Missouri City Refuses To Turn On Water For Adult Sex-Shop

PEVELY, Mo. (CBS St. Louis) — A Missouri city is fighting back against an adult sex-shop by not turning on the store’s water as the owner takes his case against the town to federal court.

The battle over Don Kleinhans’ Pure Pleasure Boutique in Pevely, Mo., began more than a year ago when he applied for a business license but was denied by the town. He decided to open his store last December despite the fact of not having a business license.

Pevely city administrator Jason Eisenbeis told CBS St. Louis that Kleinhans was denied a business license because the store violated a town ordinance of being 1,000 feet within an elementary school and a church.

“It’s not exactly in our eyes legal,” Eisenbeis said in reference to Kleinhans keeping the shop open. “They were issued summons for almost a year on a daily basis … We’re spinning our wheels here.”

Despite not having running water in the store, Eisenbeis said they have portable toilets outside the shop and electricity.

Kleinhans originally filed a lawsuit against the city in January to acquire a business license, saying it court records that it is not an “adult store” and that it is a “novelty shop.”

The city won another round against the sex shop on Monday as Pevely’s Board of Aldermen voted 6-0 to deny Kleinhans a business license again.

“The city of Pevely and the Board of Aldermen are sticking to their guns,” Eisenbeis told CBS St. Louis.

The case is back in the hands of a federal judge as Kleinhans hopes to keep the sex shop open. There are three other Pure Pleasure sex shops in Missouri.

CBS St. Louis has reached out to Kleinhans for comment.

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  1. Pretty Much Alabama says:

    they shouldnt allow a church within 1000 feet of a school

    1. twellsy says:

      @ Pretty much alabama: ??????????????

    2. Ferris says:

      Obviously, you haven’t been within 1000′ of neither.

      1. M 1 says:

        The word you’re looking for is “either.” Pot, kettle, etc.

      2. Billy Guess says:

        THAT was funny.

    3. Massimo Deportado says:

      they shouldn’t allow a university like Penn State anywhere near a school.
      Oh, wait!

    4. Tony Sailor says:

      I fully concur!!!

  2. nope says:

    Biased reporting.

    1. Peter McDermott says:

      land of the free… yeh right.

      1. Sean Patriot says:

        We have RULES, LAWS and ORDINANCES. I suggest you look those terms up

      2. Eric Swinson says:

        We had many RULES, LAWS and ORDINANCES in the past that were ruled unconstitutional by the courts so their presence doesn’t necessarily make them kosher.

      3. rick shaw says:

        The city has the freedom to deny the business license and has voted to do so. Good for them and the people they represent. Are you saying they shouldnt have the freedom to be free of the problems sex shops bring?

      4. Jonathan Corbett says:

        Sorry, no, cities don’t have the “freedom” to deny lawful business owners the right to do business. It is time that towns realize that they do not have the right to tell those who live and work in them how to go about their lives.

      5. Colostomy Bagwell says:

        Too right! Despite the efforts of these puritanical despots he lives amongst, he must be doing enough of a trade to pay off all those citations or else they’d send the sheriff to barricade the place. If he’s not doing anything illegal (in the eyes of sane Americans) and he’s going to pay his taxes and hire a few folks, where’s the harm? Say NO to freedom-hating bollocks like this and sue the city for willfully depriving you of sanitation. “Alderman”….psshhht…..more like ACHTUNG!

      6. Hal McCombs says:

        Sorry, Jonathan, but cities DO have a right to regulate business. They can have lots of rules within their domain. As in “No Liquor Stores” within a thousand feet of a school. That doesn’t outlaw liquor stores, and you can still have one if you wish. Just not on that street.

      7. Frank D. says:

        Wrongo Hal. Show me where in the state constitution the city can limit a store from 1,000 ft of a school. Even SCOTUS has ruled that the drug free zones are unConstitution. Something can’t be lawful over here but unlawful over there.

      8. Lee says:

        Frank D, what in the world are you talking about? Illegal drugs are illegal everywhere–it’s not as though the Supreme Court ruled that illegal drugs are now legal in “Drug-free Zones.”

      9. Randall Dunning says:

        I like the way we shut down a video store operating as a sexually oriented business (S.O.B.) in Garland, Texas when I was on the City Council. We knew that the real money maker was the “viewing rooms” which undercover police confirmed were being used for prostitution. We passed an ordinance that requiring removal of the doors from all viewing rooms and that all viewing rooms must be visible from the managers position. This held up in Federal Court and ->poof<- the S.O.B. went broke within 60 days and had to close. The owner moved to a nearby city but they also added that ordinance which sent him packing. Problem solved. I suggest the Town Council start investigating where this shop REALLY makes its money and find a creative way to shut that down using the doctrine of "Secondary Effects". My guess? The dressing rooms are probably "multi-purpose". I recommend mandating closed circuit camreas with full time monitoring of the entry and exit from the dressing rooms. They also can mandate dressing rooms just large enough to change in but not large enough for other activities. Kill the prostitution and most S.O.B.s will dry up and blow away. Oh, and it is fully Constitutional to legislate against "secondary effects" such as prostitution. This is a well established precident in the courts as well as completely defensible under any doctrine of liberty established and espoused by the Founding Fathers.

      10. Bubba says:

        Do some research and you will find this store does NOT sell adult dvd’s or sex toys, just lingerie and marital aids. I wouldn’t exactly call this a “sex shop”.

      11. Gorbud says:

        Very simple solution. Place a cameras in the area and take photos of the patrons and their autos. Publish them with a “Thank you” for patronizing our towns shops. Maybe use names from license plates could be included. But a bit of a slippery slope here what if Town does not like a Catholic store selling religious material.?

      12. idiocy says:

        Health food stores bug me so we should have a law that makes it illegal for a health food store to be withing 1000 feet of any building. Also, I hate churches and their tax free status, they should not be allowed within 1000 feet of anyone who pays taxes.

      13. The Grinch Who Loved Xmas says:

        LOL. Love all the hypocritical teabaggers(or is that redundant) on here complaining about the big bad government NOT telling a business what they can and cannot do. Capitalism is a two way street my friend,

    2. Mike Alright says:

      Now that they are old and ugly, the baby boomer generation has successfully removed freedom in the US. Hay baby boomers, what was it like to grow up in a free country?

      1. Jonathan Melton says:

        When the baby boomers were young, THERE WERE NO SEX SHOPS!

      2. nicebeingaboomer says:

        Great – but now it isn’t since the socialists have taken over governing.

