogs and websites that you do on yours.. I’ve seen pics of your protest on porn blogs along with other people they dislike (usually religious). It’s perfectly legal for them to do this. I think its p _ _ _ _ for them to scream when you do the same thing they do on their own sites? (We agree. The constitution does not grant any expectation of privacy in the public forum. We don’t object to them exercising their first amendment rights posting us on their websites. Actually we support their right even when they post lies and misinformation about us. We still don’t object because there is truth in what we do and no lie can overcome truth in the long run. Actually their posting us on porn websites helps us. It gives us opportunity to witness when readers of their porn websites and blogs search out our website. Porn addicts object to us doing the exact same thing because we expose them and the real truth about them comes out in the pictures. Truth is not a byproduct of porn and that’s why they object. Christianity, however, is founded and practiced on truth and that’s why lies by opposition never hold up. Most porn addicts, just like anyone in addictive behavior, prefer to cower in a shadow world and hide from truth. All that buys is a little time. Truth eventually rises to the top).
Reader wants us to define porn
Ah, I have a few questions about this whole shindig... For one, what exactly do you qualify as "Porn"? I mean, if you took pictures of a nudist colony and posted them online, would that count? As a more pertinent example, if someone decided to go ahead and masturbate to one of those indecent pictures you posted up, wouldn't you really be, well...showing porn? (You wrote a very long letter. If we published the whole thing, most of our readership would not work through it. We will still answer all your questions but will do so by breaking up your e-mail in smaller parts. . . . . For obscenity, we prefer use the legal standard set by the Supreme Court that defines obscenity :
“Whether the average person, applying contemporary community standards, would find that the work, taken as a whole, appeals to the purient interest; Whether the work depicts/describes, in a patently offensive way, sexual conduct or excretory functions specifically defined by applicable state law; Whether the work, taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value.”
In other words, using this standard, the Supreme Court gives each community sole authority to determine what is obscene in their community. Uniontown is not Salt Lake City, but we are not
For two, when you say "attacked children and women in public", you do realize that you're the one who is provoking them in the first place? I guarantee you that if you were simply minding your own business outside your home, these people would not pay you any mind. (Actually, police reports and observations from other communities clearly show that porn customers behavior is much worse when residents or police are not keeping watch. Drugs, prostitution, glory hole activity run rampant. Crime, including sex assault, dramatically increases within a one mile radius. The protesters in Uniontown have twice stopped pimps setting up prostitutes on Lion's Den property, stopped drug activity by employees and customers numerous times and stopped on several occasions attacks by Lion’s Den customers upon residents, including children. Since Uniontown has only 50 residents and no police force, the illegal, violent activity would be overwhelming to this little town if not for the residents keeping a 24 hour watch).
Thirdly, I saw that this pr0n shop has a fence; yet you keep saying that people are exposing themselves to small children. I would like to ask exactly why children are hanging around where they can see shoppers who go into the Lion's Den? I’m just hoping you’re not bringing your families with you while you watch the place. (Uniontown is zoned residential. The fence the Lion’s Den erected does not change that and customers on either side of the fence are to behave as in a residential area. Also, half or more of the lewd, illegal and violent behavior by sex business customers takes place out on the open road area of HY 250 and County Road 1150E. Some of the most violent attacks on residents and children have taken place out on the state road area. . . . .No we do not bring children to our protest. That being said children live here. Uniontown is small, only 50 people with just a few businesses, churches and homes. It's impossible to avoid The Lion's Den that illegally located smack in the middle of our little town. Each time a child was attacked here, they were unfortunately in our tiny town conducting family business with parents and relatives for just a few minutes on either the county road or the state road. Your statement of concern about families bringing children in the area of The Lion’s Den confirms our position that even you agree a sex business is a dangerous place for families and children. We agree with you. All people, especially children, should have a reasonable expectation of safety where they live and on the public roads. That’s why we are here protesting, taking pictures and keeping a close watch on the Lion’s Den and their numerous customers who wantonly perform lewd, illegal and violent behavior. Thanks for bringing that up).
Fourthly, I notice that often people try and call you out for being extremely judgmental. You deny this every single time, but in a post where you comment on how the lives of atheists and agnostics are self-centered, I quote thee: " The atheist’s life is basically self centered and when you reach the end there is nothing positive to show for the life God gave you…Real truth can be difficult for atheists because there is no foundation of truth to base your findings. You don’t realize it but much of what you believe and opinion of anything is made up as you go along. The life of an atheist is based on moods, emotions and opinions with no foundation." Are you or are you not judging the individual lives of people you don't know, making a sweeping generalization about men and women from every culture, ethnicity, and country, about the quality of their lives and the worth of any of their achievements? Perhaps you think it's very true. And it's a very human thing to accept belief as truth. But you must note that even if it *is* true, you are judging them all the same. (Actually we did not say this as judgment. It was a direct response to a question the writer posed. We were quoting from writings by Billy Graham who is the foremost authority on this subject in our lifetime. We erred in not quoting the context. Christianity is not just faith. The Scriptures have consistently proven accurate and correct for thousands of years against thousands of challenges. Proven fact goes far beyond belief. In fact, one must discount overwhelming confirmation and facts about God to call himself an atheist. God is proven. Atheism is still only a theory. It's not even a good theory. Christian leaders such as Billy Graham, T.D. Jakes Rev. Schulman and any professer at any seminary can blow huge gaping holes in atheist theory. It’s sad there are people who willingly base and thus destroy their lives on the unproven weak atheist theory).
Reader wants to visit Uniontown to enlighten protesters on porn terms
Hey, I hear a porn star tranny visited your Uniontown Lion’s Den. You hicks probably don’t know what that means. Perhaps some other porn stars will visit over time too. If you like, Ill come by and enlighten you to some cool porn terms such as Tranny, MILF, BDSM, MMFF, Alpha, (other names we edited for family content) so you will know whats happening. (You are welcome to visit with us. To show our appreciation, upon your visit with us, we will also enlighten you to some real cool terms such as: saved, salvation, Holy Spirit, spiritual gifts, and spiritual warfare. If fact, we will provide you free of charge a great book full of these words and much more. We await your visit).------------------------------------------------------------------
Reader says porn sites are laughing about Uniontown protest
I did a search on Uniontown protest. There are a number of porn sites that have pics of you people and laughing about you. Looks like they're invading your privacy just like you are invading the privacy of lions den customers. That serves you right (No one is invading anyone’s privacy. Pro porn people have a right to take pictures of us in the public arena, post them and make comments. It’s called the first amendment. What they are doing is legal. We don’t get upset about it. In fact we support their right. Porn people, however, get very upset when we take pictures and do the same thing they do. We find it ironic that pro porn people who scream “first amendment” for themselves will go all out to prevent others with a different viewpoint from exercising the same constitutional right in the exact same way porn addicts do every day on the internet. A psychologist explained in a medical journal porn addicts deal with low self esteem issues and take anything contrary as a personal affront. Anyone in addiction personality, be it drugs, alcohol or porn cannot engage equally in public discourse within the norm of society because they feel inferior, so they try to denigrate others with a different viewpoint to bring them down to their lower level. If that doesn't work they bully, threaten and some attempt violence. All this because they cannot engage equally in discourse in the public forum in normal society because of an inferiority complex caused by their addiction. We don’t know if all that psychological stuff is true or not, but that’s what the professionals say. In Uniontown, we are always open to honest intelligent discourse on our protest posting a variety of views on our website. You can easily see our openess for reasonable engagment of all views on our OPINION PAGE every day, including your e-mail. We doubt if you found the same public openess and give and take on any of the pro porn websites you found talking about us. If that's the case, perhaps those psychologists have a point).
Former Lion's Den employee visits protesters and writes in
I’m the former lion’s den employee who stopped by to visit you on friday (July 24) and I promised you I’d write in. As you know, I am doing fine now since I left the lions den. I no longer have anything to do with porn but I still know many people in the lions den chain. You're driving them crazy not only in Uniontown but at other lions den too. Frankly, they’re scared to death of you. Most employees I know say things are not good and they’re not happy. Many are looking for jobs but its tough to find a job these days. Its not just you. The internet is killing off the big majority of customers. Porn business is down in all adult stores I know of. They’re dinasores of the industry and will die out sometime in the near future. I see on your website the uniontown lions den is now for sale. Just to let you know, they’ve had other closings too and others may close in the near future. I say good!!! Things are catching up to them for all the crap they pulled. Good luck at yor protest and thanks for your support. (We’re glad you are doing well. We certainly appreciated your visit. We agree with you the adult business store is a dinosaur of the porn business and will probably die out in the near future. The Uniontown Lion’s Den has only a few employees left. We hope to be able to help them find new jobs just as we were able to help you and several other former Lion’s Den employees. Our protest here is to protect our little community of 50 people and no police force. If our little protest nudges them a little faster to the inevitable end, that’s good too).
Lion's Den employee opens up
We’ve communicated before. This time you can post my comments if you want to. I’m connected to the Uniontown Lion’s Den and thoroughly disgusted with them. The management of this place is s_ _ _ _. You might be interested to know last week a self styled “porn superstar” visited here. He’s whats commonly known as a shemale in sex. He dresses up as a woman but is a man who also took estrogen shots to grow breasts or had them implanted and no doubt had face lifts to look more like a female. He calls himself wendy. He thinks he’s beautiful and all that. Even for me he’s disgusting. What he is is pure slime. He made a big deal about free speech and supports the Lion’s Den but what he’s really doing is sucking up to get the Lion’s Den to market his g_ _ _ _ _ _ _ dvd’s. He brought some of his dvds and signed several of them. The manager bought into this garbage. We’re giving away signed dvd’s by wendy if a customer buys 6 of his shemale dvds. His free speech crap is nothing more than a slimy sales pitch. This place is getting more putried each day. It’s up for sale anyway. We’re all being fed lies here. I’m looking for another job. I no longer give a s _ _ _ what happens here. (What a sad story. We feel sorry for “Wendy.” He is living in a world created by a lie and believes he is bigger than what he is. We’ve all met people like that and in the end we all feel sad for them. It’s not a matter of if - it’s only a matter of when “Wendy” will discover the lie he is living and what he lost while living his precious life in that lie. Please try not to be judgmental of him. What little fame/money he gets in his little section of the porn world will become his terrible burden latter in life when it all crashes down on him. It happens with virtually all involved in porn. You discovered you got caught up in the same kind of lie in your life at the Lion’s Den and now your life is miserable. Fortunately, it’s not too late and you are working your way out. You’ve already discovered listing the Lion’s Den as a work history reference caused you loss of a job you much wanted/needed. We can possibly help you on the job situation. Several of the protesters operate businesses and may have openings or know of other job openings in area businesses. We look forward to seeing you on the other side and a new victorious life as many other former Lion’s Den employees here have done. Bless you).
