Grand jury to evaluate obscene statue

Friday, September 14, 2012
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Residents of a Kansas city have successfully petitioned for a grand jury investigation of a controversial figure.

Cosby, Phillip (AFA of Kansas & Missouri)Phillip Cosby of the American Family Association of Kansas & Missouri tells OneNewsNow about the item in question, which is located in the Overland Park Arboretum.

"It is a nine-foot-tall bronze statue of a totally nude woman," he details. "Her arm is extended, and she's taking a picture of herself, in essence sexting herself."

The problem is the statue is located in an area that is frequented by children -- typically grade school age and up.

"We believe that is breaking the Kansas law of promotion of obscenity to a minor, promoting materials harmful to minors," Cosby explains.

The Overland Park City Council refuses to hold hearings and has deferred to China rather than the citizens on the obscenity issue. So, Cosby launched a petition drive and obtained the needed signatures to impanel a grand jury.

"This grand jury will be 15 members of average citizens that will look at the evidence, the law, and consider the decency issue surrounding this sculpture in the child's venue," the pro-family advocate details.

He believes the city council members are "pretty decent folk; they just kind of fell in the ditch together and they can't find their way out to save face."

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