Court fails to close adult bookstore

Full story: The Indianapolis Star

Spencer County officials haven't succeeded in shutting down an adult bookstore, and neither has a court order.
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Indy Native

United States

#1 May 6, 2007
Um... yeah... I see the IndyStar continues its tradition of fine headlines. The court hasn't "failed" to do anything. The bookstore is appealing the court's order claiming its unconstitutional. If the higher court agrees with the lower court then the bookstore will close. If not, then the court was WRONG and the county was WRONG and ILLEGALLY wrote a law. Got it?

“Forget regret...”

Since: Mar 07

Lubbock, TX

#2 May 6, 2007
Here's a better way to get an adult bookstore, or any business with which you don't agree, to close its doors: Boycott it, and encourage others to do the same. Their revenues will drop precipitously, causing them to either move to an area where they can generate the revenue they need to operate, or shut down for good.

Since: Apr 07

United States

#3 May 6, 2007
Why try to close it? The Evansville area needs anything that'll draw visitors. Holiday World and Janbo's can't do it all by themselves :)
Mr Lucas

Louisville, KY

#4 May 6, 2007
Bible-thumpers trying to legislate morality.

Message to all you holy rollers: If you did a better job on Sunday, you wouldn't have to ask the courts for help.
daVID

Louisville, KY

#7 May 6, 2007
WHERE IS FREEDOM IN AMERICA?
ARE THESE SELF SERVING CHRISTIANS THE ONLY ONES WHO HAVE ANY RIGHT ANYMORE IN AMERICA.

jUST LIKE THAT GUY IN FORT BRANCH HAD A STRIP CLUB AND JAILED ON A FIRST OFFENCE MISADMEANOR.

YEA JUSTICE WAS SERVED WITH FAIRNESS
THAT ONE ACT ALONE HAS CREATED A FEW PEOPLE WHO CAN SEE THE TRUTH OF THESE CHRISTAIN FASCIST
Markus

Brillion, WI

#8 May 6, 2007
Sometimes I wish there was a 1000 feet distance requirement between schools and churches.
The Truth

Indianapolis, IN

#9 May 6, 2007
Mr Lucas wrote:
Bible-thumpers trying to legislate morality.
Message to all you holy rollers: If you did a better job on Sunday, you wouldn't have to ask the courts for help.
Great, more of this "You can't legislate morality" nonsense. Virtually every law is based on morality, which is defined as what society believes is right or wrong.
Indy Native

United States

#10 May 6, 2007
WMJ-USA wrote:
<quoted text>So what,it's obvious the people there don't want it,it will be shut down eventually.Your just making an asss of yourself"GOT THAT",you probably frequent this place too.
If "they" didn't want it why is the place still making money?
Old Soldier

United States

#11 May 6, 2007
No one is FORCED into going into such a place!!!

Will I go in there? NO!

Should it be shut down ? ONLY if a crime is being committed on the premises!

This is ANOTHER case of the American TALIBAN trying to legislate their beknighted idea of what is "Godly" on EVERYONE!

What is next? A Barnes and Noble that sells a book that is deemed "subversive" to the teachings of the American TALIBAN??

Since: Apr 07

AOL

#14 May 6, 2007
They obviously would'nt be in business if people Did'nt go there, People are not traveling to santa clause indiana just to go to a strip club. It must be the local people who are supporting it. What happened to free enterprise? Who are we to tell business where to do business.
Chappie

Indianapolis, IN

#15 May 6, 2007
Here's how you legally stop this thing. Get your local churches to ban together, and find private property across from this place. Then, set-up a full time, manned surveillance, with zoom digital cameras and camcorders, and photograph cars and persons who patronize the place. Then, establish a web site, and display the photos, times, and dates. If the business is dependent on local customer, it will fail.
rob

New Albany, IN

#16 May 6, 2007
Where in the article did it exactly state that christians or bible thumpers have anything to do with this? I read the article twice and still didnot find that reference.
daVID

Louisville, KY

#17 May 6, 2007
Well this is how the christains yell fire all the times while they buld maga chruches to fund the likes of pat robertson who has gold mines in africa, while they buil giant size crosses to force people to see as they drive by hem being blinded by the lighting on such things, they put preachers on every radio and tv stations they can so you can not fet away from them driveing, every news group is on there view , every politicans must pledge there loyalty towards them. they kill innocence people like doctors, nurses, and they say there a war on them , thats the biggest farce on this earth they are ar war with everyone and anyone that do not believe in there beliefs, they fight in iraq not because of anything besides it is there way just like the al quada they fight to force there beliefs on others.
We have less freedom in america not because of terroist but because of christians.
Just like Chappie they want to spies on everyone just liek hitler and stalin did on there people.
Shame on you people Shame shame
Untill we fight the fascist in america we shaw never be a free people again.
daVID