Reader feels disgusted and sorry for protesters
I feel utterly disgusted by you people. This bigot paranoid approach to porn, and anyway, so much, so very much time wasted on such things will help no one. also, citing or even mentioning the bible doesn't mean you are the true and unquestionable warriors of god, and all people opposing you came straight from the depths of hell. I feel so sorry for you (Huh? Where have we ever said those opposing us came straight from hell? Quite the contrary, we make a point not to judge the Lion’s Den customers and politely admonish those writing in who do judge people. How we express ourselves is our first amendment right. Our relationship how we practice our faith is between us and God. Up until now, we did not realize we had to have your agreement before we started or how we went about our protest . . . . Our efforts are not futile. The Lion’s Den has publicly admitted our serious financial impact on them in court papers filed in
Reader says internet best for porn - not adult superstoresI admit I like porn and a regular. But I haven’t been to an adult store for over two years. The internet has a selection of millions for every sex preference. An adult store can’t come up with one thousdandth of that selection. I can even get personal stuff made up just for me for less than a decent dvd at an adult store. The prices at internet sites are about one tenth of what it cost at a brick and mortar place for the same selection plus a lot of porn is free. Go to (websites deleted to prevent possible virus infection) and surf away. You people can protest if you want, but that brick and mortar place is doomed anyway. (Well, we’ll just hang around anyway until their final day. Our protest also protects the families and children from the obvious and frequent illegal/violent behavior of Lion’s Den customers. We also witness to thousands. The Lion’s Den has provided us with one of the richest Christian mission fields in the country. The cool thing is the Lion’s Den is footing the huge financial bill to bring the spiritually lost to Uniontown and all we have to do is wait for them to come to us. It’s a Christian missionary’s dream. We have spiritual victories with customers every day here).
A typical story of a porn store closingI used to work in an adult store. The pay wasn’t great but better than minimum wage, plus I got a monthy bonus on sales. I ignored the signs the business was in trouble. Pay bonus was cut, then finally eliminated, paychecks would arrive late (they claimed computer problems). One time the phone was disconnected, inventory dwindled to low volume. They claimed they were doing end of year inventory and new product was on the way. They fired people on false accusations. Most were not replaced. The few replacements we got came in at lower pay. All the signs of a business going down were there but I ignored them. On payday, they told all of us to come in after 5 PM. The paychecks were late again and the would be available at that time. We all showed up at 5 PM and the store was locked up and closed. They took all the inventory too. We got our paychecks about a month later but they bounced. We found out the owners skipped out with all the money. That was last year and none of us have yet to get paid. The internet played a major role in killing our business, but corporate greed was the major factor. (Yours is not the first story like this we posted about an adult businesses going down. Hundreds of adult businesses are going down each month. Many thousands have closed in past two years. Nearby
Reader says protest embarass people
thank you for putting honest hard working people in a state of fear and anxiety, really. i thank you for finding a way to not only publicly embarrass people, and also put people out of work, just to impose your own ideals onto people who did absolutely nothing to you.i thanks you, for you heroism. (Embarrass people? Look again on our GOTCHA page. All these people performing lewd, illegal and violent acts in a residential neighborhood seem to be proud and have no concern they are performing illegal behavior in a residential community where children are present. All we are doing is widening their audience of something these people clearly and proudly wanted others to see their performance).
You are disgusting sneaking up on people taking pictures and posting them on the internet. That's just flat illegal. (We do not sneak up on anyone. We have 8 large signs out front explaining everything we are doing. Everyone who comes to the Uniontown Lion's Den knows exactly what we are doing and they make their own personal decision to come in or not come in. On the other hand, porn customers take pictures of the Uniontown residents without any announcement and you can find them on pro porn websites/blogs. That is their legal first amendment right. What you are having a problem with is Uniontown residents exercising their first admendment rights in exactly the same way as the porn zealots. The first amendment is for all Americans, not just porn).
I visited the Lions Den last week. You stupid protest didnt affecxt me one bit. The Lions den clerk said your protest simply attracts attention for them and helps business. Your stupid protest is a failure. (Well, you and the Lion's Den clerk are incorrect. Don't take our word for it, the corporate Lion's Den says through their attorney the Uniontown protest has seriously financially affected them. The Lion's Den corporation filed a lawsuit in Jackson County in 2007 in an unsuccessful attempt to have the court deny residents their first amendment rights of peaceful protest. The Lion's Den listed in their filing their financial losses for past six months they claimed was due to the residents protest. The judge, of course denied this absurd court filing. Profit has no bearing in first amendment rights. If we were to extend out their loss profit figures the Lion's Den openly filed in court papers, our protest has impacted the Lion's Den over $4 million (a conservative low estimate) in sales. So the end result is the Lion's Den lied one way or the other. They lied to you saying we attract attention to their business or they lied to our district court claiming false monetary losses for the express purpose take away residents first amendment rights. It can't be both, can it? The fact the Lion's Den property is now up for sale should also be obvious to the impact of the Uniontown protest).
I'm OK - You're OK
I love the irony in what you're doing - Things are only ok if you say so I take it. (Well, we can speak for Uniontown. That seems reasonable since we live here. We have no desire to speak for your community. We assume things are OK there if you say so).
Review/makover of Scripture
1 peter 4:15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, OR AS A BUSYBODY IN OTHER MEN'S MATTERS. Don't quote the bible to "prove" you are right, I can do the same to "prove" you are wrong. The statistics I have seen on your site are flawed. "A recent survey shows 85 percent of rapes and molestation are reenactments of a porn video/DVD. This means every time someone buys a smut video/DVD there is an 85 percent chance that sale will eventually result in a rape or molestation of a child." THIS SECOND SENTENCE IS FALSE! What these people are doing and selling is legal, you should be protesting your government, not patrons and employees. You should be ashamed of yourselves. (OK, we won’t, even though you altered the end of your Scripture reference. Let’s see if we can AGREE on some things: TV stations and TV networks take pictures out in the public all the time at news events, sports venues, entertainment shows, etc. and broadcast them to millions. Same goes for the numerous “cop’s” and “police videos” shows on cable TV. It’s all very legal. We assume you think that’s OK. The Lion’s Den has a state of the art camera trained on the Uniontown residents protesting, PLUS it reaches far across the street to customers at another business PLUS a wide angle lens along Highway 250. It’s all perfectly legal so we presume you are fine with them exercising their first amendment right. If you look on our GOTCHA page you will find several Lion’s Den customers taking pictures of the protesters. It’s perfectly legal for them to do this. Many of their pictures appear on pro porn websites. If you do a search engine on “Uniontown Protest” you will find some of them. This is perfectly legal since there is no right to privacy in the public forum. So we ask you a question; If you agree that all the above mentioned is a first amendment right for the TV, newspapers, adult store and pro porn customers, than your only point is you believe everyone in the United States has these first amendment rights except the residents of Uniontown).----------------
Customer "moons" protesters and looking for picone of my friends went there and said he mooned the camera. well ive yet to see a pic of him on here. (Well, you got your wish. But we want to give you more. We want to give your friend a proper reward for exposing himself , showing off his shortcomings in a residential neighborhood thus furthering our cause. Just because you are at an adult business does not give you a right to expose yourself in a zone residential community where children are always present. In order to make this point clear to all, we are taking his picture, which you and your friend are so obviously proud, and taking it along with several others and the ID info to correspond with them, to the next public County Commissioners meeting where the Jackson County Sheriff and the County Attorney will also be present. The residents will demand action. The American Family Association of
You guys with all the butt jokes are cracking me up!!. . . . . . . . Oops, sorry
I'm with you and the residents. Go after the butt guy. It's time to say no to crack!
If the butt guy comes back to do it again, we all would appreciate if he would wash back there first.
Reader now wants picture of his backside removed
Please take the pictures of me off your website. I'm the dude with my a_ _ hanging out. Thanks. (I guess the next question is which one? We get so many of them here).
I love this site! First the guy who brags and wants his a_ _ put up on the website, now wants it off. I guess he decided to leave with his tail tucked between his legs. Kinda late for that.
Why does the pervie with his a_ _ hanging out want his pic removed? I thought he wanted it posted. Does he feel his a_ _ doesn't measure up to all the other a_ _ h _ _ _ _ posted? One thing I cant stand is a wimpy pervie
I think the guy who wants his butt removed from yur website ought to at least apologize first.
I think you ought to arrange for the a_ _ guy to get arrested and for good measure post his pic on the prison bulliten board. The inmates can find him easier that way.
Hey you! The guy with his a_ _ hanging out. I have a friend who wants to meet you. What are you doing Saturday night?
Making Christians look like idiotsUm, don't you people have anything better to do other than blackmailing people? I understand you're stance (though i don't agree with it) but don't you think you're going to far? I mean taking pictures of customers and employees? You act like its murder. You could be raising money for a local homeless shelter or something that actually makes a difference. But instead you're trolling ONE porn store out of the millions in the
Some readers attempt at humor. . . . We guess
You misspelled "prophet" at the bottom of your webpage. Still, good work! I believe in unicorns AND God, and this helps with at least half of my goals. (Well, look on the bright side. You don’t believe in unicorns anymore).
OK, OK, I get it - non-prophet instead of non-profit. Thats kinda funny. Not a belly laugher but still funny
Seriously, anyone who believes in god is bull _ _ _ _. He's not real, just face the fact. (If we are wrong about God, then we’re wrong. But if we are right, you got a Hell of a problem on your hands – for eternity!).have fun with your flood. love, JESUS. (The outpouring of the love of Jesus is overflowing here pouring out like a river saving the lost souls who flow to this area to visit for porn but leave with the refreshing water of Jesus. This is fun. Thanks!)
Reader wants to come to Uniontown with laptop to dispute protesters
I think I will be coming to visit with my laptop and several contradictory screenshots. One being in "We don't judge the Lion's Den customers either. Nowhere on this website do we call the Lion's Den customers molester, rapist, pervert, look suspicious, etc." However, you are insinuating (as you accused another writer of doing in the opinions page) that people who do watch porn are dangerous and such. "A recent survey shows 85 percent of rapes and molestation are reenactments of a porn video/DVD. This means every time someone buys a smut video/DVD there is an 85 percent chance that sale will eventually result in a rape or molestation of a child (Let’s put you to a little test. This is based on a real personal account and not made up. Let’s say you have a 16 year old daughter who is going out on a date. There are two boys she is considering accepting. One boy is general run of the mill, average in school, appears nice. Other than that you don’t know much about him. The other boy you discover watches porn. His favorite porn DVD’s are “Best of Teenage Gangbangs,” “Popping Cherries,” and “Try a Teen #37.” Which boy would you prefer your 16 year old daughter to date? Statistics taken from young rape victims across the country clearly show at least 85% of rape/molestations are a reenactment of porn videos such as these. Many of these rape victims have posted statements on our website confirming this. Most of them believe the 85% figure is too low. No need to answer us. Answer to the daughter you are in charge of protecting, or answer to the rape victims. . . . . . You are welcome to come here and visit with us all you want. You need to spend a least a full day here if you are conscious in your belief to get the full effect what happens here. Two days would be better. We will do all we can to accommodate you. We have had many such as you to spout they will come and confront us, but few follow through. But those few who came here and spent many hours with us left with totally changed opinions. Weekends are best for your visit. More protesters and residents will be able to come out and greet you. They are warm, friendly people and will welcome you. You can get a variety of their experiences while you are here. We will pray together, help those who come here for prayer, witness to the lost and give out Bibles. You’ll have a great time).