      3. Roger Fournier says:

        As a baby boomer I take offence that we removed freedom in the US. WE are the ones that realise our freedoms are being stolen each and ever day! because we truly lived in a time when we had a lot more freedom, and we do remember!! so don’t blame us, sex shops have been around since I was a child. today we have check points, ( when I was younger the cops would follow you home to make sure you got home safe, or let you find another way home if you were to drunk) You could have a couple beers with your 17 year old son and it was not a crime, if you got caught with weed it they just took it, etc.etc.etc.We may be old and ugly but don’t blame us for the state of the country…it,s the govt the people elect that takes away our freedoms..they should not be able to make laws that are supposed to protect us from ourselfs! We have been living under the allusion of freedom longer than I have been alive…but it sure seemed a lot more free than today. so it’s not just the baby boomers it’s everyone that allowed this to happen! If you really don’t like what’s going on, vote for Ron Paul, a pre baby boomer who understands what freedom in America is supposed to be! (research him) get off your lazy but and do something. but please don’t blame a whole generation for the problems we face. ( and by the way I may be old but I’m not ugly)

      4. Rob Johnson says:

        Roger, Dont take it personal, but it’s the BB generation who has been in charge of this government (Clinton was the offical start) for the last 20 years, and you brought the change you believed in…. too bad it was wrong. All I ask is you get out of the way.

      5. Atom&Yves says:

        I had no choice in being born a Boomer. You DO have a choice thooujgh, between being an ignorant moron and using your brain. I suggest you take better advantage of that than you have.

      6. Louise says:

        @Mike Alright. Seriously? Blaming a whole group here for the lack of freedom in the U.S.?

        You must be a liberal.

  3. Warlord says:

    Sue the town. Its a violation of your 1st Amendment rights.

    1. Cody Pryseski says:

      Actually it’s a zoning issue and the town has the right to deny based on zoning. However the store can petition to rezone. That’s how it works everywhere. His mistake was opening it.

      1. Locke says:

        The mistake is having cities with such power.
        They all need to be disincorporated.
        Private property is just that, private. The state (city is part of the state) has ZERO right telling a property owner what hey can do with their own property. Zoning is another word for socialism, it is fascist and criminal theft.

      2. Locke says:

        Only citizens have rights, cities and other government entities have powers.
        Only JUST powers are specifically listed in a constitution, all other powers not specified are stolen rights of the people, and therefore illegal powerrs, or better known as tyranny.

      3. Mike says:

        They can deny a permit for zoning issues, but zoning issues need to be settled in front of the zoning board or in court. Petty revenge like turning their water off is not the way to handle it. What next, ticketing the cars of people who shop there?

      4. ertdfg says:

        “Locke – The mistake is having cities with such power.”

        So I should be able to set up my 24-7 dance club next door to you? Our biggest crowd are the 2AM to 6AM run during the week; and we’ve got some really bright lights and strobes to attract crowds.

        We might have some people parking on the street as well.

        But hey, you don’t think your city should be able to do zoning laws restricting commercial enterprises; right? So you’d love this new neighbor to your home.

        Hope you don’t plan on selling you home… ever. You might have trouble getting what you paid for it.

      5. Demosthenes says:

        to Locke — you haven’t thought this through (Pro-Tip: you should examine your words before posting in the future if you want to become so respected as to influence public policy and take over the world) — zoning is necessary for keeping the peace, as ertdfg demonstrates.

      6. Thomas says:

        Nope, the city should not have the right to do such things. If you don’t want someone opening up a 24/7 nightclub in your neighborhood, then you need to have a homeowner’s association state that such things are forbidden prior to their purchase of the land from the developer. All that can be handled with basic contract law. The state need not have anything to do with it save to operate the courts and the police to enforce the property rights of the parties to the contract.

        This is how it works in my neighborhood. I can’t have horses, cows, or pigs on my property. This is in the contract I signed when I bought my home.

      7. Bean says:

        Wow, the Wiggins are on this thread.

      8. sylvie says:

        Yep, commit a crime, which it is… then cry to big govt. to bail him out… guess what, he isn’t “too big” to fail…lol… stupid person.

      9. Dumb laws! says:

        There used to be law here making it a felony to have a firearm within 1000 feet of a school. I live across the street from a school. I and most everyone else in the neighborhood were made felons for minding our own d**n business. I didn’t sell my guns and I didn’t move. The law was eventually repealed (or thrown out). They finally took the stupid sign down.

      10. Brad says:

        Zoning cannot overrule the 1st amendment. This is religious persecution. Jesus would side with the business owners. Why do religious people hate God and Jesus? They are modern day Pharisees, or maybe a better word is American Taliban.

      11. dano says:

        Loke I like your flavor. There is no denying the truth in everything you said.

      12. Frank D. says:

        Sorry, wrong again. Cities have no rights. Only people have rights. And they are God given. Everything else is a privilege.

      13. Yehudah says:

        Brad-
        You compare religious Jews to the Taliban? The Pharisees were not jesus’ problem. The simple fact is that the Pharisees as you call them (referring to the Sanhedrin) had already moved to another city during that part of the 2nd Temple Era. jesus could not have KNOWN the Pharisees (the Sanhedrin) because THEY WEREN’T THERE.

        Secondary to that, the Pharisees as you call them, were Torah Jews. Torah law states to KILL any man who tries to change ONE WORD of the Torah. Those words are G-ds words, not the Pharisees words.

        Get your facts straight. Want to chat about this further? yehudahgriffin@gmail.com

      14. Lizz says:

        Brad This is not religious persecution. This is people who don’t want to have a sex shop near a school or church. What religion do you believe in? Also, “Whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery, Matt. 5:28”. I’m fairly certain Jesus wouldn’t approve of this store.

    2. kmrod says:

      it’s comical when people who have no idea what the first amendment says claim they should be allowed to do something because of what they *THINK* the first amendment says.

    3. Joep says:

      I was unaware that pounding you hoo-haw with a 16 inch vainly rubber happy stick was covered in the Constitution… or it that what the pursuit of happiness means…

      1. wade160th says:

        haha.

      2. Tim Skynet Blada says:

        I was unaware that you speak perfect English with proper grammar!

      3. Joep says:

        Tim, thank you so much for your feedback, now let me return the favor: This is writing not speaking. Your comment is not grammatically correct either, if you’re going to criticize someone’s grammar make darn sure yours is perfect. The Iphone auto correct feature sucks. Get off your not so high horse and go “Happy Stick” yourself…

      4. Atom&Yves says:

        That IS funny! Unfortunately, it would appear, that is also exactly what the left considers happiness.

