Jefferson City Council asked to close Cirilla’s

Three Jefferson City residents, including former City Councilman Roy Viessman, invoked God’s name Tuesday night, and the need to protect morality, as they asked Jefferson City’s Council to find a way to restrict or shut down Cirilla’s, a recently opened business they say sells pornography.

But, the city’s legal staff told the council, the store doesn’t qualify as a porn shop under the city’s ordinances — laws that were drafted to strike a balance between the community’s conservative interests and the free-speech protections of the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment.

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Jan Kruse has been one of the store’s strongest critics.

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