Reader says her church will refrain giving protesters money (???)
To Whom it May Concern; "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone." (John 8:7) As the daughter of a Deacon, I have been raised in the church. Recently, our church voted in our monthly Business Meeting to refrain from giving you money to proceed with your tactics. I am writing this to explain why. I do not recall Christ being aggressive and forceful. Rather than standing and offering kind words and striking up conversation to convey your point, you are standing guard and posting pictures as a sort of threat. And no matter how many times you claim it is not indeed a threat, everyone knows otherwise. You have incriminated yourself in the line regarding that friends and family will "find you out". Every time someone tells me how they cannot stand Christians, I look at people who do what you are doing. "You catch more flies with honey than vinegar." I highly suggest that you live that phrase, because it is the truest phrase I know. Personally, I am not Catholic. I do not believe in "degrees of sin". So every time you think a cruel or degrading thought about a person who walks into that store, you are just as bad as the person walking in. Every time you tell a "little white lie", you are exactly the same in God's eyes as the people walking in. Keep that in mind. (The writer provided two links that we edited out for protection of readers from possible virus infection -"73% of sexual assault victims know their assailant" I'm pretty sure statistics are fabricated. This uses government sources. And if your statistics are "correct", please cite your resources in an easily viewed place. Matthew 23: 1-12 Romans 10: 1-13 Matthew 7: 1-5 (Our Uniontown Protest does not receive funds from any church or organization so whoever you say you are making donations, it’s not to us. We do not, and will not openly solicit funds from any organization or the readers on this website. Our protest is funded primarily by the protesters themselves. On occasion, some people have made donations, totally unsolicited, who are inspired by the protest. . . . . We believe in love to all people, even those who work in and visit the Lion’s Den, just as God loves them. Even so God cannot condone their sin. Ephesians 5:11 – “Take no part and have no fellowship with the fruitless deeds and enterprises of darkness, but instead expose, reprove and convict them.” That’s exactly what we do here. Condoning sin by being passive is not an act of love. We can’t simply be passive and do little or nothing as these thousands of lost souls come into our midst in Uniontown. As Christians, we must “put on the full armor of Christ” (Ephesians 6:11-13) and take a stand. Christ at times was very assertive when it came to condemning sin, including forcibly throwing the moneychangers out of the
Atheists, Hitler and other stuff. . . . .
I was reading about the atheist saying he didn't protest and all that jazz. And you said something about persecuting Christians in Nazi Germany. For your personal information, Adolf Hitler was a percentage Jewish, and raised Catholic. Don't even try to dispute it, I took 3 years of German History. Many of his soldiers were practicing Christians, brainwashed into thinking the Jews were the root of the problem. I know you've probably been out of school for a long time, but maybe you should go to a professor and ask? (Don’t need to. We have more knowledge than you judge of us. What you stated is basically correct. Hitler was technically Catholic as were many of his Nazi Party thugs. Hitler ordered his staff and Nazi Party members to continue to contribute to either the Catholic Church or the
Reader takes issue with everything on this websiteI take issue with everything about this website and the situation surrounding it (I found this article (link omitted to prevent potential virus to readers) to be especially illuminating. In particular, though, I'd like to draw your attention to this block of text, which you have posted on your "Porn Store Employees" page: "A recent survey shows 85 percent of rapes and molestation are reenactments of a porn video/DVD. This means every time someone buys a smut video/DVD there is an 85 percent chance that sale will eventually result in a rape or molestation of a child." The first statement, which could really use some kind of citation (how were data supporting this statistic gathered? how was causation, rather than simply correlation, shown?), by the way, does not imply the second in any way. You might be able to approximate the probability of a porn purchase leading to sexual molestation or assault if you divided the number of porn-motivated molestations/assaults by the total number of porn purchases in an area, but given the variety of venues besides porn shops (the Internet, cable TV, etc.) for obtaining pornography, it doesn't seem likely that that number would be anywhere close to accurate either, but it might be closer to the right order of magnitude. Do you understand this and not care that it's blatantly inaccurate , or are you confused? I found about this site when I stopped by the Lion's Den and talked to the person sitting at your shack outside after making a purchase about why I thought this was a ridiculous, unproductive, and offensive endeavor. We had a good conversation, but something tells me I didn't make much of a dent. Also, why is the message text area on the "Contact Us" page so tiny? You could fix it by changing like one line of code, and it makes it kind of awkward to write anything substantial; if you really welcome comprehensive, rational discourse regarding your site and views, it might be a good idea to make it a little bigger. (The data is gathered from rape victims across the
Christians are the worst people on earth . . . .I would like to that you for showing everyone that christians are the worst people on earth. for the mere fact of all the judgement on this site, lets go back. he who has not sinned cast the first stone. also I would like to that you for providing me with elicit pictures to masterbate with, I hope I see more and more. (We do not judge anybody. All we do is post pictures and place an appropriate scripture based on the activity occurring at the time. The only judging here is when you judged “Christians are the worst people on earth.” . . . . We suggest you see a doctor or psychologist about your personal gratification thing you have going on. It’s not emotionally, spiritually or sexually healthy. You quoted the Bible to us so we will respond likewise. We refer you to Ecclesiastes 7:5).
There are better ways to do this. . . . . .hello hello hello my friends. I resently went to the lions den with my girlfriend and i never went in. the whole time i was sitting in my car i noticed that one of your guys was taking pictures of me. Now as far as im conserned that is invastion of privacy. Upon seeing this i decided to go and take my own pictures of the guy. After taking four or five pictues the gentelman asked me what i was going to do with the pictures,and i said i was going to put him on the internet for everyone to see. He then insulted me several time suggesting that i was going to masturbate to the pictures and asking me if that is how i satisfied my woman. He then later told me that he himself gos into porn shops every now and then but he dose not want one in his back yard.I found this to be very hipocritical, Because nomatter where a porn shop is it is always going to be in someones back yard. The fact of the matter is that if one owns a computer then the porn shop is much closer than ones back yard, it is in ones house. It is one thing to stand up for a cause. But it is a tottaly different thing to make someone elses buisness public. I consider it to be a violation to mine and other fellow americans rights. I looked on this web site for my picture and its not here and i am extremely dissapointed. I was looking at the other pictues of the customers you have taken pictures of and you say that the porn shop is in a family town. i found this to be totally incorrect because the porn store is a little bit out of town with only a gas station across the street. It is right off the interstate in the middle of nowhere with a big fence nearly blocking the whole store from the view of everybody.If the stores contents were illegal in the state of indiana it would not be there. Im sure that the people of
Reader says some people need help and God wants adult stores
Did it ever occur to you people that some women and some men are not able to achieve orgasm with their husband or wife without the help of toys or visual stimulus. This is 2009 God forgives all transgressions as long as you ask for forgiveness. I am not condoning the behavior of some of the customers on your pictures link, however, you guys being ther makes people want to come out and make a statement. God created man. God created woman. God created sex. If He (God) did not want this around He (God) would take care of it. Go rally at an abortion clinic where you would perhaps mak a difference between life and death. It is much more important than what people buy to sexually gratify themselves or others. (A few months back we posted letters from several people who became seriously ill, one almost died, from using sex toys bought at adult businesses. According to these readers and sex therapy professionals, it is unsafe, potentially dangerous, to use sex toys bought at run of the mill places such as adult stores. Much of it is junk made in
Reader responds back
I wrote to you before about needing marital aid and you titled my opinion as Reader says some people need help and that God wants adult stores. I would suggest that you look at what I wrote before you go accusing me of saying God wants adult stores. Not once in that letter did I say that God wants adult stores. I dont even live in
Christian mother wants to stop by but concerned for her children
I am a Christian mother that recently moved into the area and drive by every time I go to town. My husband drives by every day on his way to work. I appreciate all you are doing. At first, I wasn't sure I agreed w/ the photos being taken, because I thought you were judging, but I see you are only posting pictures. I am interested in the publication you are giving out. However, I am afraid to stop. I always have children in the car w/ me and I am afraid someone will say profanities to the protestors or expose themselves. Please pray for my sister's husband. They are divorcing and he told her to move out. I went over to his house to help her go through some things and he had a porn DVD in the player that their 4 yr. old daughter found when she was putting a DVD in to watch. What is she accidentally hit play? My kids and my niece would have seen this smut that is causing a marriage to fall apart! (We understand your concern. The unsocial, lewd and dangerous behavior of Lion’s Den customers is a constant to the Uniontown residents and families. Perhaps you can drop by sometime without your children in the car. We hope so. We would love to meet you. . . . . . .The protesters will certainly pray for your sister. We hold prayer meetings every Monday. Believe it our not, we have had married couples come here to our protest site for protesters to pray for their troubled marriages. They all are doing well now. Your story is sad proof how porn destroys marriages. We pray you and your sister hold together and don’t give up on the marriage just yet. God has and continues to change the hearts of people lost in sin. If you can, please come here for prayer).
Reader says no proof Lion's Den causing lewd behaviorok dont you all see that those pics u post on here of people are not even at the alleged "horrid" Lions Den, but are at gas stations how u gonna say thats proof that its the lions dens fault if they werent even there? did u ever think that its all for show towards you and your cameras? havent u ever watched the news or sports where they show live footage and u see the idiots in the background doing stupid stuff? well did u ever think that maybe there doing it because of the attention or something like that? You dont have real proof that the lions den is the cause of people doin stupid stuff in public.. im sorry but i just dont agree (About 70 percent of the lewd, illegal, dangerous behavior is on Lion’s Den property. If you look at the background of the pics we post you can easily see that. The remaining sex acts are either directly in front of the Lion’s Den or immediately across the street. Almost all of it is directed at the residents protesting, but occasionally these Lion’s Den customers also bully residents, including women and children, just passing by at the wrong time. Once you are out of the immediate vicinity of the Lion’s Den, about 1,000 feet, there are no reports of lewd and dangerous behavior. . . . . .All the TV sports footage we’ve seen occasionally will show people acting up kind of goofy, but so far none have shown genitals, sex parts, obscene gestures, shout obscenities, and commit acts of violence on people including women and children. . . . . .Since the Lion’s Den opened in 2005 we have recorded thousands of such illegal incidents. Before the Lion’s Den opened there were none, according to the residents living there. We have also twice stopped pimps setting up prostitution on Lion’s Den parking lot and on numerous occasions stopped drug activity by employees and customers on Lion’s Den property. According to police reports from across the country, that’s typical activity at every sex business).
You used to be rude, but now you are full of . . . . .