    4. tgc says:

      no it’s not! don’t be stupid.

    5. Locke says:

      Demosthenes & ertdfg

      Your righs end at the tip of your nose.
      If the business you describe violates your property by having patrons park on your property you have a right to complain and have them stop. Same with loud noise or lights at night – as it violates your property rights. What they do inside isn’t anyones business.
      It is socialist to say that there are community rights, no there isn’t.
      But then again what are the chances you have something like that build next to you? Near complete zero.

      So for something that has a near zero chance of happening you are willing to give up all property rights to a private corporation known as a city? You are a slave and by your own actions enslave everyone else.

      1. Larry Campbell says:

        Quote: “Locke

        Demosthenes & ertdfg
        Your righs end at the tip of your nose.”

        I might have this wrong, but I think you might have that wrong. Their rights end just beyond the tip of your nose. It is a popular libertarian expression which simply states that any person has the right to do anything they please as long as you do not hurt anyone or damage anyone’s property.

    6. Sean Patriot says:

      You have absolutely no idea what you’re talking about. Go back to your xbox and STFU

    7. Jonathan Melton says:

      And how is the town keeping the owner from speaking his mind?

      1. Brad says:

        separation of church and state, idiot.

      2. Lizz says:

        Brad Separation of church and state was never mentioned ONCE in the Constitution. When it WAS mentioned, they meant “Gov’t can’t establish an official religion.” What they did not mean was “completely abolish religion and scourge it from the public sphere.”

    8. MikeinVA says:

      @Warlord: The First Amendment reads, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

      In what way has the town infringed upon this man’s right to practice his religion, engage in free speech, in either spoken or written form, assemble peaceably, or to petition the Government for a redress of grievances? I’m curious.

      BTW, you do not have a right to either a business license or to the town water supply. That is why you generally have to PAY for both these items.

    9. Baldy Kirby from Atlanta says:

      I agree.

      In fact, I’d dump the portable toilets inside City Hall, return the favor!

    10. Randall Dunning says:

      No it is not. The governing court precident is “Doctrine of Secondary Effects”. If the town can show that this increases prostitution, juvinile delinquency, or drug abuse as secondary effects, they have a fairly large range of zoning and business requirements that can be imposed. These will be affirmed in Federal Court. I have 3 books of cases on this topic that are over 20 inches thick.

      Last point: The Founding Fathers never intended the 1st Amendment to be used to suppress religious expression and promote licentious depravity. That is a post-modern moral inversion that is a fabrication of the political Left.

    11. Frankie Lorain says:

      There is not much decency left and you have none. Kids need protection from perverts like you, who assault their innocence in the name of freedom of speech. Porn is a bad seed and it is planted by the mere existence of these shops on main street. Of course you wouldn’t consider yourself a pervert, even with beads hanging out of your wazoo. This is my point. Desensitization has ruined us and freedom only works when good is common. You sicko’s should stick the gun in your mouth. Not your boyfriends gun either, the real one.

  4. Neo-Pagan nullifier says:

    @ ferris heeheehee very good the hateful bigoted hypocritical war on Christianity is a sick thing a very sick thong…. and I’m not even a Christian, just an average human who has not sunk beneath the level of animals, the sick Neo-Pagan/ Pseudo Liberal rabble will destroy everything.

    1. Massimo Deportado says:

      Is it not: Pseudo-Pagan / Neo-Liberal?

    2. lolumad says:

      Sick Thong eh? Freudian slip I’m sure. Subconscious desire to visit said store perhaps?

    3. Atom&Yves says:

      I’m not a Christian either, and I agree. Libs/Dems/progs/bigots, all the same, detrimental to any society they infest.

  5. Nunya Biznez says:

    They should have the sheriff come out and board up the place.

    1. jgdp says:

      The sheriff is the store owner

    2. Oob R. Daemon says:

      Yeah, because selling lingerie is such an imminent threat to public safety…

      This is a waste of time and money. Stop trying to legislate morality.

      1. Locke says:

        I agree stop the government from keeping Christianity from being taught/discussed schools.
        Stop legislating a lack of morailty!

      2. Abe says:

        I know, right? Like when we legislated the end of slavery back in the day. . . or legislated civil rights in the ’60s.

      3. Sean Patriot says:

        You are morally bankrupt, thats why you dont understand

      4. Jonathan Melton says:

        Quit trying to shove filth down their throats! And the idea of having it near a church! Have they no shame or fear of God?

      5. Jesus Chavez says:

        What? There’s a church within 1,000 feet of a school?!? Have the parents been notified that pedophiles are in the area?

      6. Randall Dunning says:

        This isn’t Victoria’s Secret, it is a sex shop a.k.a. a Sexually Oriented Business. The town can legislate against “secondary effects” of S.O.B.s. This is fully legal with abundent precident supporting such legislation in Federal Court.

      7. Snitch-in-Time says:

        Every law legislates someone’s morality. That statement itself is an attempt to assert or “impose” a moral position. Your argumen, therefore, fails as unaffirmable. Go back to the peanut butter and jelly table, sonny, and let the grown ups settle this.

    3. Reverend Justito says:

      Yes, what a great idea. Why stop murder, rape and gangs when you can go board up a store that sells underwear. Once this place is gone, the sheriff can move onto Target, Macy’s and even the 99 Cent Only store.

    4. Jonathan Melton says:

      AMEN!

  6. Done. says:

    Burn the store.

    1. SmokeyBear says:

      Burn yourself.

  7. Massimo Deportado says:

    I though MO was the show me state….. SMH

  8. RC says:

    I personally disagree with stores like these but am in favor of small businesses. As long as the shop is ether 1000 ft away from church, school, hospital, etc… and is moderate with its window displays I could support it. Though I still don’t like these types of stores😛

  9. Reverend Justito says:

    Just more proof of Republican leaders preventing us from living free.

    1. dk says:

      Wow. You have not been to school either, have you, moron? Build the store more than 1000 feet from church and school and you are free to sell your garbage.

      1. Locke says:

        dk
        That’s the same excuse the fascist atheists and muslims use to stop and arrest Christians from handing out Bibles on sidewalks. Fascism is fascism and I don’t support it in any form.

        The town should be disincorporated. Full stop. And I am a Christian who has never stepped foot in a ‘novelty’ shop of that kind.

