This is a short summary outline of the law governing the regulation of pornography and sexually oriented businesses prepared by Benjamin W. Bull. It appears as Appendix C in CDC’s larger manual: Protecting Communities from Sexually Oriented Businesses.
The author, Patrick A. Trueman: “It is my observation, after my more than 20 years of service to this cause, that there is no good whatsoever that comes from watching pornography – for adults but especially for children.”
But I would maintain that what has now become a floodtide of obscenity is one of the most pressing moral problems of our time, primarily because of its effects on marriages and children. Most hardcore pornography is also degrading to women and much of it depicts violence against women. The floodtide of obscenity also undermines the right of every American to live in a decent society and undermines our military’s efforts to curb religiously based terrorism. I also think that our nation is at a crucial juncture in the war against obscenity.”
Patrick A. Trueman: “Sexually oriented businesses, commonly referred to as SOBs, are rapidly proliferating throughout America. There are many reasons for this, high profit, lax law enforcement, low skill level needed for management and employees, etc. But, there is one predominant reason for the proliferation. It is the green light given SOBs by counties and communities throughout America. That green light is the lack of proper zoning and licensing requirements for such businesses.”
October 1997: “Cleburne, Texas: Why and How Our City Organized A Joint County-Wide Sexually Oriented Business Task Force”
Why and How Our City Organized A Joint County-Wide Sexually Oriented Business Task Force: “[T]he purpose of this paper is to provide assistance to you in the important aspects of organizing, drafting and adopting a SOB ordinance or amendment to your current SOB ordinance. Please be aware that the courts often address ‘how’ an ordinance was adopted when discussing whether the court finds the ordinance to be content-neutral.”