I emailed you perhaps a year ago about the various rude and derogatory comments posted on your site under pictures on the gotcha page. Immediately following my first email, you changed all of these comments to scripture without even posting my email on the opinion page. You know that you were wrong and yet you won't admit to it. I personally think this is bull. You now say that you are not judging people, yet you will not own up to having judged in the past. If you were truly rooted in Christian values, you would never have posted such derogatory and hateful comments, and even afterward you would have admitted your mistake and admitted to having judged people. You're full of s _ _ _. (We received many e-mails about our comments and posted a significant assortment of them. We can’t possibly post all the e-mails we receive. . . . To better explain, we posted what we refer to as “satirical” comments as a defensive measure for protection of the residents protesting. Many porn customers are bullies and what you cannot experience on our webpage is the outrageous vulgar language and serious threats porn customers inflict on residents every day. Basic Human Behavior 101 clearly calls a bully must be confronted back or he will get worse and actually act out his violent threats if we don’t back away. We were not about to back away. Many Lion’s Den customers reacted to our remaining there by becoming violent and attacked residents including women and children. After we posted our satirical comments on these customers, the violence dramatically decreased. During that time, the protesters were also witnessing to the customers with amazing success. Hundreds were coming to the Lord. We were giving out Bibles by the score. It was decided to make changes on our website to better reflect the changing results of our protest. We researched for many weeks with advice from a seminary professor, a pastor and two Bible school graduates. This does not mean your letter didn’t have impact. We do take in consideration all people God creates. One of the great things about being Christian is we serve a risen Savior and we constantly seek ways to reach more people in His name. Christians always seek to grow spiritually and our website is living proof. We thank you for your input a year ago and we thank you now).
I can't figure it out. Porn addicts come to Uniontown and shout a torrid of outragious, obscene crap to the residents. They could care less if children are around. But if you say anything back, their feelings get hurt. Porn addicts are wimpy
I miss your trash talk on the porn customers. They cracked me up and was a major reason I watched this sight. You still are pretty good with your scripture retorts. Some of them crack me up too, but its a lot of work to keep looking them up.
You know what I think is crazy? Porn addicts keep writing in to tell you guys how to be Christians. How does porn make them experts on proper Christian behavior? (It doesn't. What porn customers want is for Christians to act passive so they can go about their illegal, dangerous activities. Ephesians 5:11 tells Christians how to act when faced with this evil).
---------------------------------------------------------------------Gay male moving to Uniontown has a question
I am a gay male, moving to the uniontown area...came across this website, and thought it was great, but I can't figure out why it says Gay Couple, and uses the word gay 3 times under these guys pictures...I just hope that wasnt trying to criticize them by saying Gay. Hopefully not, because thats cleary not something to attack at. (It was twice, not three times we used the work “gay.” But to better answer your question, the pictures of the homosexual couple was at one time in three separate areas of our GOTCHA page and many thought this couple came to the Lion’s Den several times performing their act over and over. We then combined the pics together in one section to better clarify and the typeset came along with it. . . . . The reason we posted the sex acts of this couple was to object they did these sex acts in public in a residential area with children present, not because they were homosexual. Some months back we did the same with a heterosexual couple performing sex acts in public. Uniontown is a zoned residential area and performing sex acts in public is not only unsocial, it is illegal and potentially harmful to children. In fact, performing sex acts if children are in the vicinity can bring child molestation charges against the performers).
Objects to "nudity" on our website
The nudity on your website is repulsive. Most children have access to the internet and can see these nude pictures you most, SHAME ON YOU. (We cover all nudity on our website with blue bars. But if you are still repulsed, we wonder why you are not repulsed by the Lion’s Den customers who perform these lewd acts in public in a zoned residential neighborhood where children are present. These lewd acts go on every day, 24/7 - 365 days a year. We post a censored version of what children in Uniontown experience uncensored every day caused by an adult business illegally located in a residential neighborhood. That dear, is the real repulsive act).
We don't protest your church . . . . . .
I’m an atheist but I don’tt stand outside YOUR church taking pictures. Why do you invade my privacy where I choose to go? You have no cause to take away my rights. There are so many good things you so called Christians should be doing. Get a life and quit judging people. YOU are the pervets spying on other people. (Well, eh, you must not read much. Atheists and other groups have staged major protests outside numerous churches in recent years. They take pictures, display lewd banners, and engage in unsocial behavior. In three cases in the past 2 years, people have come in the church building and shot people. A few years ago, anti Christians burned down several small churches over a three week period. You are probably too young, but churches throughout the south were attacked and bombed during the 1950’s and 1960’s. There is a long history of persecution of Christian churches throughout history including Nazi
Funny fundamentalistsThank you so much for your satirical look at fundamentalists. It really made my day! (You’re welcome. That’s us. We’re just a fun frolicking fraternity of funny fundamentalists. We believe satire is the fundamental foundation of humor.) ; )
Reader says protesters are profilingI have a problem with your "profiling." What you are doing and saying, that because individuals visit a porn store that they "are a danger to society" is no different than a police officer pulling over a black man because he looks "suspicious." You don't know anymore about the people entering this store than the man in the moon. It's my belief that you should all be sued for defemation of character with your slanderous remarks about these customers. Narrow minded people like you who cause problems because people do not see things through your eyes are sad sad people. Do you also protest no God in schools? That would perhaps be a better cause, no? I'm sure you have a few stories of the good you have done during your post at the Lions Den, however if you throw enough punches one is bound to land. I'm sure there are some type of zoning laws in your town and if so someone thought it was ok for the Lions Den to be in it's current location. You say you don't judge people, however you do. You consider them "sinners" and rapists and/or child molestors because they visit this store. Sounds judgemental to me. I know nothing I'm saying will change your convaluted dilusional opinion of what your doing, but remember what goes around comes around and one day every single one of you will get yours in some form or fashion. It may not be today or next year even but when it does you just recollect the things you've done, said and posted on this so-called "heroic" sight you have going here. (Profiling? We don’t profile. We post people of every race, creed, color and gender on this website. We don’t judge the Lion’s Den customers either. Nowhere on this website do we call the Lion’s Den customers molester, rapist, pervert, look suspicious, etc. We simply take a picture and place an appropriate Scripture under it based on the customer’s particular behavior at the moment. This makes the Lion’s Den customers living witnesses to the accuracy of God’s Word . . . .There are zoning laws here and the Lion’s Den is in violation of at least three of them. The law is not enforced due to a corrupt local government. Part of what the protesters are doing here is exposing corrupt county officials and corrupt law enforcement, while the customers continue to prove every day they are a danger in a residential neighborhood by their obvious lewd and violent behavior. We just don’t say an adult store is dangerous. Lion’s Den customers provide visual proof here every day. We simply widen their audience at no additional charge . . . And yes, we do have stories of good we have done here. In fact we can number them in the thousands. Perhaps when you finish judging us you may someday succeed and do something good in life too. It’s a good feeling. Perhaps someday you will discover it too).
Reader says protesters anti sex
seriously why are u protesting? the pics of people exposing themselves are only because
How come you don't post pictures of the protesters?
I notice your pictures and license plates are not on here. If your so proud why don't we know who you are??? (If you look on our GOTCHA page you will often see people taking pictures of the protesters. If you do a Google search Uniontown Protest you will find pictures they post plus some very nasty comments about us on their pro porn websites. Take note they don’t post pictures of themselves or their license plates on their websites. We presume you are OK with that).
Reader says the protesters are the real problem"Lion's Den customers refuse to let us, our families and children live normal peaceful lives here by their lewd, illegal and often violent behavior." This statement proves to me that you are all delusional. The Lion's Den customers are not knocking on your door bothering you in any way-they are reacting to the situation YOU put them in. If you weren't in the parking lot, you would never even see these people. If your so offended by them stay away!!!! YOU ARE THE PROBLEM! I am an atheist-what if I believed your organized religion was harmful to my neighborhood? What if I said, the porn store customers never caused us any problems until these nut-jobs showed up and harassed them. So I went to your church, took pics of you and your family, yelled at you forcing my own personal options on you, then exposed you and your loved ones online with pics and license plate numbers, putting all of you at risk. Would you find that acceptable? "In the beginning, man created god." (The protesters are not knocking on anyone’s door. They aren’t even in the parking lot. They are standing off on County Road 1150E, over 150 feet from the entrance door to the Lion’s Den. We do not interfere in any way for any customer from entering or exiting the Lion’s Den. Over 95% of the Lion’s Den customers are not from
Please take my photo offI have read more and more about your website. You have my picture and my license plate posted with a scripture. I was not doing anything vulgar, I was rushing to get into my car. My picture I can deal with.....why my license plate? No one else has a license plate with their photo and they are doing awful things. No one asked why I was there. You have caused me problems with my employer, my children, and my husband of 16 years. What I do with and for my husband is my business. Please take my photo off your site. (We will arrange to take your picture off. You should understand we do not have to do this if we don't want to. It is perfectly legal to publish pictures of people, license plate and any other activity in the public forum. Also, if you take a look on our website you will see from time to time pictures of other people with a license plate in the photo. The reason was simply for framing. You were standing next to a car when the picture was taken. We have no idea if it was your car or a car belonging to someone else. We also keep record of all license plates. Parole officers will often use our plate records to catch parole violators (usually sex offenders). . . . . .We are sorry your visiting the Lion's Den has caused you problems. We thus wonder why you ignored the eight signs expressly telling you and everyone who visits here exactly what we are doing. . . . . We never said you were doing anything wrong. We do not judge. Apparently others may have judged you. They are wrong to do so . . . .Look at other pictures on this website and consider if you would want the daily lewd, illegal, dangerous, even violent activity next to you and your children 24/7 for 365 days a year? We have twice stopped pimps setting up hookers here. On many occasions we stopped drug trafficking and drug use here. We have stopped real child molesters living hundreds of miles away accosting children here. Would you want that next to you and your children? If you would not want this dangerous activity next to you, don't blame us for taking measures to protect our families and children in Uniontown. Dangerous behavior is a daily occurrence here. The Lion's Den (or any adult business) can be a very dangerous place. . . . . We agree what you and your husband do is your personal business. We hope you agree protecting our families and children living next to an adult store is our business. Since there is no police here, we discovered taking pictures is the only effective means to curb the dangerous behavior we see here every day. If the Lion's Den was next to you, our guess you would want some vigorous activity to protect you and your children from the obvious daily dangerous behavior. You are fortunate the Lion's Den is not next door to you and your family. Unfortunately, it's around ours and our families and children must face this dangerous behavior every day. We hope you now understand).
I pass you everyday. . .
You KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. I pass you everyday on my way to work. GO UNIONTOWN
Are protesters at fault for Lion's Den customers illegal behavior?
