Citizens for Community Values of Indiana

CCV Community Victories

September 1995
CCV helped pass an ordinance in South Bend that regulates sexually oriented businesses just 30 days after the Adult Emporium opened. The ordinance strengthened community protection and changed exterior signage of SOBís in South Gateway corridor.
Summer 1997 CCV facilitated the removal of sexually oriented business advertising from Transpo busses.
April 1998 CCV celebrated Video Victory in Cassopolis, Michigan, which resulted in voluntary removal of entire stock of pornographic videos in local video store.
May 1998 CCV helped stop the opening of a massage parlor in Niles, Michigan
November 1998 In conjunction with the U.S. Deportment of Justice, CCV provided obscenity prosecution training to local law enforcement as well as to U.S. Attorney, FBI, IRS and Indianan State Police.
March 1999 St. Joseph County Prosecutor Chris Toth successfully prosecuted escort services for prostitution.
April 1999 CCV helped stop the opening of a strip club in Berrien Springs, MI.
July 1999 CCV helped pass a landmark sexually oriented business ordinance in Mishawaka that places public health and safety restrictions on porn sex industry.
November 1999 St. Joseph County, Michigan, Prosecutor orders raid of oriental spa in While Pigeon, Michigan, for prostitution just days after CCV leaders meet with concerned citizens, White Pigeon City Council Members and the Chief of Police.
January 2000 City of South Bend revokes the Little Denmark pornographic bookstore's license for multiple violations of city adult business ordinance provisions originally passed at CCV's urging in 1995.
February 2000 Cass County Prosecutor Scott Teter orders police raids on three massage parlors which result in a series of arrests and charges for prostitution.
March 2000 CCV helps pass sexually oriented business ordinance in White Pigeon, Michigan.
July 2000 Federal Court Judge Allen Sharp ruled completely in favor of the 40 page Sexually Oriented Business that CCV helped to pass in Mishawaka in July 1999. It contains some of the toughest provisions every passed and upheld by the Courts in the United States, including 10:00p.m. closing for all sexually oriented businesses.
August 2000 CCV is joined by 400 supporters, friends and community leaders for the March For Community Values.
August 2000 CCV helps to pass sexually oriented business ordinance changes in South Bend that require all adult businesses to close at 10:00p.m. and eliminates lap dancing by imposing a 10 feet distance limitation between dancers and patrons, as well as requiring the doors to be removed from peep show booths. The vote was a unanimous bipartisan victory - 9 to 0.
September 2000 The Indiana Alcoholic Beverage Commission, with input from CCV and local elected officials, turns down the Peaches Show Bar's request to hold their liquor license in escrow effectively stopping the strip club owners from experimenting with a 'strip show juice bar' for 18 year olds.
October 2000 St. Joseph County Indiana Prosecutor Chris Toth opens special Community Justice Center in the South Gateway Corridor of South Bend on Sough Michigan Street. Special Community Oriented Prosecutor to focus on prosecuting criminal activity of local porn/sex industry.
December 2000 CCV helps to pass Sexually Oriented Business Ordinance in St. Joseph County. The vote is a unanimous bipartisan victory - 9 to 0.
February 2001 Grand Jury convened by St. Joseph County Prosecutor Chris Toth to consider Obscenity charges. 96 obscenity, money laundering & racketeering charges filed.
August 2001 CCV Executive Director, Patrick Mangan addresses Indiana Association of Cities & Towns on "How to Establish Constitutional Protected Sexually Oriented Business Ordinances".
October 2001 CCV Executive Director meets with Former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese III.
November 2001 1st Obscenity Trial in St. Joseph County History
April 2002 U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upholds landmark Mishawaka Adult Business Ordinance.
May 2002 Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter enters "Strip Bar vs. South Bend Adult Business Ordinance" trial on behalf of City and counters Judge Scopelitis' initial ruling. Attorney General says ordinance is not pre-empted by State law.
November 2002 CCV defeats second largest strip bar chain in United States - DejaVu and keeps them out of Lake County.
March 2003 Pleasureland, Mishawaka pays $25,000 fine and abandons challenge of Adult Business Ordinance to the U.S. Supreme Court.
May 2003 CCV stops strip bar from opening in Niles Township, MI.
December 2003 Pleasureland pleads guilty to Obscenity Charge.
December 2003 Adult Emporium pleads guilty to Obscenity Charge.
June 2004 Kitty Kat, the notorious strip bar, is closed and Arthur Ford sent to prison for felony prostitution.
September 2005 Indiana Alcohol & Tobacco Commission overturns local Board in a unanimous decision to take away the Glo Worm's Liquor License.
October 2005 Three Colley-owned strip bars bought out by City and closed.
November 2005 Teaser's Strip Bar demolished.
July 2006 Special Rights Ordinance for Homosexuals defeated in South Bend.
September 2006 GloWorm Liquor License renewal denied by Indiana ATC.
October 2006 Kitty Kat Strip Bar demolished.
October 2006 Bob Urbanski steps down from the St. Joseph ATC as ATC Attorney informs him of his conflicts of interest.
November 2006 GloWorm Strip Bar is demolished.
November 2006 Former Ace Hi Strip Bar is demolished.
February 2007 CCV No Special Rights Task Force opposes Vagina Monologues at University of Notre Dame. Monologues forced off campus as no faculty are willing to sponsor this year.
March 2007 Stopped public sale of Playboy Magazines from residence in St. Joseph County.
May 2007 Stopped Chippendales male strip show at Time Out Sports Bar in St. Joseph County.
May 2007 Established CCV-PAC of Indiana ( )
July 2007 Established
September 2007 Launched
December 2007 CCV Task Force successfully opposed attempt to revive Special Rights for Homosexuals ordinance in South Bend.
June 2008 Helped stop strip bar from opening in New Buffalo
July 2008 Helped keep adult business ordinance strong in Bertrand Township, MI

"All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

Our Mission
Protect men, women and children from the misinformation of sexual activists, and the harms of sexual addictions, sexual predators, sexually oriented businesses, materials harmful to minors, broadcast indecency, and the porn/sex industry in all of its forms, by promoting the principles of the Judeo/Christian ethic which is the foundation of our nation.
Our Vision Empower concerned citizens and community leaders to significantly reduce sexual exploitation, sexual promiscuity and sexual abuse in Indiana and beyond by:
  • Increasing public awareness of the harmful effects of pornography-inspired sexual promiscuity, addiction, and abuse particularly in the lives of children.
  • Supporting the enactment, defense and enforcement, within the Constitution, of limitations on the porn /sex industry in all of its forms.
  • Lovingly opposing the legitimacy of all extramarital sexual relationships.
  • Faithfully supporting the traditional family based on the premise that marriage equals one man and one woman.
  • Offering assistance to people suffering from the results of sexual addiction, sexual confusion, sexual promiscuity, and sexual abuse.

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