      2. Reverend Justito says:

        Why can’t we have this within 1000 feet of a church or school? We all wear undergarments don’t we? I suppose Christ’s plan for your like dk was to go commando?

        There was an adult bookstore across the street from my school and it didn’t harm me at all. Oh and when I tried to go in there, they kicked my butt out faster than you can say Idaho senator getting freaking in an airport bathroom.

    2. SexualElephant says:

      BS, I am a Republican and I get my freak toys from these places too!

    3. Zach says:

      What about the freedom of a 10 year old to walk to ELEMENTARY SCHOOL without having to pass a “Pure Pleasure” sex shop display window?

      1. Reverend Justito says:

        A kid that age could walk past many bad things. While I don’t live in this town, I assume one could walk past a liquor store, a smoke shop, a gun ammo shop and a fast food restaurant. All of those things are far worse than undergarments and toys for love making, yet no one is jumping up screaming because Jr. has to walk past McDonalds.

      2. Thomas says:

        Plenty of streets, and most cities provide free buss service.

        But don’t let that stop your moral outrage. The kids can ignore the two hobos having sex in the alley, so long as they don’t see any clothing that is less revealing than a bikini.

      3. idiocy says:

        Because it is so much worse to see underwear than it is to see guns, or videos displaying death, killing and carnage. Oh but what about the 10 year old seeing an Occupy Missouri protester!?!?! OMG

    4. Abe says:

      Actually, you’re free to live anywhere you want.

    5. Libel Bob says:

      Amen.

      Perhaps the Drudgeturds can tell us how a bunch of repressed Republicans reigning in free enterprise is Obama socialism.

      Doesn’t Jeebus want y’all to procreate?

    6. Baldy Kirby from Atlanta says:

      And you’re just more proof that people like you are lying chunks of human waste, and outstanding poster children for abortion rights.

  10. ericed says:

    Any the city just made this the most popular sex shop in the country.

    1. American says:

      Bet ya it was owned by a jew too.

      1. Yehudah says:

        Wow. Hate much? What does being Jewish have to do with it? Funny how so many can hate on such a small number of people.

        You make me sick.

  11. AngusThermopyle says:

    Peverly isn’t 1,000 feet from end to end. But won’t someone think of the children? Sheesh.

  12. nowon_yuno says:

    There is a sex shop in Forsyth, MO or maybe its Kirbyville that has a church right next door and if I remember correctly its a lot less than 1000 feet

  13. Bruce Matthews says:

    Should a church be within 1000 feet of a school?

    1. Mac says:

      Of course not, they’re full of creepy priests!

  14. Zul says:

    These sex shops are more moral than the people running the church’s and schools.

    1. Zach says:

      Ha! That’s an amazingly insincere statement!

    2. LMFAO says:

      They need to cut the water off to all the churches in town!
      Sex Shop’s pays taxes, Churches dont
      Sex Shop’s don’t rape and molest children, Churches do
      Sex Shops provide entertainment, Churches are boring, hypocritical and in some cases unsafe if your in the wrong neighbor-HOOD
      I would rather spend time and money in a Sex Shop, than waste time and money in a church that protect’s Illegal Invaders, wants dirt poor people to over populate the world and crosses the line between church and state constantly

      1. LMFAO@U says:

        Why don’t we close schools? They don’t pay taxes, they have child rapists working there, by most accounts are more boring than church, and for the most part do a poor job actually teaching kids what really matters in life. They are too busy teaching them how to pass a standardized test. Oh yeah! A lot of them are in a shoddy neighborhood too.

        This is not a First Amendment issue. Nore is it infringing on this man’s right to own a business. He’s free to open shop anywhere but within a 1k feet of a school or church. C’mon man!

  15. Farm boy says:

    Missouri…where men are men and sheep are nervous.

  16. Elena Dima says:

    this sex shop need water please … democratie

  17. joey says:

    Larry Flynt, you are needed. Fuel up the old jet and bring your posse.

  18. JohnB says:

    Herp Derp
    I’m a Missourifaq

  19. NotASexNut says:

    So what does the shop owner do if the church builds next door to his shop after he opens?
    This is not an idle question I saw this happen in Panama City Florida. The ordinance there stated no drinking establishments within 1000 ft of church and the church built on around the corner from an existing bar. When the bar was sold they “denied” the new owner a liquor license because the entrances were within 1000 ft of each other. The new owner built a new door at the far side of his building to achieve the required distance and the church built a diagonal sidewalk to close the distance. The kicker here is that the number of liquor licenses available in Panama City is tied directly to the number of churches. One prospective bar owner found himself unable to get a liquor license and opened a church in his garage which created a new license for him. Sex shops are growing old as most people feel the pressure to avoid being seen in them and just buy online to avoid recognition that they have a normal human sex drive.
    I have always been unimpressed with the logic of religious groups against sex.

    1. Locke says:

      Christians aren’t against sex, just perversion. There is a difference.
      If you read the Bible there is quite a bit about the wonders of sex and pleasuring your mate.

      As for other religions, I can’t comment.

      “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
      John Adams

      “Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.” – Benjamin Franklin

      “.Virtue, morality, and religion. This is the armor, my friend, and this alone that renders us invincible. These are the tactics we should study. If we lose these, we are conquered, fallen indeed so long as our manners and principles remain sound, there is no danger.”
      Patrick Henry

      “The laws of man may bind him in chains or may put him to death, but they never can make him wise, virtuous, or happy.”
      John Adams

      “To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.”
      Theodore Roosevelt

      1. Jesus Chavez says:

        If you read the bible, there’s a lot about murdering men, women, and children, how much to sell your daughter into slavery for, how raped women must marry their attackers (unless they didn’t shout loud enough, then they’re to be stoned to death), how often to beat your slaves, all sorts of wholesome goodness like that. No thanks!