I read all the time where porn people blame their lewd behavior on the protesters. How is it they figure if you take pictures they suddenly have the right to perform public acts of nudity? That’s about the lamest excuse I can imagine. (Porn addiction is like any other addiction. People addicted to alcohol, drugs and porn will engage in unsocial, often illegal and even dangerous behavior. They are not in control of themselves. The people you see performing unsocial, lewd, illegal and dangerous behavior are too morally and physically weak by their addiction to control their behavior. Of course when many see themselves they realize it’s wrong, even illegal. Some of them may be basically decent people but their addiction brings a danger to anyone in their midst, be it stranger, family or relative. They are too morally and physically weak to take responsibility for their own behavior, so they have to blame someone else. We are the only ones interacting with them so they try to blame us. They are saying, “The camera made me do it!” You are correct that is a very lame excuse. This gives you a clue how out of control their lives really are when these addicted people blame a person with a camera for their lewd, illegal and dangerous behavior. We are not angry at them. These people need spiritual and sometimes psychological help).
Often a sex offender will blame his victim. She "teased" him by wearing too short a dress or not buttoning her blouse all the way up. She flirted with him for the fun of it and then turned him away when he responded to her. She deserved his sex assault. He watches porn and believes all females secretly want sex while verbally denying it. If perverts blame the camera, and if the camera was not present, they would just blame someone else including the victim for their out of control behavior. They are spiritually, physically and sexually weak people. Porn makes them dangerous.
Reader believes customers 98% less likely to do lewd acts if we didn't take pics
Ok, look. If people going into the Lions Den did not feel that they were being harassed and judged-all while some self-righteous jerks took there picture and planed to post it online for everyone to see, they would be probably 98% less likely to just randomly whip out there penis. I mean really people, come on. I sent you my opinion and your responded by never directly answering any of my questions. That seems to be pretty much your standard. I just really feel there are so many other things you could be doing to make this world a better place! Do you people have jobs? Do you contribute to your community other than setting up shop at a porn store all day and harassing people? There are serious injustices going on every day in this world, and this is what you choose to do. I really think you should re-evaluate your place in this world. We need less people like you around. Sorry, but I happen to think you are the problem. (Well, we think we answer everybody directly, but let us try again with you and we will do it in order so you won’t get confused. . . . . All adults are legally responsible for their personal behavior. The fact residents are legally protesting and take pictures does not give a right to any adult to perform lewd, illegal and dangerous acts in a residential community. The camera is not the blame for their behavior. In fact other communities show the lewd and dangerous behavior by sex store customers is far worse when police or residents do not keep a close watch on the sex business. This includes drugs, prostitution and real sex acts in public. Undercover pictures in nearby
----No the reason why these people on the gotcha page act like this, is becouse u gotta be takin pics of them and putin them on your freggin web sight, leave them alone. Thanks. (Actually, the fact we openly take pictures, and openly notify customers of all our activity with 8 large signs, has severely curtailed lewd, illegal and violent activity. Just 30 miles south in Clarksville IN, the illegal and dangerous activity is 100 times what we have in Uniontown, including open sex acts, glory holes, prostitution and drug activity. Much of this has been discovered by undercover work by former FBI agent and made public by a local TV station. Same is true in
Former Lion's Den employee speaks outI worked in adult businesses for many years for several different companies. The Lion’s Den seemed like a good company to work for so I left my job at another adult business to work for the Lion’s Den. After about a year, they cut my pay. I ended up making less than the place I left. I quit the Lion’s Den after I got a job at another adult business. within a year they did the same too. I went to another adult store and they cheated me too. They all cheat. They all lie. I’m no longer working for an adult business and I now have a good job. Today I work for a devout Christian. He is the first employer I ever worked for that treats employees with respect. I started out working for him at less money but now I’m making much more than I ever did at the Lion’s Den. There is a definite difference between Christian owned businesses and the adult business world. (We have noticed a growing number of former adult store employees leaving the adult business world complaining of cheating by their employers. It's an open sign of the growing financial distress in the adult business world. For example in Louisville KY, nearly 80 adult businesses have closed in recent years and NO new adult businesses have opened. Many of the adult businesses remaining open show a decline in appearance, employees. and profit. The corporate Lion's Den in Columbus, Ohio is no doubt facing the same financial stresses as all the other adult businesses today. Uniontown Lion's Den is physical proof).
Lion's Den in financial trouble?
I’ve heard that the Lion’s Den is in serious financial trouble. Do you have any information on this? (We don’t have any particulars to prove it, but we have been told by a Lion's Den employee of some refinancing arrangements by the Lion's Den. That’s not usually a sign of financial security. The Lion’s Den admits our protest has brought a serious financial cost to them. We obtained this information from a court filing by the Lion’s Den in Jackson County. Adult business stores nationwide are in growing financial trouble. Adult stores are closing by the hundreds nationwide each month and very few are opening. There are several reasons. Constitutional law has caught up with them and adult business can’t bully their way around local communities like they used to do. They actually have to obey the law. Most sex businesses cannot obey local laws and operate with a profit. More citizens groups, like us, are successfully protesting and forcing local governments to make sex businesses obey local laws. The internet has also seriously cut into adult store businesses. The economic downturn has also hurt them. About two months ago, national media broadcast major porn businesses unsuccessfully tried to apply for stimulus/bailout funds. The future of adult bookstores looks very dim).
Read article in AFA - Indiana newsletterI read the article in AFAIN. Thank you for your courage and perseverance! May God continue to bless you as you minister for Him. (Thank you. You will find many more comments and letters about the AFAIN article further down this page).
Reader says we should respect Constitutional rights of everyoneWe live in a great country under a great constitution. While I am not a Lion's Den customer, I do believe that you should respect the constitutional rights of all Americans. (We absolutely respect the Constitutional rights of all Americans. The Lion’s Den is the one in violation of the constitution. They are operating illegally against a constitutionally correct ordinance that says sex businesses must operate outside of residential neighborhoods since their customer base presents a significant danger to residents and children. You can see the proof of that in the pictures posted on our website.
Wife discovers husband and mistress on our websiteA neighbor of mine told me to check out your website. Last April you posted a picture of a man and woman at the Lion’s Den in your town. That man was my husband. I don’t know who the h _ _ _ the woman was. I brought this up to my husband and he denied everything. I showed him a printed copy of your website. He finally had to admit he was there and the woman with him he was having an affair. I investigated more and found more porn in his car, in the garage and on his business computer. I had no idea this was going on. I discovered many more things about him that are very sick. I booted him out. He’s crying and begging to come back. FAT CHANCE! Thank you for your website. My life would have become a disaster if I had stayed with the bum. (This is a sad story. Unfortunately it’s not the first one like this we received. This shows just one of many ways how porn destroys marriages).
Sister of Lion's Den employee asks for prayer
I am the younger sister of one of the employees of the Lion's Den. I fear for my sister's soul and ask for you please to pray for her. Thank you and god bless you and your mission. (This employee has a wonderful sister. Please keep the faith. You now have dozens of prayer partners joining you. Several employees of the Lion’s Den have left over the time we’ve been here to live a renewed happy life in Jesus. We realize the Lion’s Den employees believe we are their enemies, but they are very wrong. The protesters pray for the employees. We pray for their souls We pray they get better jobs, have a happy, moral life and discover there is a way from their dispare. For those employees who seek it out, God answers prayer and we have testimonies from former Lion’s Den employees to prove it. We call for some of them to write in with testimonies).
Former Lion's Den employees respond to above letter
I’m a former employee of the Lion’s Den in Uniontown. I didn’t work there very long. I thought the protesters were crazy. I soon discovered some of the workers were even more crazy. The company didn’t live up to anything they told me. They cheated me time and again. After a few months, I quit. It was hard to get another job. I soon learned not to put The Lion’s Den as part of my work history on job applications. I got a job soon after that. Good luck. I hope you close the SOB down.----
I am a former Lion’s Den employee. I was a Christian when I worked there but admit I had backslid and talked myself to believing that there was no evil in porn. I discovered over time how wrong I was. Everything they do there is a big lie and realize now some of it is dangerous. Some of the protesters witnessed to me and said they were praying for me. I got another job as soon as I could and quit. I’m sorry for my past sins there and God has forgiven me. I’m in a church now and have a good life. I’m much happier today than I ever was working at the Lion’s Den. Thank you and good luck. I will pray for the big sister. She deserves better than what she gets at the Lion’s Den.
I hope you remember me. My name is _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _. I am a former employee of the Lion’s Den. For me it was just a job. I didn’t see anything wrong with it. I thought you people were religious fanatics and nut cases. One of your group would talk to me over the fence late at night. I tried to ignore him and sometimes confronted him. He seemed to enjoy taking my picture and putting it up on the website. One day I ran into him at a store in Crothersville. He wasn’t this crazy guy at all. He was kind and respectful. He said he and others were praying for me and they were ready to help. No one at the Lion’s Den ever treated me with the respect he did. No one there even really cared. The company was awful to us. I went home and cried most of the night. About a week later I saw him again across the fence. This time I saw him in a totally different light. God had opened my eyes! I had been so blind. I quit the Lion’s Den and went out on faith. He and the other protesters joined in prayer with me. We corresponded by e-mail and a couple of weeks later I got a good job. Everything in my life has changed. I am a thousand times happier now than I ever was at the Lion’s Den. Thank you and God Bless you. I hope you close them down. I’ve moved and have even a better job in
--------------I am a former employee of a Lion’s Den in
Canadian atheist has some opinions
Dear Losers! I am visiting
Per request I checked regarding the reader who said there were no protesters at the 11:15 AM on June 18. We checked and confirmed protesters were on site. We have time date pictures in that time frame and a security camera also confirms this. One more follow up - It is not an invasion of privacy to take pictures of people or any activity in the public forum. There is no right to privacy in the public and every person has their pictures taken dozens, even hundreds, of times a day going about their normal activity in public. The only exceptions are bathrooms and dressing rooms. The reader might like to know The Lion's Den has a state of the art camera watching over the protesters standing on the county road 24/7. They have a legal right to do this. Unfortunatley they also photograph all their customers too and many don't like it.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Reader brings more proof protesting adult stores worksI helped organize pickets in
Uniontown protest makes AFA news
Just read about you in the AFAIN newsletter. You are an encouragement and inspiration to us all. Most impressive is how this situation has allowed the lost an opportunity to become saved. Jesus stands with you. Keep up the good work. (Editor’s note: AFAIN newsletter is a publication of the American Family Association – Indiana. The publication is sent to members all over the state. AFA
I read about you in AFAIN. I pray God's favor, grace, blessing & anointing on you.
Read your story in the AFA newsletter today. We want you to know your protest is an inspiration to all people working to protect families. Your fortitude is awesome! I don't need to ask God to bless you. From what I see, He already has and will continue to bless you all your days.
Pulled up your website after reading your story in the AFAIN newsletter. I had always heard it was dangerous around adult stores. You prove it.
(Actually, we don't prove the danger around adult stores. The Lion's Den customers prove it every day. That's part of the irony of our website. People don't have to believe what we say about the danger. Porn customers prove it themselves here every day. Kind of hard to argue against your own lewd or dangerous behavior in front of residents in a public place and a picture to prove it).
