Gary Herbert

Penthouse targets Utah for declaring porn a health crisis

Utah's declaration of pornography as a public health crisis has created a backlash from sexually explicit publications, earning Republican Gov. Gary Herbert a mention on the latest cover of Penthouse magazine, which also sent copies of the issue to him and leaders in the Utah-based Mormon church.

The cover of the magazine's issue for July and August features an image of a model against an American flag along with a sardonic headline teasing the cover story about Utah's pornography resolution, passed earlier this year.

The magazine's editor, Raphie Aronowitz, admits the move was aimed to agitate.

"We wanted to show these guys that them imposing their views on us...