        Ben Franklin would go to Pure Pleasure Boutique… He was a worldly man: inventor, polymath, he enjoyed brothels as a youth, had an illegitimate son, and knew religion for the lie that it is. “Revealed religion has no weight with me.” — Benjamin Franklin

        Actually, many of our founding fathers were enlightened…

        “Let the human mind loose. It must be loose. It will be loose. Superstition and dogmatism cannot confine it.” — John Adams

        “I have examined all the known superstitions of the word, and I do not find in our particular superstition of Christianity one redeeming feature. They are all alike founded on fables and mythology. Millions of innocent men, women and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined and imprisoned. What has been the effect of this coercion? To make one half the world fools and the other half hypocrites; to support roguery and error all over the earth.” –Thomas Jefferson

        “What influence in fact have Christian ecclesiastical establishments had on civil society? In many instances they have been upholding the thrones of political tyranny. In no instance have they been seen as the guardians of the liberties of the people. Rulers who wished to subvert the public liberty have found in the clergy convenient auxiliaries. A just government, instituted to secure and perpetuate liberty, does not need the clergy.” — James Madison

    2. Zach says:

      The point in local ordinances is that the community affected can overturn them more easily provided they establish appropriate public pressure. Public pressure is more easily organized on a local level. This sex shop fella is clearly not able to find a hearing locally so he’s trying to get a federal ruling in order to bully the community into jettisoning their own values and adopting his. It’s not that difficult to find a community that shares your values. If you want a left-wing sex obsessed community move to San Francisco or New Orleans. If you want a tee-totaling religious community move to Panama City Florida I guess. If a majority of the people are truly being oppressed they can change the laws. But it is difficult to find another country. I’m mystified that the consensus on this thread is: freedom means forcing church goers and elementary school students to walk past sexualized fishnet and leather manikin displays. Moral people can be evangelistic, but it seems that they can’t match the numbers of the immorally evangelical.

      1. Locke says:

        The Constitution is designed to protect the minority from the majority.
        We live not in a democracy where the majority can eat the minority if they choose; but a republic where the minority are protected from the majority and have a right to protect and use their property.
        If the public disagree the the owner, they will not buy his goods and the store will fold – that is liberty, that is the system we are supposed to have in this country, not socialism where a city says you cannot own or use property unless you do it like a politician say you can.

      2. Abe says:

        Actually, Lockie, a point you miss about the fact that we are a representative republic is that the majority cannot be tyrannized by the rule of the mob as happens in a democracy where the minority eats the majority (see French and Russian Revolutions). Unfortunately, liberals don’t understand this. They think democracy is about the minority holding sway over the majority.

      3. cc says:

        Locke and Abe:
        Good comments. What is really important here is that this is a local issue and the local people will work it out. Meanwhile, we don’t have to have a federal law that affects millions of people that no one even knows. If this is a churchy town, this would not fly. Also, as you said, if they don’t want it, don’t buy the stuff…then they will leave.

      4. Locke says:

        Yes Abe I agree.
        But the minority have equal protection under law as well.
        Refusing to supply water violates this equal protection.

    3. never ending fight for freedom says:

      AKA Riverside Ca.

      There used to be the BEST fn race track in the USA. Was there for 30 years!

      They built homes next to it then shut it down because of noise??
      ( I think a LOT of government workers bought those homes…)

    4. Marlinda says:

      If you are so coarse in your thinking as to not understand how such businesses lower community standards, then it would do no good to try to explain it to you.

  20. Joe Golfendude says:

    NOW IS THE TIME FOR ALL GOOD MEN AND WOMEN TO COME TO THE AID OF THERE COUNTRY! HONORABLE AMERICANS VOTE THEM ALL OUT!

    The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president.

    The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince.

    The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.

    Some people have the vocabulary to sum up things in a way you can understand them. This quote came from the Czech Republic. Someone over their has it figured out. We have a lot of work to do.

    1. AngusThermopyle says:

      You and Rick Perry deserve each other.

    2. Libel Bob says:

      You realize that this business owner is being terrorized by religious *right* wingers, right?

      Now, if the city council had ordered free medical coverage for people who shopped there *then* you could blame Obama.

      Maybe Drudge should color code his links so morons like you know when it’s appropriate to post your dribble.

  21. Michael says:

    And yet they will put an abortion dungeon right next to a school.

    1. Reverend Justito says:

      Abortion dungeons sound like fun. Where can I find one of these?

      1. Michael says:

        I’m sorry your mom didn’t find it.

  22. justavoter says:

    Missouri is the worst state in the country. Missouri cares nothing for their mothers or children. The state of Missouri loves for their men to be unfaithful to their wives and Missouri law will even protect the jerks and force the children to accept their fathers cheating on their mothers. The state of Missouri does not care what happens to the children’s mothers. The men can even take their new girlfriends with them during visitation with the children during a divorce process. Then the mother and children have to move out of the house and the new girlfriends’s daughter gets to move in the house and the children get to visit 2 to 3 days a week. Isn’t Missouri just grand?

  23. Ralph-Sue Lumpkin says:

    So, I took a look at Google Maps and see that Pure Pleasures is within 1000 feet of a PAROCHIAL SCHOOL – Zion Lutheran School.

    Separation of Church and State much? Not only that, but Hillbilly’s Restaurant and Saloon (I kid you not) is even closer to the parochial school.

    Yeah, I am thinking that this municipality is going to have to backtrack and use another reason other than the fact that the naughty store is too close to a church school.

    Total BS, Pevely MO. By the way, I am a repub and support Pure Pleasures Boutique. I just may have to gather up my orderly republican brothers and sisters and occupy Pevely MO.

    1. Marlinda says:

      Schools are schools, friend. And I seriously doubt you are a conservative.

      1. Ralph-Sue Lumpkin says:

        I did not say I was conservative. I said I was a republican…friend.

        I’m a republican because I work for a living and I don’t like giving my money away to every social program and freeloader under the sun. Not because I am frigid and afraid of sex, dumb@ss.

  24. MADD Mom says:

    Hooray for these brave townsmen. Run the creeps out of business!

  25. Bravo says:

    It’s about time someone took a stand about these perverts and peewees who infiltrate our lives and neighborhoods.

    1. reverendjustito says:

      Bravo,

      I see no mention of anyone standing up against the Catholic Church. Where are you seeing this?

      1. Abe says:

        Clearly, you have not been paying attention.

  26. tgc says:

    Sounds like they didn’t tell him he couldn’t open his store, they just told him he couldn’t open his store AT THAT LOCATION. Why not try moving the location AWAY FROM THE SCHOOL! Oh wait, that would require common sense and liberals never use that. It’s much better to fight a losing battle and feel like you are some sort of lib hero!

    1. JP says:

      Lib hero? Mumbo jumbo. It’s fine for others to make their own rules and regulations, but when a “lib” does…watch out! Idiot.

      If you are for the party of self-government, “don’t tread on me”, etc., then you should let the free market decide. If you want rules and regulations, you can’t go around bashing “libs.” Sounds like you just want what works for you…typical idiot.