WOW! Great story in Family Voice (AFA Indiana Newsletter).I didn't know it was legal for you to take pictures and post them on the internet. I checked it out and sure enough, what you are doing is legal! I hope this catches on across the country. Is there anything we can do to help? (God has always provided for us. We never ask for money from readers or visitors. Some visitors insist on donating and it is gratefully accepted. There are several Important things you can do to help. First, pray for our victory, even though God has already guaranteed it. God inhabits the prayers of His people. (2 Visit us personally if possible. We are available 24/7. Personal visits from supporters are a valuable motivation for us. (3 Visit our website regularly if unable to travel to Uniontown. (4 Send support to AFA Indiana. They are very effective and all the Uniontown Protesters are grateful to this organization. We would not be protesting here today without AFA Indiana legal help preventing a corrupt county government trying to remove the protesers last April. AFA - Indiana is helping us take back our community).
I love how you havent updated this entire page in over 6 months. congratulations! Failure.... get over it, doesn;t hurt anyone. (You must be seriously confused. We update almost every day. Your e-mail being proof. If you don't believe the danger of an adult business illegally located in a family/residential community, look over our pictures on the GOTCHA page and HARD CORE CUSTOMERS page).
I want my picture posted!
You told my husband and I you would post our picture on here if we went into the SEX STORE...well, you haven't and I would LOVE for you to post it on here. The girl in the orange dress and the guy in the blue jersey. Go ahead. (OK. Thanks. We posted you on GOTCHA page. Enjoy!)Readers say we make Lion's Den customers look like idiots
Ok, to start off with, you say you don't judge people yet you post pictures of people which causes other people to judge them. To me, thats just as wrong as you doing the judging. Secondly, why do you assume eveyone that goes into the "smut shop" buys porn. Did you ever think that maybe a married couple went in there to help out their marriage? Sometimes the reason people get divorced is because things get "boring" in the bedroom. Finally, I read a part on one of your comments that you said that you only post the pictures that fuel your cause. To me that says that you have tons of pictures of people not acting stupid, but you post the bad ones so people will think everyone who buys porn is an idiot. (You are correct when you say we don’t judge people. However, how others judge people is their own decision and we can’t have control over that. We do not call any customers molesters, rapists, whore, etc. We do not guide any person’s decision making. Only the Lion’s Den customers showing their genitals, butts, spewing obscenities, performing sex acts in public, attacking residents and children can spur whatever judgment people will make on them. All we do is take a picture of their very public acts in our residential neighborhood and post it for others to see it too. Since they make their illegal acts public to our residents and children, they should not have any objection if we widen their audience on our website. . . . . You are also correct that the majority of customers do not act up and if you look on our GOTCHA page you will see some of those too. Unfortunately, you miss the big point. The issue we keep bringing up is a significant percentage of Lion’s Den customers do lewd, illegal, dangerous, and violent acts. Uniontown is a residential community with only 50 people including children and no police force to protect them. Our purpose here is to point that out. A significant percentage of Lion’s Den customers give us plenty of material every day. Those few customers who want to buy a little something to spice up their married life can easily find plenty of places at malls, department stores, specialty stores plus the internet to buy the very same products. The problem is when they come to a real XXX smut store to purchase anything, they help the Lion’s Den keep their lights on for the dangerous customers who come here every day and put our families and children in real danger. The proof is in the pictures and that’s why we post them. . . . .Finally, it was you who said the Lion’s Den customers look like idiots. You apparently have made a judgment on them. Not us. We don’t judge).
----Ok, I've read so many of the comments for the pron store and your rebutle on it and it seems to me you people are trying to make the people who go there look bad. I guarentee that if there was people standing outside of walmart taking pictures of everyone who went in, you would get stuff just as bad as you get there. Your argument on that is pointless. And secondly, don't try and make it sound good that your kids come visit you on a county road and all that crap. Its in front of a porn store. If its so important that you see your child, go to them. Think about it. Your just giving people an argument against your intelligence. And just cause people said kids shouldnt be around doesnt mean the kids were in danger, they just don't want a little child seeing the stuff. Theres a differenc in them being in direct danger or just simply parents not wanting there kids to know about this stuff too early. Thank you. METAL!!!!!! (Well, Wal-Mart takes pictures of their customers in and out of their stores 24 hours a day. So far no body parts are seen on their cameras. TV and newspapers take pictures in public all day too. Look at major league baseball, football, basketball. TV and newspapers take pictures of fans all the time and broadcast them or publish them. This has been going on before we were born. So far, no fan has dropped pants and showed butt or genitals to the audience. Same is true for other public places such as theme parks, businesses, government buildings, etc. The only places where lewd illegal behavior is a regular problem are sex businesses. We prove it again on our website. . . .As far as danger to children, the proof is in the pictures we post and other real live action evidence we have on file. We have a number of instances where children here have been assaulted or attempt assaulted by Lion’s Den customers. Overwhelming proof of danger to residents is present around sex businesses in other communities over the past 40 years. Residents, especially children have a reasonable right to safety in front of any business in their residential neighborhood. Federal courts recognize this danger. This is why federal law compels residential communities to zone sex businesses away from residential. This Lion’s Den in Uniontown refuses to obey the federal law. The local government is too corrupt to enforce it even though it’s zoning ordinance has been upheld in federal courts).
A reader responds
I want to say something to the guy who complained that you don’t post pictures of the Lion’s Den customers who do not act up. Why should you? TV stations don’t broadcast all the good things people do, they focus on crooks and murders. Same is true of newspapers. If that reader wants to show all the worthwhile things porn customers do while shopping for porn, let him start his own website. Problem is he won’t find much to post. I have yet to see anything worthwhile these porn customers do.--------------------------------------------------------------------
Who are we to judge people?
who are you to judge people...only god can judge those people so why dont you leave it to christ! (Ok, look again on our GOTCHA page. We do not judge anyone. We do not call anyone pervert, molester, rapist, etc. We only observe, take a picture and post a Scripture based on that person’s activity at the moment. And by the way, as a Christian we should not just “leave it to Christ.” All Christians are called to preach Christ and spread the good news to all the world. We have done that to thousands of porn customers here and hundreds have accepted Christ right here in front of the porn store. We’ve given away over 1,000 Bibles to (now former) porn customers. If you are a Christian, we call for you to quit being lazy and “leaving it to Christ” and answer your call to preach Christ to all you can reach. You can join us in Uniontown if you like. We have a great ministry here).
If you don't have police - go get some police.
my only issue is if you have so many problems because you dont have a police force out there to inforce laws such as public indiciency and such why dont you make a petition to whom ever you would need to talk to about having a small police force and office put in the town? it is a bit annoying when one can't go there without the annoyance of having people stare at you like your doing something wrong to begin with, personally to each there own fate if im destined to go to hell for looking so be it. im not pro or con really i enjoy it it gives me something to do if i am bored and dine to embarice a friend but at the same time i understand if they are to close within "ordinace" of this rural spot, granted its not something you would want children to see bout how many times a day do you think your children are exposed to such sexual acts and/or inuendos? i dont remember exactly when but there was a case were 2 students were having "intercourse" in their middle school class room under the teachers nose. whether you wish to see it or not society in general is falling and there realy isnt much you can do about it, yes you can work in your own little corner of the world and try to keep it clean but its like trying to burn something but save just one little spot in the middle, its surrounded and doesnt stand much of a chance of lasting. im not saying give up if you wish to put your all into a seeminglessly losing battle the more to you, but if you think about it if you owned a building and had it down would you wanna pay the outrageous price of having it moved just to be rebuilt somewhere else? - (To qualify for a police station in a township in
Reader says we have warped sense of reality
Hmmm...Where do I begin??? I have been keeping up with this site for 2 years now, figured you guys would have given up your ridiculous "cause" by now. You say you don't judge, you only observe. What a joke. Are your personal lives so wonderful and in order that you have to find other ways to occupy your time? Don't you have anything better to do? PEOPLE HAVE SEX!! AND THEY LIKE IT!! AND THEY LIKE TO LOOK AT IT!!! AND SOMETIMES, THEY LIKE TO BUY LUBE! WHY DO YOU CARE??? I am not offended by your actions, I am saddened. You people have a warped sense of reality. Mind your own business, let people live there lives, we let you! We are human beings:) Sex is a part of who we are and each one of us have different opinions on how we go about it. That does not make one person wrong or unclean nor does it make us a SEXUAL PREDATOR. Just because you are not comfortable with your own sexuality does not give you the right to harass innocent people. -And don't even try to make some crap up about how what you do isn't harassment because it is, in every way. In my opinion-your stupid protests only help lions den...I know when I say that, you will pull out some ridiculous "statistic" that shows different. My point is, I never heard of this store but now I really want to go!!! Maybe buy a vibrator while I'm there!! Who knows, Jmaybe I will flash you since you are so offended by the site of the human body What will you do when your judgmentLOk, I won't flash you, I have more class day comes? What if the Lord says to you that your "cause" has caused pain and embarrassment to others? That your actions have hurt people? That your cause actually hurt your community rather than helping it? Because before you brought your cameras and your opinions and forced both on other people, I doubt there were many "lewd acts" in there parking lot. -YOU BRING THE "LEWD ACT" The fact that you ever have children present just completely refutes your entire purpose-why on earth would children EVER be present at your protest? Why would your want them anywhere near the Lions Den? Because you are a hypocrite, that is why. Your "cause" isn't as important as hearing the sound of your own voice. You are NOT HELPING ANYONE. You have the right to have sex however you like it, none of us has any problem with that, so stop worrying about what we do behind closed doors. Focus your energy on actually doing good in this world. (We get this all the time. We do not hate sex. We love sex. Sex is one of the great blessings God gave us. Read the “Song of Solomon” in the Old Testament. It is a poetic and very sexually descriptive narrative of Solomon making wild passionate love to his wife. Also in the Old Testament all men in the army of
What's normal for a smut customer?
I have a question. Why do smut customers keep showing their butts, d _ _ _ _ and t _ _ _ all the time? Is this normal for smut customers? (Normal is not exactly the word we would use. Porn addicts, however, view public lewd behavior around a sex business as something they can do and all those living around it can either deal with it or move. It's done mostly for shock value to scare away residents. It doesn't bother us much anymore. Once you've seen a couple hundred hairy butts and other body parts, all the new ones look the same. We are not shocked. We actually pity them. They apparently believe this is their best feature. We just wish more of them would wash back there first).
