An anti-porn group based in Southington is looking to expand and battle porn throughout the state.
Concerned Citizens for a Pornography Free Southington is changing its name to Citizens for Community Values of Connecticut, reports the New Britain Herald.
“One reason they are dong this is so they can be a non-profit group so that donations are tax-deductible,” Attorney Vincent McCarthy, senior counsel for the American Center for Law & Justice, told the paper. “They want to raise money and this will help.”
The grassroots group started up last year after residents heard about a sex shop opening up in town -- Very Intimate Pleasures -- on much-traveled Queen Street.
McCarthy told the Herald that Citizens for Community Values of Connecticut might also fight other V.I.P. stores in the state.
Despite the group’s efforts, Southington’s V.I.P store still opened. However, anti-porn activists have been integral in keeping other similar stores closed.