Louisville, KY

#19 May 6, 2007
g 1 min ago
Well this is how the Christan's yell fire all the times while they build Maiga Churches to fund the likes of pat Robertson who has gold mines in Africa, while they build giant size crosses to force people to see as they drive by hem being blinded by the lighting on such things, they put preachers on every radio and TV stations they can so you can not get away from them driving, every news group is on there view , every politicians must pledge there loyalty to wards them. they kill innocence people like doctors, nurses, and they say there a war on them , thats the biggest farce on this earth they are at war with everyone and anyone that do not believe in there beliefs, they fight in Iraq not because of anything besides it is there way just like the AL quada they fight to force there beliefs on others.
We have less freedom in America not because of terrorist but because of Christians.
Just like Chappie they want to spies on everyone just like Hitler and Stalin did on there people.
Shame on you people Shame shame
Until we fight the fascist in America we shaw never be a free people again.

Since: Apr 07

United States

#24 May 6, 2007
WMJ lost whatever morsel of credibility he might have had by bonding with Jen.
Stupid Star Reporters

AOL

#25 May 6, 2007
Indy Native wrote:
Um... yeah... I see the IndyStar continues its tradition of fine headlines. The court hasn't "failed" to do anything. The bookstore is appealing the court's order claiming its unconstitutional. If the higher court agrees with the lower court then the bookstore will close. If not, then the court was WRONG and the county was WRONG and ILLEGALLY wrote a law. Got it?
AMEN!

But I find nothing in the story above that says the bookstore owners are APPEALING the court's decision... Only that they object to it... and claim the zoning law is unconstitutional.

I can claim something until hell freezes over, but it takes specific legal action to APPEAL a decision, and the Star Editors (as usual) fail to make it plain one way or another if there has been an appeal, if there is no appeal, or if an appeal is pending.

The high schoolers at Woodlan up in Allen County would do a better job.
Born in Indy

Decatur, IL

#26 May 6, 2007
While I really don't want to get into a flaming war I would just like to ask... Granted the business has been told to shutdown and they are fighting it...ok. But honestly, what is the big deal? Before you ask if I go to strip clubs I will stop you and say that no I don't. Have I been to one in the past? Well yes when I was younger. Maybe this one has pornography and garbage all over it...I don't know. But the few here in Indy (PT's and I think Babe's for example...and yes they advertise on the radio) don't have anything suggestive out in front of them other than some obnoxious neon lights. So really if it is all behind closed doors and between consenting adults what is the problem? If this were promoting crime or had crime problems related to it being there I would be 100% in favor of closing it. Is it just the fact that it's there? Don't qoute me morality because that can be interpreted too many different ways. Is it like the old NIMBY saying when people talk about prisons? You know...Not In My Back Yard? I'm really just looking for another perspective.
Thanks
good news

United States

#27 May 6, 2007
Now all of those Sunday morning Christians still have a place to buy their porn to take home and hid behind locked doors and enjoy. Obviously there is a market for it or it would be out of business. This country is based on free enterprise and if the place is not violating any laws and making a profit, who are we to say shut it down.....why would a parent worry that a child is exposed to that "smut" Underage people are not allowed in so the only exposure would be if they found Dad's secret hiding place for his private collection.
Indy Native

United States

#28 May 6, 2007
WMJ-USA wrote:
By the way most of the people that go there live in other towns cause their towns won't have this smut around.[/quote]

How do you know that? Do you go there to verify this?

[quote who="WMJ-USA"]And most of you keep bringing up "rights" What about my rights,and the kids rights?[/quote]

You have the right not to go there.

[quote who="WMJ-USA"]Tell me one good thing other than it's a turn on for you,or money that comes from a place like this?
Education. Things to help married couples have sex who might otherwise not be able too. Entertainment between responsible married couples.

There's THREE.
Indy Native

United States

#30 May 6, 2007
Stupid Star Reporters wrote:
But I find nothing in the story above that says the bookstore owners are APPEALING the court's decision...
I think it's a safe assumption. Otherwise the government would have acted on the court's decision.

(Of course that's all based on the Star's shoddy story here... It's possible that the Court did decide that it needed to be shut down but didn't give the order to do so which *would* be a failure... but we'll never know, eh?)

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