Diagraming the Scriptures with help from Webster's dictionaryUnder one of the pictures on your gotcha page you put this passage from the bible 1 Corinthians 5:11 “But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolator, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.” / A railer = one who partakes in unprovoked abusive language, harassment, or slander of another person. / slander = Law: Oral communication or statements injurious to a person's reputation. / Harassment = the act of tormenting by continued persistent attacks or criticism / Hmmmm maybe people in glass houses shouldn't throw rocks. (Well, glad to see you becoming a serious reader of the Bible and also Webster’s Dictionary. But if you look again, we do not throw stones nor judge. We only take pictures and observe. The Scripture reference is based on the particular activity the customer is doing at the time. If you look at the GOTCHA page again you will also see customers taking pictures of us. Some of their pictures of us have been posted on various internet sites. Google “
Men, women, sex and the Bible1 Timothy 2:11 "A woman should learn in quietness and full submission." Are you serious? Do you honestly think that women should sit back and learn from men in submission. Isn't that the kind of thinking that produces rapists to begin with, men who feel superior to women and want to dominate them. Besides it's a proven fact that women are more intellectual than men anyway. The only thing that we have to learn from you is how to avoid getting a job and supporting you family so that you can sit outside a smut shop all day and how to post your own truth on the internet and avoid any questions that might make you and your "followers" look bad. Maybe you should be submissive and sit quietly and learn from a woman. (Hey, if you have a problem with the Scripture, don’t complain to us. We didn’t write it. We only quoted the reference. We suggest you talk to God about it if you object to His Word. On the other hand, we agree with you women are more intelligent than men. As any man will tell you, he will be more likely to listen to the wisdom/advice of a woman if she speaks to him in a civil manner instead of screaming obscenities as you can observe some women do on our pictures. A woman should learn this as part of her relationship with men, It beats screaming obscinities by a long shot. Hence the reason for the Scripture reference 1 Timothy 2:11. Actually the same applies when a man talks to a woman. Read Ephesians 5: 28-33 on the responsibility of a man in relationship to a woman. Each gender plays a vital role in life, one to the other, but no gender is superior. The Scriptures make this very clear).
Protesters offend newlyweds
I am a newly wed and my husband and I recently took a trip to Six Flags in
What if you just want condoms?
What about the people who go here to get condoms to practice safe sex. I am a god fearing christian and use protection. It doesn't mean i am into porn or a prevert. What about these people. Is it fair to judge them as Sodomites. My church teaches me to love - it is Gods job to judge us. Jack (You’re kidding, right? You can get condoms in every drug store, almost all grocery stores, all men’s restrooms in
Help victims of sexual assault, not protest porn store
If you people REALLY cared about the victims of sexual assault and rape, you should be out there helping THOSE people instead of harassing ordinary citizens. You are the disgusting ones. (We care so much for victims of sexual assault, we are out here 365 days a year 24/7 to help prevent sexual assault. Read our link THE UNIONTOWN PROTEST and you will understand much more. You may not believe what we do is effective, but we have absolute proof you are wrong. Now that brings another question: What are you doing to help victims of sexual assault?)-----------
Leave horny, lonely, desperate people alone
i think what you peple are doing is horrible. it's a porn store.... i'm certain it doesn't display graphic images on it's stroe fronts because that would be illegal, so what are you protecting your kids from? the obvious answer is "everything in side the store". so keep your kids out of the store and let these people live there lives. if you want to protect your kids, take an active role in keeping them out of the store, don't harass the customers..... they are just horny, lonely, or desperate people who just want to live there lives.... let them please. (We do not stop a single person from entering, purchasing and exiting the Lion’s Den. We simply observe and take pictures. Now take a look at the Lion’s Den customers on our GOTCHA page and HARD CORE CUSTOMER page. You said it yourself. The Lion's Den customers "are horny, lonely, desperate people." Desperate horny people are potentially dangerous, especially in a residential neighborhood. You can see on this website pictures of desperate, horny people very much want to interfere with our peaceful lives with their lewd behavior in a residential area where children are present, plus many illegal acts, and violence. That's typical behavior by "horny, lonely, desperate people" in every neighborhood in the United States. There is a very real danger by many Lion’s Den customers when they are in our little residential community. The proof is in the pictures).
How many pics do you have?
Just curious, why are there only about 20 or 30 pics on the Gotcha page? You mention having extremely high amounts of pictures of porn customers. Is there a place I could view ALL the porn addicts? (There are currently 72 pictures on our GOTCHA page and dozens more on other pages such as our HARD CORE CUSTOMER page and TRUCKER page. We rotate pictures almost every day. Some customers we keep up longer than others for a variety of reasons. We have a huge archive taken over the years, but we do not post them. They are being used in legal filings. We don’t post more pics because readers would lose interest at a larger amount.A deep dark story of porn addiction
Editors note: We received a letter in April from a Lion's Den customer who felt remorse for his porn addiction and asked for help. We provided it. Here is where the story continues:
I'm sorry it took me so long to respond to you're e-mail. Unfortunately, shortly after I began talking with the folks at warline about getting help, my situation took a turn for the worst and I have been unable to have any internet access. On April 29th, I woke up to a phone call telling me that there were police officers at my door and that they wanted to talk to me. I let them in and they began to question me about weather or not I had a computer in my house and if it had internet access. To make a long story short, I'm being investigated for solicitation of a prostitute due to a very poor choice of words that I used in a craigs list personal add. It was never my intention to actually pay for sex, but I took out an ad in which I used the word whore to refer to the kind of woman I was looking for, not stopping to think that a whore was a prostitute, that prostitutes got paid, and that that was illegal. I am also being investigated for possession of child pornography. The only basis for this accusation that I can imagine is that several years ago I had a file sharing program on my computer and that I would download 50 or more pornographic videos at a time without really looking at their description before hand. Because of this indiscriminate downloading, I regrettably downloaded some videos where the age of the girls in them was questionable. Since then, I had applied with multiple law enforcement agencies and had admitted to downloading these videos during the polygraph examination. Although it was never my intent to do the things that I am currently being investigated for, my actions and behavior definitely left me susceptible to such claims. I have sinned against God and my wife many times and it has finally come back to bite me.My wife was devastated to find out what had been going on and I have caused her far more pain than I would have ever wanted to. It will probably take years to repair the damage that I have done to our marriage. I've been placed on administrative leave with my employer pending the state's investigation and suspect that even if I am not charged, I will probably loose my job. I also have the possibility of criminal charges hanging over my head and it could be months or even a year before I know weather or not I will be charged with any crimes. If I am charged, I could face up to 2 years in prison, depending on the charges filed. Realistically, I do not think I will get the maximum sentence because this would be my first criminal offense. My larger concern is that I may be required to register as a sex offender which would place restrictions on the type of job I could have and where I could live. I currently live within 2 blocks of a school and would have to sell our house and move if I was placed on the SOR.
The silver lining to all of this is that I am finally able to seek professional help, now that I have been exposed and everyone knows exactly what I've been up to. I can't begin to relate how much I wish I'd sought help before it came to this. I'm currently meeting a counselor through my church, a secular psychologist, and attending a church based addiction recovery group called celebrate recovery. I have put myself and my loved ones through hell, but I finally have hope that I can overcome my sexual addiction with God's help.Please feel free to share my story with others and even to post it on warline.net. Perhaps it can serve as a cautionary tale to persuade others to get help before they reach the depths that I have. I never thought that I would do any of the things I've done, until it was too late.
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Why don't you protest somewhere else. . . .
Why dont u protest other places like cerillas are other adult stores oh thats right cause they would have you arressted for invasion of privace and for lotering so how bout you all get a life and find something more proactive to do with your lives or are you that sex deprived that u have to see what other people do just to get off (We get weary of the constant mantra of “invasion of privacy.” There is no right to privacy in the public forum at any business. This includes the Lion’s Den in Uniontown or Cerillas located in cities like
Reader claims protesters violate 4th amendment
violation of persons 4th amendment Defamation consists of false and unprivileged publication which results in economic damages. Financial loss is not necessary where the statement implies that a person is a criminal or has an unpleasant disease, or which injures a person in respect to his other office, profession, or business (In order to even have a slight 1000-1 chance of defamation suit, the information must be shown to be overtly false (such as Photoshop the person to look like he visited here when the pic was taken at another location), along with any information such as false accusations. And to make this stick, it must be clearly shown the false information and false pic were done deliberately for the sole purpose to injure the party. The pictures we post are not false. They are actual real life pics of actual behavior at Uniontown Lion’s Den. The pics are not “unprivileged” because all activity takes place in public right of way. We do not make any statement calling the person(s) we post is a criminal such as rapist, molester, etc. if there is any criminal implication by the reader, it is from the actual behavior caught by our cameras. We do not judge it. There is no right of privacy in the public forum and you cannot claim defamation under these circumstances. By the way, The Lion’s Den has a state of the art camera stationed high on a pole to take pictures 24/7 of the protesters located out on a public road. We assume you agree with that).----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Reader says protesters use coercion
I think that posting and recording peoples private activity is annoying. I guess I don't like it when people try to control me though coercion. I actually just bought something from
Oh, and another point. . . . .
A second point that I would like to make : You keep saying that you are protesters and you are using the First Amendment right. There is a problem with your logic, you are trying to use your first amendment to intimidate others from using theirs, especially truckers. It is circular logic to argue that you are using your first amendment right to curtail some else's usage of his or her first amendment right. When you attempt to get truckers fired from their jobs it is no longer a first amendment issue it's a harassment issue. This country's constitution is built around the idea that an individual should have autonomy; one person's rights stops when it directly interferes with another's rights. You say that community is threatened my this novelty shop, but I see no proof if increased crime statistics in your area. (You see no proof? On this website we are currently posting 18 crimes on our GOTCHA and HARD CORE CUSTOMERS pages including threat with weapons, lewd exposure in public places, and attacks on residents including children. This is but the tip of the iceberg. We have recorded hundreds of crimes, including physical attacks on residents, terroristic threatening, pimps setting up prostitution, drug use on the property, resident property damage, a plot to maim and kill residents, and more indecent exposure than we can count. That’s a lot of increased criminal activity for a town of 50 people Apparently, you don’t consider any of these behaviors crimes.
Readers response to above letter
I'm a Uniontown protester. I really get sick and tired of porn addicts accusing us of causing truckers to lose their jobs. Almost all trucking companies have policy in place for theri drivers to not visit sex businesses. This is primarily for insurance and security for the company and their vehicle and the load they are carrying. We have eight large signs posted explaining exactly what we will do. The very few drivers who come in know they are breaking company policy but are so addicted to porn they lose judgment and come in anyway. We do not advocate any driver lose his job when we inform the employer by letter. Our purpose is to have the trucking company safety director to explain the company policy and not visit a sex business when on company time and driving a company vehicle. That's what usually happens. Some truck drivers have lost their jobs because of other issues with the company and breaking this policy was a breaking point. We know of a couple of drivers who lost their jobs here because they attacked the residents. Violence by company drivers on the public brings serious liabilty issues to the trucking company. This is why almost all trucking companies have a strict policy regarding adult businesses.
Hey! Where's my picture?
i was the den awhile back and i requested my picture to be on this site cause i need some new myspace pics and u didnt put my pics up, so i was just wondering what is up with that? u are hating (Well, there could be several reasons your pic has yet to be posted. It can take up to 10 days from the time the pic was taken to filter over to our website. We also look for pics that we believe will impress our large readership. Our best guess is you just weren’t that impressive to post on our site. Better luck next time).
