August 13, 2008

From the Desk of Phil Burress
President of Citizens for Community Values

Citizens’ E-Courier – August 13, 2008

WOW! These are very busy days at CCV offices. We are engaged in work and projects and events that I sincerely believe will make Ohio and America a better place for us and our posterity.

We are working for a more decent society, one who cherishes, encourages and protects religious and political freedom, and one that strengthens the most basic building block of any society…the family.

We are blessed to have a “government of the people, by the people, and for the people.” But our form of government has one key requirement: our participation. I hope you’ll get involved and be a part of the solution.

Leadership Institute Training
in conjunction with
Citizens for Community Values

Grassroots Campaign School
Westerville Church of the Nazarene
355 Cherrington Road · Columbus, OH  43081

August 23, 2008 · 9:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: $20 (includes meals and materials)


Quotes from the last Grassroots Campaign School

  • “I really enjoyed this highly informative conference.  It has helped me understand what politics are about with more in depth knowledge.”
  • “This has definitely raised my ire to get more involved and possibly run for elected office.”
  • “Great Information!  My graduate school professor always used to tell us, ‘Think globally, act locally.’”
  • “Great overall picture of the real world of effective political action.”
  • “Excellent – Thank you!  Very invigorating.  Only downside is that it’s so much info, and hard to absorb it all!”
  • “It’s been very informational.  It was great with the speakers and wonderful for upcoming candidates.”
  • “Overall, lectures were very interesting and stimulating.  The backgrounds of the individual speakers gave them the credibility they needed to communicate their respective messages.”

Six-city fall tour features David Barton, Bob McEwen

Cincinnati, Dayton, Springfield, Columbus, Toledo, Cleveland.  During three days, September 29 through October 1, CCV and six of Ohio’s foremost Christian radio stations are bringing these two popular speakers to Ohio.

Click here for the dates, locations and times in the city closest to you.

Revisionist historians have removed all traces of it from our textbooks. But the fact is – the heritage and the foundational documents of this great nation are uniquely Christian in origin.

And returning this nation to greatness will require that Christians once again accept their role in the patriotic process. Famed Christian historian and author David Barton, founder of WallBuilders, along with former U.S. Congressman Bob McEwen, a sought-after Christian motivational speaker, address our history and our hope in a compelling, educational and motivational presentation that is eye-opening, heart-stirring and life-changing.

This is a must-attend event for your family, your friend, your church. Please contact CCV for promotional materials.

Salute:  Elected officials and law enforcement keys to fighting crime

Another article in the Cincinnati Enquirer has identified more arrests coming from advertisers who place ads CityBeat’s adult classified sections in the weekly tabloid and in their online edition

‘Body rubs’ lead to arrests
Sharonville cracking down on prostitution at hotels
By Carrie Whitaker • • August 9, 2008

SHARONVILLE – Spurred by numerous complaints from hotels in the city, Sharonville police were shocked by what they found when they began a prostitution investigation.

In a city of 14,000 residents (37,000 by day when workers are counted), police uncovered a thriving trade on the Internet and in adult entertainment listings, with Sharonville as a prime destination.

Now, authorities are pushing back, with some success.

Most of the come-ons are for women selling services such as “body rubs” and “girl friend experiences,” which police say are thinly-veiled references to paid sex…

According to Nesbit, detectives found that those women were linked to Web sites, as well as publications such as Yellowbook and CityBeat, where they were advertising their services for massages and escort-type services.

“Prostitution has always been around in different ways,” Nesbit said. “(Customers) used to have to go to a seedier outlet, like a street corner. But online, they can do it in their own home, in a protected setting.”

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