Protest Outside a Porn Shop Lasts Five Years

Covenant Eyes Radio – Episode 77

On July 21, 2005, a group of concerned citizens in Uniontown, Indiana, started a round-the-clock protest against a newly opened adult superstore, the Lion’s Den. Rain or shine, the protesters have been there along I-65, 24 hours a day for the last five years.

They are known as the Uniontown Watchdogs.

Protesters dissuade truckers and other travelers from entering the Lion’s Den with signs that say whoever enters this store, that person’s picture will be taken and posted on the protesters’ website, War-Line.org. Truckers also have photos taken of their license plates sent to their employers.

Today we get to hear from the protesters themselves to hear about their experiences: Jon Pearce, pastor of First Baptist Church of Crothersville, and Rob Patterson, the one who posts photos on War-Line.org.

What do you think?

In an anonymous survey on our blog:

  • 43.3% said, “I believe the Watchdogs have a right to protest, but their methods are harmful to their Christian message.”
  • 56.7% said, “I believe the Watchdogs have a right to protest the way they are doing it, and I think their methods are an effective way to promote their anti-porn message.”
  • No one thought the protesters were unlawfully harassing Lion’s Den patrons.

Make a comment below. Give us your opinion.

 

Music for today’s podcast is “Every Knee” by Phil Joel.
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