  27. LMFAO says:

    They need to cut the water off to all the churches in town!
    Sex Shop’s pays taxes, Churches dont
    Sex Shop’s don’t rape and molest children, Churches do
    I would rather spend time and money in a Sex Shop, that waste time and money in a church that protect’s Illegal Invaders, wants to over populate the world and crosses the line between church and state

    1. For Freedom and Liberty says:

      You are quite wrong on most every point. If you do not want to go into a Church do not go. Churches do not rape and molest people and more than sex shops rape and molest people.

      Church provides something that is not entertainment. I m sorry you have to be entertained every moment of every day. Try reading a book.

      I agree with you about churches and taxes. That will end soon enough.

      I do not go to church.

      1. LMFAO says:

        >If you do not want to go into a Church do not goChurches do not rape and molest people and more than sex shops rape and molest people<

        Funny I have heard many many many more stories of priests raping and molesting children and the church covering it up than a single story about a sex shop!

        The day when god (if he exists) and his church will admit and are held accountable for their sins, and open their banks accounts and take their fleeced trillions to pay for the damage they have done and the lives they have destroyed, I will be impressed!!

  28. JP says:

    How about you give the man a business permit and let the market decide his fate?

  29. HeyHey says:

    strange BIZARRE REDNECKS

  30. Eric P Turner says:

    christian control freaks at work again so much for they’re free market stance it only applies to whom they see fit. someone should take time and rip into the members of this boards private life and see just how much they are hypocrites nad public fakes then thru them in jail for being control freaks.

    1. Dumb laws! says:

      Amen Brother. I grew up in a house with a Baptist Preacher. He had the ‘dirt’ on all the Baptists in the county. It was a long list of transgressions. The worst being another married preacher who went to prison for banging a teenage girl. Sex shops would, perhaps, stop some of this.

  31. Bob Dobbs says:

    Simple shaming could have accomplished much more than all this legal wrangling, in far less time, and at zero cost. If the people of that town really don’t want the store there, there are many legal ways to make the owner’s stay unpleasant.

  32. Old Fogey says:

    No water confirms this to be a dirty business.

  33. sylvie says:

    The town has ordinances. Follow them! If you just have to have your sex shop, move it to a location that does not break their ordinance! The Feds have no business telling this city what their ordinances can consist of. If you just can’t live with the ordinances of the town your trying to operate your business in, then move your business out of that town! JEEEZ! Don’t brng down BIG GOVT. on them, just because you want to break the city’s ordinance… how stupid! Just how successful do you think your going to be now that you have pursued to force YOUR WILL on the people of this town anyway???

  34. sylvie says:

    This story reminds me of when they tried to enforce my son’s bus stop being at a liquor store lot to pick him up for school! I can assure you they moved that bus stop away from that liquor store because I would not back down from what they needed to respect, my minor son’s rights. You have to stay on issue here. The town didn’t say that this idiot couldn’t have his sex shop, just have enough respect to not situate it right in front of a church or school… now is that really asking too much? A little respect goes a long way in getting along with your neighbors.

  35. hooligan says:

    All I can say is be sure not to shake hands with anyone coming out of there until they turn the water on, just sayin.

  36. Hey No says:

    How come there’s never a zoning law that you can’t open a church or school withing 1000 feet of a sex shop?

    How come the church has more rights that the sex shop?

    Why legislate morality?

  37. Brad says:

    There is NOTHING in that window display kids don’t see everywhere, TV, Magazine covers, etc. on a daily basis. I’ve got a sneaky feeling all of those complaining here are envious because they (or their wives if male) don’t have the physique to wear such attire or the zesty sex life that might include such attire. Lighten up prudes! Run in there, grab a teddy and go have some fun. Yeehaw!!

    1. Samuel Williams says:

      That window display is just a file photo. It may or may not represent the actual store.

  38. American says:

    Imagine if it was a billboard saying “Jesus Saves” and was being denied permit, all these liberal idiots would be on the other side of what they claiming in most of these comments. You cant have it both ways, either live with the rules or stfu.

  39. For Freedom and Liberty says:

    We legislate some kind of morailty with every law we try to affect behavior of some kind. While I am sympathetic to the city, it is wrong. The city will lose in court and should end up be on the hook for legal fees.

    Why a 1000′ why not 1010′? why not 2000′?

    Should a child be forced to pass this place? No one is forced to pass unless there is only one road in this town.

    Are you saying this child will be so affected by seeing underwear that he will be damaged? Then Wal-Mart? The grocery store? and every other store in town should be subjected to the same law as someone may see underwear and be scared for life.

  40. Claire says:

    Good now these perverts can’t spread any more AIDS and herpes! Shut the freaks down and starve their sickening business!

    1. LMFAO says:

      But priests can continue to to rape and molest children, destroy lives and the church will continue to cover it up and harbor Illegal Invaders
      At least the sex shops pay taxes where churches dont!

  41. John Galtar says:

    Have a fairy donned in lingerie wave a magic wand and sprinkle some pixy dust.

  42. Ej Osis says:

    This was where I was going to put my radiation sewage center.

  43. Larry Greenwalt says:

    I know I feel so much safer when cities ban “novelty” shops for adults..but the banks and government can continue to rake us over the coals…

  44. john says:

    What is up with our obsession with sex? Keep it in the bedroom between husband and wife and get a frikken life!

  45. Me says:

    Who knew people had to fight for their right to sell edible panties in sight of a school. LoL. Out it of town where it belongs

  46. Chris Fitzgerald says:

    I’m going to go out on a limb and assume that this town is full of inbred stump stupid hillbillies. With corn nut teeth and giant hydroencephalitic heads.

  47. cwgf says:

    Good Job, Pevely. It’s a drop in the bucket, but we need to return to our values one town at a time. You have set a great example.

  48. PO'd Constitutionalist says:

    I hate the way CBS sided with the city on this and called the store a sex shop.
    I wonder if there is a Victoria secrete within 1000 foot of a church

  49. Korben Dallas says:

    As a fan of human sexuality, I think that city and it’s puritan jerkoffs in charge, need to STFU and get out of the way of that guys right to sell whatever the hell he wants, wherever the hell he wants.

    I am so sick of religious morons in this country.

    1. Yehudah says:

      You mean you are sick of morality….

  50. Louis Emery says:

    Seems that conservatives here only care about the liberties they like. If you are for liberty then you are for all liberties, including that of running a LEGAL business.

