Sunday, April 13, 2008

The War on Porn

Why is it that people actually care enough about what other people do in the privacy of their hotel rooms that they feel the need to block access to pay per view porn? I mean, what the hell?

Several conservative groups, including the American Family Association, are asking Marriott International Inc. to stop giving hotel guests the option of ordering pay-per-view movies with strong sexual content.

AFA, based in Tupelo, said 47 "pro-family leaders" have signed a letter asking chain's chief executive, J.W. Marriott Jr., for a meeting to discuss their concerns.

Marriott was told that stopping "porn movies" would be in keeping with the corporation's position of "promoting the well-being of children and families," AFA said in a news release.

Source: Conservative groups ask Marriott to stop offering hotel guests option of adult movies - International Herald Tribune

These people are going to wake up one day and realize they wasted their entire lives. If the concern is children viewing porn, try this. When you check in at your next hotel  in "please blog the adult content". I've done it when traveling with my children. Problem solved.

I have  a suggestion for Marriott hotels, add "block adult content" as an option on your customer profile database. I doubt fundies will use it. How else can they tell if the movies need to be blocked? Somebody must take one for the team (I write about this stuff all the time, so don't try to deny it!)

Of course, this is just another example of James Dobson trying to legislate our national morality. I've got news for you Dobson - this issue is none of your business. And given the profits involved here, you have no hope.

A funny side note. The last time I stayed in a hotel was last Wednesday night. It happened to be a Marriott. Instead of watching TV in my off hours. I powered up my Mac and updated the obituary posts I keep ready for a few key Christian luminaries. I don't want to go into how anal I am here. Suffice it to say my friends often shake their heads with an odd look on their face when they learn of some of my odd habits. In this case, I read a book on writing that suggested writing obituaries for famous people as a months long exercise in editing. I've been doing it for about a year now. So... my James Dobson obituary post was updated Wednesday night instead of even thinking about watching cheesy hotel porn.

7 comments:

Buffy said...

My tongue-in-cheek suggestion? Demand that hotels stop having Bibles in nightstand drawers. Do you know what kind of atrocities are in those things--and right there in the open where any child can get them! That should show the RRRW how idiotic their desire to control everything and everyone is.

Of course they wouldn't get it, for they're incapable of perceiving anything but their own viewpoint. And they don't care about the needs or desires of anybody but themselves. Bloody control freaks.

jamon said...

Wankers, the lot of 'em.

Carolyn Ann said...

It should be banned! It upsets the women and horses!

Hypocrisy, that is.

:-)
Carolyn Ann

Carolyn Ann said...

Oh, Jamon: I wouldn't know. I only watch porn for the dialog...

:-)

Carolyn Ann

Gwenny said...

They care because so many ministers charge porn to the church when they are traveling. :D

Jersey said...

I REALLY wish others would stop butting into my personal business or bother what I do with my own Internet connection that I pay for. If you believe "what goes around, comes around"...most people do not realize that most porn sites have viruses that load onto their computers...

Anonymous said...

Regardless of whether pay TV porn is available in hotel rooms, people are using the beds to have casual sex. So safe sex and STD information ought to be in the drawer instead of the bible. Also, STD information advertising should be on the TV before all porn films compulsarily. The proffessional classes are amongst some of the most ignorant and irresponsible about STDs and could really benifit, as could religious types who are inclined to be in denial also.
Is anyone interested in funding the cost of this? As for Gideon's bibles, proselytizing in schools and public fundraizing are also needed.