UPDATE: Federal court in Philadelphia ruled on 1/12/15 in our favor: the “adult” business agreed to have all charges they brought against The King’s Men dismissed! Full story: pafamily.org/2015/01/victory-courageous-men-win-court-case
Randall Wenger – our Chief Counsel – along with Jeff Conrad and Emily Musser-Bell of Clymer, Musser & Conrad have been putting in tireless hours in preparation for a federal court case starting Monday (January 12); and your prayers for all involved would be appreciated.
The legal team is defending The King’s Men, a Christian men’s organization committed to helping men grow spiritually, and to fighting obscenity and pornography in our communities.
The King’s Men have been effective in having a prayerful, legal presence outside of “adult” bookstores and strip clubs in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Their efforts have significantly impacted the business of such clubs – even so far as one strip club in Bucks County going out of business and a family restaurant taking its place. We highlighted The King’s Men efforts in our article Loyal Servants to the King back in 2008.
The Independence Law Center’s efforts with The King’s Men and others have been so effective that a memo by a strip club owner to other owners warned them about us, saying:
“This organization will be the downfall of all adult clubs in Pennsylvania.”
That brings us to Monday’s court hearing. Because of this effectiveness, a sex-oriented business in Montgomery County has sued The King’s Men on a series of charges.
These charges are ridiculous and we’re confident in our case – but there are no guarantees. Please pray for the attorneys involved in the case, and for The King’s Men – that God would protect and guide them as they stand up for righteousness.
Everyone should have the right to stand up for their principles and be free to publicly declare those principles – just like the ways The King’s Men have shown. Thank you for keeping them men in your prayers.
“Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.” Phil. 4:8
The Independence Law Center – part of the Pennsylvania Family Institute – provides legal service without cost to The King’s Men thanks to the generosity of others. If you would like to support our efforts to defend people like these men, you may make a secure financial contribution online at www.pafamily.org or call our office at 717-545-0600.