July 1st, 2010 By | News | Posted In: LGBT Issues, Business, Protests

Pride Timing Irks CCV


Phil Burress' obsession with other people's sex lives is continuing unabated.

Burress, the head of Sharonville-based Citizens for Community Values (CCV), is upset that this year's Cincinnati Equinox Pride Festival is being held downtown on the Fourth of July and could potentially intrude on some Independence Day events. CCV has sent a mass e-mail to its followers, asking them to write letters of protest to companies sponsoring the event.

CCV's e-mail stated, "Homosexual activists have taken center stage in downtown Cincinnati's July 4th celebration. Rather than have their Pride parade in June as usual, they chose Independence Day to flaunt their sexual desires.

"Instead of celebrating our Declaration of Independence, downtown Cincinnati will be celebrating sexual appetite. If you decide to go, please be forewarned that you may be exposed to deviant behavior," it continued.

And here we thought most of the "deviant behavior" occurred behind closed doors at organizations like the Family Research Council with George Rekers or at New Life Church with Ted Haggard. But we digress.

The e-mail goes on, "We are sad to see that these activities sponsored by familiar names, including Macy's, U.S. Bank and Cincinnati-based Fifth Third Bank. Please contact these companies by clicking on the links below. Use a personal message or cut and paste the optional text provided below. They need to hear from all of us!"

Yes, they do. That's why progressive groups are urging people to e-mail the companies and express their gratitude for the firms' support of the Pride festival.

Perhaps the most disturbing passage by CCV is included in its "optional text" to send to the companies. It states, "A side note: We are also sad to see P&G and Kroger allow their employees to couple their good names with an event based on sexual behavior. Would P&G and Kroger allow their name (sic) to support a swingers or adulterers club? Whatever the title, it's all about sexual cravings!"

Methinks someone has difficulty controlling their carnal urges, and his initials are "P.B."

To provide some background, Burress is the man who said he became addicted to pornography while walking home one day many years ago and found a sexually explicit magazine laying on the ground. After viewing it, pornography became his all-consuming obsession and threatened  to ruin his life until he asked his God for help, Burress has said. Apparently God told him that interfering in the lives of others, whether they shared Burress' lack of self-control or not, was the best way to proceed and earn a nice salary in the process.

In 2002, records show Burress made an annual salary of $87,581 plus benefits; his wife, Vickie, who works as CCV's "victim assistance coordinator," makes $28,167 plus benefits. No doubt, the salaries have increased in the intervening years.

Who knew this "God business" paid so well?

07.01.2010 at 07:29 Reply
Filthy Phil Bur-ass is a hypocritical pervert.


07.02.2010 at 08:16 Reply
I'm beginning to believe Burress has sexual performance issues that he's afraid to discuss with his physician. It's quite possible this guy is frigid & impotent. He might also be lacking in the male inventory department, too. For one to be so obsessed with others' sexual & social preferences is really sick, twisted, & downright frightening. Burress is a pervert & it's about time someone called him out.


07.04.2010 at 06:45 Reply
I'm pretty disturbed by all the talk about this Buress character being a sexual pervert. Particularly when it's part of a larger supposedly progressive commentary on sexual orientation. I don't see how people can attack someone for his sexual habits(porn) and attack him because he attacks the sexual practices of others(gays). The whole thing is just very irrationally anti-sex, and frankly, hypocritical.


07.04.2010 at 09:54 Reply
Go cheney yourself bike756. Burr-ass is a self admitted porn addict. The guy is both a pervert and a hypocrite.


07.04.2010 at 11:07 Reply
I don't get the fuss about CCV. The date of the parade or location really has not relevance. CCV won't like it no matter what whether it is in Northside or downtown. Regarding business support, what I found most telling this year was when I walked into a Macy's store one day and saw a sign visibily expressing support for GLBT persons. It's nice to see people from Macy's and other companies march in the parade. But it makes even more a difference when you walk into their business and see such a wonderful expression of welcoming. It's these day to day events that make such a difference in the end. I somehow expect that CCV is struglling in this world we have where due to the internet everything is more linked and information is much more availlable. And more and more companies make such an open expression in their place of business, not simply being in a parade. Considering all of this, I wonder why even make the fuss over CCV or even mention it again in your forum?