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Fundie whining: Bibles are being replaced with 'intimacy kits' at hotels

The OneNewsNow headline asks the question: Is there a future for Bibles in hotels? The answer is apparently NO, as “deviant” upscale hotels around the country are offering Good Lube instead of the Good Book. Except in “family-friendly” Branson, Missouri, naturually, where the bible is not in a drawer but out on the dresser for those needing a quick glance at the scriptures before getting down to business.

The American Hotel and Lodging Association says use of religious materials in rooms at luxury hotels has dropped by 18 percent since 2001. Conversely, many upscale “boutique hotels” — designed to cater to a younger leisure travel demographic as opposed to the shrinking business guest clientele — are adding amenities like condoms, intimacy kits, and sexually oriented games.

That stands in stark contrast to rooms at Myer Hotels, says marketing spokesman Chris Myer, where Bibles are on display on top of the dresser, open and book-marked. Myer owns several facilities in the Branson, Missouri, area. “We get great comments on that; great feedback from our guests. I think it only takes that one person who is maybe down and out, that they can find peace through that Bible,” he says.

Myer thinks the “intimacy kits” and sex games are still elements incorporated into the extreme end of his industry and are not mainline hospitality fare as of yet. But he admits that the removal of Bibles represents the growing sentiment to be politically correct in an atmosphere of cultural warfare. He terms it “very unfortunate” that in today’s society some feel it is inappropriate to have a Bible in a hotel room, yet perfectly acceptable to allow “hard-core obscene pornography” to be made available to hotel patrons.

Gee, Mitt Romney served on the Marriott board, a “mainline hospitality” chain if there ever was one, for over a decade, and it offers pay-per-view porn. And the fundies didn’t like it one bit, though Mitt says he doesn’t remember the whole in-room porn dealie.

During a recent Associated Press interview, Romney said he did not recall pornography coming up for discussion while he was on the Marriott board from 1992 to 2001. Despite being chairman of the board’s audit committee, he also said he was unaware of how much revenue pornography may have generated for the hotel chain.

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