    1. MikeinVA says:

      If he is operating without a business license, than he is running an ILLEGAL business. Every business owner in America has to apply for a business license and abide by the regulations of the community in which they live. What makes this guy think he is so special?

      Seriously, if he were running a restaurant or a bar without a license, this would be a non-story. However, because “sex” is involved, a lot of people seem to think this merits some kind of special dispensation. It does not.

      1. Spanky T Smackme says:

        business license’s are nothing more than a TAX and unconstitutional restriction on free enteprize…………………there were NO such requirements when this country was founded.

    2. Baldy Kirby from Atlanta says:

      Louis, did your mother ever have any children that lived?

  51. Diego Roswell says:

    Censorship of any kind is bad for America. Trying to control what adults do with their time and money is tantamount to an authoritarian society, which I believe we strive NOT to be. The shop keeper is correct and should win this case unless we are not being told the whole story.

  52. Jeronimo Dan says:

    You just can’t hold progress back, but you can delay it for awhile, at a cost to taxpayers…

  53. Jimmy Jones says:

    I only had to read the headline to know he was a worshiper of Moloch

    1. Yehudah says:

      You are an idiot, obviously have no idea what you are talking about.

  54. Samuel Williams says:

    The report says “because the store violated a town ordinance of being 1,000 feet within an elementary school and a church.” According to this story, he is not prohibited from having a “sex shop” in the city. He should have chosen an alternate site, just like a convenience store selling beer would probably have to. (My father-in-law had such a store for 25 years and it was subject to a similar ordinance.) I support his freedom, but why press an issue like that? Why was it so important to him to have this place within 1000 feet of kids? At first glance, I kinda sided with the guy, but when I see the details,… nah, Dude’s just being a jerk. Have a some class and respect. Quit making a scene. Get away from the church and the school.

    1. idiocy says:

      Because anyone with a business will tell you that a big factor is location, location, location. How can he sell to the hypocritical church congregation if he is not near them?

  55. MikeinVA says:

    Good Lord, there are a lot of stupid people commenting on this article.

    First off, the First Amendment to the United States Constitution reads, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” No mention there of a right to engage in unrestricted commerce.

    Secondly, the Tenth Amendment states that “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

    That means that, so long as the rights and powers guaranteed under the federal and/or state constitutions are respected, state and municipal governments can pass WHATEVER LAWS AND ORDINANCES THEY DAMN WELL PLEASE. It’s called FEDERAL DEMOCRACY (after all, state representatives and town councilmen have to stand for election too). If you have a problem with the laws they pass, then you are welcome to campaign for the repeal of those laws, to elect new representatives, and to attempt to convince your neighbors and fellow citizens to come around to your way of thinking. If you are unsuccessful, you are welcome to relocate to a community for amenable to your sensibilities. But at least respect the rights to self-government of your neighbors, a majority of whom presumably support these ordinance codes and have elected representatives to their town council to see to it that their wishes regarding the government of their community are carried out. What about their rights, hum?

    Most importantly, WHEN YOU LOSE (and you WILL lose, because this is a democratic society, and WE ALL LOSE from time to time), don’t go whining about how your “rights are being infringed upon” and spewing nonsense about “the dark night of Christian fascism”, or whatever fantasies you need focus on in order to maintain an erection. Grown up: learn to accept victory with humility and defeat with grace.

    And, for God’s sake, don’t put your ignorance on display for the entire world to see.

  56. Linda Green says:

    Sex shops today are not what they used to be. They are not seedy places anymore. As long as nothing offensive is on display in a window for the kids to see I see nothing wrong. The only customers going to this shop will be the local adult citizens. Why wouldf they be any different entering or leaving this store than any other. Besides this shop could make a lot of the very same people happy if they just used some of the products, Smile and stop being so uptight. I am an old geezer too and not ugly. I hope. Now see what you did. I have a complex.

  57. rex dart eskimo spy says:

    why doesn’t the city just trump up a terrorism or kiddie porn charge and arrest the shop employees? that’s what any other self respecting third world dictatorship would do to solve the problem. besides, its not like Eric Holder gives a damn about the civil rights of white folks.

    1. Baldy Kirby from Atlanta says:

      Watch it, Rex!

      There’s some rabid left-wing anus suckers prowling around here, so you’d better duck before they wet their beds….

  58. Dave Mowers says:

    We need to dump all rules, ordinances, regulations and laws every 100 years and start over. We need freedom and prosperity again. There are so many rules, regulations and laws you cannot legally do anything anymore the only question is “Who are you offending?” because whomever it is they can find some legal grounds to attack you.

    We spent three months fighting and arguing with town council members to open a business. It costs tens of thousands of dollars all to deal with imaginary issues created by the council. Their main problem? How will the property look to passersby on a highway. Using local ordinances they imagined what they would like to see on our property and then proceeded to deny all applications until we spent the money to make OUR PROPERTY look the way THEY WANTED it to.

    Think about it.

  59. Olden Atwoody says:

    The dispute is over whether this is an adult-oriented novelty shop or a “sex” shop. The issue is yet to be resolved by the courts and there’s no reporting here to indicate any products are of an illegal or prurient nature.

    So, why does the TV STATION continually refer to this business as a ’sex shop’?

    Edward R. Murrow, you ain’t.

  60. Morris says:

    Pevely??? My bad…thought it was Pervely!

  61. Morris says:

    Pevely? My bad…thought fer darn sure it was Pervely!

  62. Bawanna says:

    I have seen some of the woman from that state and they can use all the help they can get !

  63. Arthur says:

    there is always going to be a corrupt bigoted hypocritical obama voter around to try to force feed their corruption down the throats of everyone else.

  64. Rowdy Boots says:

    Annnnnddd

    of course we can ignore laws we do not like–JUST LIKE THE CORRUPT DOGS THAT RUN OUR GOVERNMENT DO

    DO YOU EXPECT LESS FROM THE POPULATION?

    If his shop is illegal, get the police to shut him down

  65. John Galt says:

    Remeber that your rights and freedom are bestowed upon you not from the government, but from your creator. We the people then give the government the right to exist. Goverment cannot create anything, it does not own anyting. The only power the government has is to destroy freedom. To tax and steal and control the people who brought it into existence. Be careful about what freedoms of your neighbors you are willing to sacrifice.

    First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out —
    Because I was not a Socialist.

    Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out —
    Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

    Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out —
    Because I was not a Jew.

    Then they came for me — and there was no one left to speak for me.

  66. yoshiknows says:

    these things must be allowed under the first amendment but they should be relegated to industrial park areas because they are offensive to 90% of the population – this guy is an idiot thinking he can win this fight…..

