I was just checking out the Citizens for Community Standards website and found a very thorough history of Phil Burress and CCV called How One Man?s Porn Addiction Has Hurt Ohio?s Economy and Poisoned Its Political Discourse For Nearly Two Decades.
Here’s a brief overview:
Prosecuting the Art Museum: 1990
Thanks to CCV, Cincinnati became America?s first city to prosecute an art museum and its director for obscenity over it’s Robert Mapplethorpe exhibit.
An Anti-Gay City Charter Amendment: 1992
CCV pushed for “a city charter amendment that stripped gays and lesbians of protection from discrimination.”
Burress Takes Intolerance on a Statewide Tour: 2004
Ohio already had law that banned gay-marriage. Burress thought the state needed a constitutional amendment. And, with the help of Ken Blackwell, he got it.
Strip Clubs and Adult Books Stores: Phil?s latest target
I’m sure I’ve talked about this enough already …
but if you want to know all the details, then you should definitely check out the Citizens for Community Standards site.