First the police came for the lesbian devil babes,
Then they’ll come for us!
Or so the ACLU seems to believe. I’ve always kinda liked Coop’s stuff specifically and pinup art in general; and while I’m a churchoing Republican it’s really pretty difficult to offend me. But If I were a parent I’d be distressed by today’s pervasive and explicit sexual imagery. There’s got to be a limit to where adult things are displayed, and I think it’s reasonable to define that limit as public places where kids can be expected see them. Some parents may choose to be more liberal than others, but it’s not a noble act to take that choice away from them by waving sex in their kids’ faces and laughing when they’re offended. It has nothing to do with religion or oppression, just common courtesy.
For a variety of reasons I don’t think this case will hold up. It also sounds like the police could’ve been more polite about the whole thing and gotten the desired result instead of a negative news story. But I understand why the officer gave this guy a ticket, and I’m not going to pretend this First Amendment is now in tatters because a resident of Clovis, New Mexico can’t adhere stickers of naked women to his car.