Readers says we are "awesome" (We set the record straight)You guys are awesome! You have given me the courage to videotape anyone going to the following: a synagogue, a Democratic party meeting, any establishment which allows women to enter unescorted by men, a non-Southern Baptist church (if you ain't Southern Baptist you're going straight to hell), anyone entering a public school (they teach math and science, to girls no less shocking), anyone even thinking of entering a store that sells alcoholic beverages, anyone entering a drug store (prayer is the ONLY medicine approved by God). Please pray for my assault on civil liberties that disagree with me and the bible. (We don’t know what Bible you are reading, but it’s not the same one we use here, nor among any of the countless Bibles we give away to Lion’s Den customers each week. All the allegations of persecution you are claiming against Christians are bogus. You must be thinking of Taliban Muslim beliefs. . . . . . . By the way, while some of the Uniontown protesters are Southern Baptist, the majority come from many other Christian denominations. Our supporters around the world include Catholic, Episcopal, Church of England, Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish, non-denomination, and those who do not go to a church. Many of these supporters have come to Uniontown to visit us. We even have supporters who are pro porn, but agree that the Lion’s Den is operating illegally and there are serious security issues for residents. Several pro porn internet stations have also agreed with us after we were interviewed on their programs. Since you seem to be caught up in the spirit of photography, care to join fellow porn buffs in supporting us too? That way you can be awesome with us!)
AFA JOINS UNIONTOWN PROTEST
God Bless you for your faithful stand. I just found your web site after talking to one of your group. One suggested link your webmaster may want to ad which subtly demonstrates the link between porn and sex crimes is familywatchdog.us which allows people to to go online and enter their home or church address and see maps of sex offenders near them. Another link is www.victimsofpornography.org Keep up the fight, you're closer to winning this long battle than you may think. Micah Clark - American Family Association. (Note - we posted Micah Clark's name with permission)
Hello - I looked up the two hyperlinks the American Family Association posted. They are excellent. Many thanks to both of you for the info. - A concerned mom
Hooray for the American Family Association. They are a great organization, and very effective. Let's pray AFA will help the Uniontown Protesters. I live in Jackson County and the government and police are fully sold out to the porn barons. They need somebody like AFA to help kick butt. ---
Many thanks to the Mr. Clark of American Family Association for the link information. I linked to familywatchdog.us and found one sex offender living on my street and another just a few streets away. I never knew. We are forming a blockwatch club with many neighbors to keep a watch on the neighborhood, our children and a special close watch will be kept on the sex offenders addresses.
i love porn u need to give it a break, that guy has too much money for u fanatics to take on
God bless the American Family Association. It's about time the amazing Uniontown protesters got some support. The local government, the local police certainty aren't going to do anything. I'm also dissapointed that more churches in Jackson County have not joined the battle. Evil wins when good men do nothing.
Reader thinks protesters just need sex
If you got laid occassionally you would not have this bug up you a _ _ (Just because we protest an adult store does not mean we are against sex. We love sex. Sex is a great blessing God gave us when He created man and woman. Read “The Song of Solomon” in the Old Testament. It is a poetic narrative of Solomon making wild passionate love to his wife in very descriptive terms. In the Old Testiment, any man in the army who got married was required to take a year off and it was his duty to spend that time making love to his wife. That's a year long honeymoon! We do not oppose sex. In fact, we are very good at it. There are over two billion Christians in the world. That alone should show you we know how to get laid. We just know how to do it better and have more satisfaction and happiness than those who think porn makes good sex. Statistics over 40 years show porn destroys normal, happy sex relationships and causes a high precentage of illegal behavior including rape and molestation).
every time you protest against lion's den,i rape a baby up the bum (If this is a joke, its a very sick joke. If you are telling the truth, you are very sick and disturbed. Either way you further prove our point porn infects people to desire and/or do illegal sex acts. Thanks for helping us make that clear to everyone).
Would we protest if the Lion's Den moved to another location?
So are you only opposed to the location of the Lions Den or it's existence in general? I know Uniontown and I know that it's not the residential place that you make it out to be, but that is beside the point. What if it were further away from the so called "residential area" that you claim it to be in. Would you still protest? (Federal law states local government can zone adult businesses away from residential. Our local ordinance provides dozens of legal locations for the Lion’s Den to locate away from residential communities. Thus your question would be “Would we protest like this if the Lion’s Den moved to one of the dozens of legal locations in
Group that participated in lewd exposure in Uniontown responds
I was with the group of people who stopped to get gas at the station across the street from you. First of all I didn't see one child around this so called "neighborhood". I saw a hill billy gas station a porn store and several run down not being used buildings. If this store was across the street from a park or a schoool or a neighborhood I could see the harm. But its in the middle of no where off an exit of a main highway, what do you expect?! Also just because people are at the gas station doesn't mean they went to the porn store. You have pictures of our group and only about 4 of them actually walked across the street to the store. Yes we were standing there wondering what you were doing but not all of the people you were snapping pictures of went into the store!!! So basically right now you have lies on your website because you're saying that all these people went into the porn store when ALL of the DID NOT!!! Also I'm sorry but really get a life, there are so much other things you could be doing to promote Christianity. If you haven't shut down the store in over 3 years I don't think its going to happen, stop wasting your time. (What do we expect? Well, for starters we expect to be able to go about our family business in Uniontown without looking at your body parts. Uniontown is an official zoned family residential community and has been for over 100 years. Within 1,000 feet of the adult business are at least 5 homes, 4 open/operating businesses, including our “hillbilly’ food mart, and two churches. One of these churches is over 160 years old. By ordinance, the adult store is not allowed to be within 1,000 feet of these homes, businesses and churches and this ordinance is upheld in federal courts. Please don’t ask why it’s not enforced, that is a whole separate story involving corruption by county officials. Of course you didn’t see these buildings; you were too focused on the porn store. Also, look at the caption under your picture again. We never said your entire group went to the porn store. In fact comments under your picture were quite clear the picture was taken of you across the street and made no comment if any of your group went into the porn store. We presume that answers your “Lie” accusation.Now let us go into you and your behavior. Your communication and the pictures we posted (and others we have not posted due to they may be used as evidence) demonstrate a complete callousness to family residents and children in our community. You apparently think performing lewd acts in public is normal simply because you are in the vicinity of an adult business.
Now the rest of you, who did not perform the lewd act in public, could possibly be held as accomplices in the illegal act. All of you could be held accountable because reports and pictures from the protesters plus your current communication to us show evidence the rest of the group helped to promote and condone the illegal behavior. While jail time is potentially possible, most likely there would be fines and other forms of restitution such as community service plus court costs and attorney fees. Look for this to total about $3,000 each. This does not include bond to be determined by the judge. This could add several more thousand.
You told us to “get a life. We have one. We protect our families, our children and our community. To fully understand better why we are there, read the link THE UNIONTOWN PROTEST on this website.
READERS RESPONDI’m one of the protesters. I was not there regarding the incident of the indecent exposure on highway 250. For some reason these indecent exposure incidents seem to be increasing. A local police officer promised if we can provide a picture and license plate, he will undertake to arrest and charge them. I say it’s about time and we should move forward on this one.
----I’m not a protester but I say BOOK ‘EM!! I’m sick and disgusted with what we have to put up with by these smut customers day after day. It’s getting to the point I can’t drive my wife and children through Uniontown. It’s time
---I say throw the book at them. It’s bad enough if one of the group exposed herself in public. I’m especially outraged they used the term “Hill billy.” We are not hillbillies. We are Hoosiers. They didn’t even spell hillbilly right. They must be from
--You are technically correct about the group involved in the public lewd behavior. However you were quoting from the “high end” of the
About the woman that exposed herself in Uniontown. If you decide to prosecute, she will probably get a lighter sentence than if it was a man who did the sexual exposure. I’m not one of the protesters but I vote you prosecute anyway. Women should not get away with this anymore than men. --I saw the girl in the picture you say exposed herself in public. Are you sure you want to prosecute? From what I can see of her figure, she would probably be dismissed for lack of evidence. HA!
I’m one of the Uniontown protesters. I want to see what evidence we have on this group who did the indecent exposure. I also would like to hear more from the group who did this if they are willing to communicate. If they are willing to talk to us about this, I’m willing to listen.---
I realize there is not much to Uniontown but families do live here. Also children are at the Uniontown Mini Mart 24/7 since it is a rest stop for families traveling up and down I-65. On weekends many divorced couples use the parking lot on Friday to exchange children for weekends with the other parent and on Sunday to exchange the children back. If the exposure incident at the Uniontown store happened on Friday or Sunday, there is a strong likelihood children would be there. Also children pass by the store hundreds of times a day and many visit it to get a snack or soda all during the week. Most are with parents.-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
"VERY DOVETED" CHRISTIAN SAYS WE ARE WRONG
I will start off by saying that I am a very devoted Christian and think pornography is very wrong or whatever else they have going on inside of this store... but i am here to say that what you are doing is VERY wrong... The Lord tells us that it is not out duty to judge... everyone will be judged one day, not by you, but by our father. How do you know that these people have not asken for forgivness for their sins? But now because you have a chip on your shoulder for some reason, their picture from the past will haunt them for a long time. What you do is your business and between you and the Lord, but I hope you realize you are in the wrong as well. (We get this all the time. Look again at our GOTCHA page. We have not judged anyone. We simply place appropriate scripture under the picture describing the activity/behavior of the customer. We are only observing. For example, if the customers give an obscene gesture, we may apply Proverbs 6: 12-15. We do not call customers pervert, rapist, molester or any other name that would be considered derogatory or judgmental. If you read our OPINION page you will discover we do not have a chip on our shoulder. Quite the contrary, we witness, pray and counsel to hundreds of customers every week. Hundreds of customers coming here for porn have left accepting Jesus as their Savior. Thousands have left with a Bible instead of porn. That’s quite a loving and caring record to these souls who come into our midst. You are correct the picture we take and post will haunt them for a long time. This is in accordance with the Scripture Ephesians 5: 11 “Take no part in and have no fellowship with the fruitless deeds and enterprises of darkness, but instead expose, reprove and convict them.” By applying this Scripture in our protest we have turned away 90 percent of the porn business because porn customers choose not to be exposed. Countless numbers of customers have changed their lives because they were exposed to our presence, reproved by our pictures and posting on our website and convicted to changing their lives. This is evident by the countless Bibles we’ve given to porn customers, the hundreds accepting Jesus and thousands changing their lives. All this by just a few people stationed in front of a porn store. I can’t think of any church that can come close to this accomplishment. One final point, the issue is not only what is going on inside the porn store, take a look at the pictures what these customers do OUTSIDE the store in a family neighborhood where children are present. Much of their behavior is illegal and some of it dangerous. That ABSOLUTELY makes it our business so we can protect our families and children since there is no police force in Uniontown. We would like to believe you would not be so accepting of porn customers if their dangerous behavior was ongoing next to your home, family, children or church 365 days a year 24/7. We hope you and your church would want to protect children and families rather than ignore the evil and danger in your midst. Our protest method is correct according to the Scripture and legal according to the Constitution. The only one who has judged us wrong is you. We will not judge you on your judgment on us. You alone will have to decide if you have the authority to overrule the Constitution of the