THE DEMONSTRATION AGAINST THE PORN SHOP IN OLD TOWN

The Old Town of Manassas has an unwelcome new arrival.


What exactly is KK’s Temptations? What does that phrase “& more” promise? The favored euphemism for a “porn shop” these days is “adult store.” From its front door, we know that KK’s Temptations is an “adult store.”


One has to be at least 18 just to go through the front door.

Because KK’s Temptations is an “adult store,” that is, a porn shop, the residents do not want it. So we have had a flurry of news stories. Here are some of them.

Unfortunately, the news media has had little to say about what KK’s Temptations actually sells. Nope. Instead, we hear an euphemism. We hear KK’s Temptations is OK; it is just a store for “adults.”

Because we want Old Town to stay family friendly, many people think a porn shop does not belong in Old Town. That is true even when the owner, Kimberly Skokan, says it would be an “upscale” porn shop. We know an oxymoron when we hear one. So yesterday we held a demonstration at City Hall.  In Residents rally against ‘porn’ in Old Town, InsideNoVA.com provides its report.

We held the demonstration at City Hall. That was both convenient to the City Council, and it kept the demonstration from interfering with the Manassas Fall Jubilee. What follows are some pictures and comments.

When I looked at the emblem on City Hall, I had to wonder if this area had ever seen a demonstration against porn.

Jennifer Basinger organized and led the demonstration. She wants to protect her children.

When Councilman Marc Aveni spoke, he noted one way KK's Temptations had responded to the controversy; they had removed pornographic DVD's from their website.

Del. Jackson Miller expressed disappointment with a few Conservatives who have objected to his opposition to the porn shop.

Councilman Jonathan L. Way addressed what the city council intends to do about the problem.

Vice Mayor Andrew L. (Andy) Harrover also spoke.

As did Councilman Mark Wolfe.

Talking with the voters.

Interviews with the news media.

Interviews with the news media.

A balloon against a greedy porn shop.

Marching to the street.

Displaying signs.

Displaying signs.

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