  67. ILikeRush says:

    Maybe he ought to open a house of prostitution also. The laws are the laws. If people don’t like the laws then they need to work to get them changed.

  68. Stephanie T says:

    Good for this town. One of the few left with morals. I don’t want to walk my kids by stores like this, either.

  69. PHenry says:

    Some comments have referenced the town’s “right” to shut down businesses they disapprove of. I think this needs clarification. Governments don’t have rights, they have powers. Under the United States Constitution, people have rights. Those rights exist precisely to limit the use of governmental power. Government power and individual rights are in fact inversely correlated. The more powerful the government, the less empowered the citizenry, and vice versa. Thus by saying the town has a “right” to keep out undesirables you are really saying that the government should have the power to strip private citizens (if you’ll pardon the term) of their freedom to live their lives as they, each individual, sees fit.

  70. Nen Noircat says:

    Too colose to a union run school that fails to educate children and a church where pedophile parishioners are molesting kids. Yeah, get those degenerate sex shop folks out of there!

  71. 'Nother-Son-O'-Ursus says:

    Re: “Kleinhans originally filed a lawsuit against the city in January to acquire a business license, saying it court records that it is not an “adult store” and that it is a “novelty shop.”

    If I were the lawyer for this store, I’d be singing that old ‘X-mas’ refrain: “It’s beginning to look a LOT, (‘$$$$$$’), like Christmas…” right ’bout now!

    …Didn’t turn on the water?
    If the town’s act(s) against this business owner are due to ‘religious’ issues, this could be filed (criminally AND civilly) as a ‘hate-crime’, with triple damages & seriously increased jail time!
    Oh, the irony!
    This is…HILARIOUS!

    The Culture-Warriors lost their great social-experiment in right-wing-engineering!
    They need to get over it & concentrate on hassling others over some new
    ‘pietistic’ nonsense!

    1. Baldy Kirby from Atlanta says:

      ‘Nother-Son-O’-Ursus, you are an outstanding example of why partial birth abortions should be outlawed….

      It looks like you fell off the table and got away.

      Another prom night dumpster ba-beee…..

      BTW, tell your mom I said hi, I’ll drop off the check tomorrow.

  72. Brandon says:

    The city has the freedom to deny the business license and has voted to do so. Good for them and the people they represent. Are you saying they shouldnt have the freedom to be free of the problems sex shops bring?

    The city has the freedom to deny black people and has voted to do so. Good for them and the people they represent. Are you saying they shouldnt have the freedom to be free of the problems blacks bring?

    Same logic, equally flawed in both statements.

  73. nuisance says:

    Gotta love the Talibaptists.

  74. logicnothuff says:

    Just wait until a Clinton appointed judge gets ahold of this one, and he’ll overturn the will of the citizens before you can say “Jack Robinson”!

  75. glenp says:

    Georgia criminals run rampant but they are busy busting adult toy stores.

    You can’t get a ring vibrator in Ga. with the stupid laws

  76. Big Flex says:

    Sounds like the people in charge of that town need to get LAID!

  77. William Thomsen says:

    There is a good reason for zoning sex shops out of good communities. Multiple studies have shown that near sex shops there tends to be more crime, street prostitution, AIDS, drug addiction, vagrancy, depressed property values, murders, rapes, deferred maintainence of buildings, urination in public, etc, etc, etc. I wouldn’t want a sex shop in my town but bogus “constitutional law” has forced in on my community and now were paying a dear price for this stupidity. Our property values have plummeted and our city has to hire more police to patrol our new ghetto. No where in the Constitution does it say that communities that don’t want sex shops have to have them.

  78. This is a case of community trying to enforce its standards and nothing else. Communities have the right to set their own standards including zoning and decency. This man is just trying to thumb his nose at rules he knew going in. (I know some thing rules should be set to benefit the lowest common denominator but that is not how it works).

  79. John Zimmer says:

    1000 ft rules seem fair on the surface. Who could argue against not having a sexually oriented business within 1000 ft of a school?

    The dirty secret is there are likely no location that is zoned commercial that isn’t within 1000 ft of a church or school. If there is a location, someone will rent a low rent strip mall store and call it a church to prevent the sex shop from getting a license.

    1000 ft zones are thinly veiled tools used to censor.

  80. Rationalist says:

    Anarchy at it’s core – forget the rules, everyone does what they see fit in their own eyes…

  81. 1776 says:

    Hats off to Pevely! Their citizens (justifiably) don’t want this filth in their community. Fifty+ years ago, such an “establishment” would’ve been (rightly) met with a “Mississippi House Warming Party”.

  82. Wizzid says:

    Maybe the name of the town should be changed from Pevely to Peevish.

  83. Indy says:

    I see these types of stores everywhere. Seems over the top to shut the water off. It`s not like they have degenerates hanging out in the parking lot.

  84. Machismo says:

    Kleinhans was denied a business license because the store violated a town ordinance of being 1,000 feet within an elementary school and a Church.
    The Church has an opportunity to bring sinners to the Lord. Have the Sex shop next door. Nothing wrong with sex pleasure between married couples? Mabe some of those stuffy old men, and fed up women need some help? The school…The Sex shop could make them a deal on the comdoms they are handing out! Give free Advise on the Gay Adjenda the School is teaching our children. Show what Gays use and how they use it.

  85. Mark says:

    These sorts of rules (1000 feet within anything etc.) are not designed to protect anyone and everyone that has worked in government knows is is a backdoor ban on something. EVERYTHING inside a town of 1000 or more residents is within 1000 feet of a school or church. And so what if it is? This town sounds like a bunch of dictatorial nazis. There is NO excuse for this. There is nothing wrong by any stretch with a “sex” novelty shop. So a married man can’t go to one of these stores with his wife? That is the sort of morality these nutjobs are trying to enforce. WE NEED NAMES

  86. Not a Moony for Jeeeebus says:

    Stupid, redneck Christians. You can see much worse at Victoria’s Secret.

  87. Not a Mooney for Jeeeeebus says:

    Stupid, redneck Christians. You can see much worse at Victoria’s Secret.

  88. case 2594 says:

    ok ppl i come froma farm nd do u kno how mucg zoning laws help…..if it wasnt for zoning laws we could b living within 1mile from 25,000 head of cattle…..i come from a farm i assume most of u ppl r city ppl so being a city person how would u like to live within 1mile of 25,000 head of cattle

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