Skip to comments.Marriott Hotels Promoting Gay Getaways
Posted on 12/08/2013 11:18:55 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
So I was on the Marriott site looking for deals and vacations for the family this holiday season and early next year and they have a section for gay getaways.
I thought the Marriott family were all hardcore Christians and Mormons?
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And maybe that’s what they call them (and for shame, of course, for dipping so deep in the gutter) but really, wouldn’t any group of people be able to use the deal? Until a customer is asked to prove his or her “gayness.”
Don’t expect a lot out of the LDS. They are confused at best and directed by the weather vane, not by the Holy Spirit.
Expect a lot out of God.
And anyhow, it’s just a broad hint at most. Yes it’s bad to do. No it would not be wrong for straights and singles, as applicable, to consider the deal. Hey, why not bring some gospel with you, if it really will be such an event. Some there would be very obdurate, but others may be going with the flow while still looking for something better in their heart of hearts. Help them find that something better. Go where the trouble is, and meet it. It’s God’s way. He went where the trouble was, 2000 some years ago.
Guess they won’t be supporting Romney anymore.
You mean the same Romney that demanded that the Boy Scouts allow gays?
Mormonism is a different religion from Christianity.
No Christian church recognizes Mormonism as a Christian denomination.
Ding! Ding! Ding!
Roomey works for them
I know that...but I also had read that not all of them were Mormon’s but Baptist’s as well.
Marriott was for many years in the late 1940s and 1950s president of the LDS Church’s Washington Stake headquartered in Washington, D.C
Marriott’s legacy continues today through the continuance of the company he founded and through his community involvement and philanthropy. Marriott was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and sought to share the church’s teachings with others by placing a copy of the Book of Mormon in each hotel room, alongside a copy a Gideon Biblea tradition that has endured. He also donated funds to the church’s flagship tertiary educational institution, Brigham Young University, resulting in the naming of the university’s 22,700-seat multi-purpose arena (Marriott Center) in his honor. While serving as home to the BYU Cougars men’s and women’s college basketball teams, the center also hosts various cultural events and religious devotionals. It is America’s largest on-campus arena built for basketball. Also at BYU, the university’s business school, the Marriott School of Management, is named in honor of Marriott. On the campus of Marriott’s alma mater, the University of Utah, stands the J. Willard Marriott Library.
Look at their corporate policy towards smoking. The Pink Swastika is part of the same intolerance.
I don’t know why the long history of the Marriott, Mitt was named after J. Willard Marriott, the founder of Marriott International.
December 03, 2012 http://news.marriott.com/
Mitt Romney Rejoins Marriott International Board
Mitt RomneyW. Mitt Romney has rejoined the board of directors of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR), the company said. Gov. Romney, the 2012 Republican nominee for U.S. president, begins his board term today.
J.W. Marriott, Jr., the companys executive chairman, said, We are delighted that Gov. Romney has agreed to rejoin our board, on which he has served with distinction twice before. We will benefit from his tremendous energy and capability to guide long-term success in an increasingly complex business environment. We look forward to working closely with him again as a member of our strong, talented and diverse board.
Arne Sorenson, Marriotts president and chief executive officer, said, Gov. Romney has proven to be an astute, independent director who is fluent in the demands and opportunities of our highly competitive industry. We are fortunate to have him back on our board.
Gov. Romney said, It is an honor to once again be able to serve in the company of leaders like Bill Marriott and Arne Sorenson and to support the work of the tens of thousands of Marriott associates who make Marriott International the renowned success that it is.”
Marriott has made sure he isn't jobless due to 2012.
"We are delighted that Gov. Romney has agreed to rejoin our board, on which he has served with distinction twice before," J.W. Marriott, Jr., the company's executive chairman, said in a statement. "We will benefit from his tremendous energy and capability to guide long-term success in an increasingly complex business environment. We look forward to working closely with him again as a member of our strong, talented and diverse board."
Romney addressed the move, which comes less than a month after his loss to President Barack Obama, in a statement.
"It is an honor to once again be able to serve in the company of leaders like Bill Marriott and Arne Sorenson and to support the work of the tens of thousands of Marriott associates who make Marriott International the renowned success that it is," he said.
If anyone wants to avoid Marriott hotels, here is a list of the company’s brands:
Smart move! Go after 2% of the market and alienate the other 98% This worked so well for JC Pennys!
More like, enjoy time with the 17 year old you just abducted. This would be great for Harry Reid. Wash the sheets!
I thought the Marriott family were all hardcore Christians and Mormons?
No the Marriotts are not Christians...
They are Mormons though...
Willard Mitt Romney of the Mormon pacifists Romneys was named for Willard Marriott..
I’ll not be earning any more Marriott points in this lifetime.
Marriott has announced that their properties are now homosexual whorehouses.
Ive got over a thousand nights at Marriotts and never cracked open the book of mormon once
They do run a great line of hotels but Springhill Suites not so much
Probably why they are pandering to the fags
Heh - at the top of that list?
Mitt: “I’ll be better for gays than other Marriott Board Members.”
“Ive got over a thousand nights at Marriotts and never cracked open the book of mormon once”
You should open it every time... And write inside the cover, “this cultic material contradicts the Holy Bible, perverts the Gospel you need for salvation and makes God into an idol.”
No need for Marriott or to patronize lovers of sodomites.
I prefer Hilton properties.
Hotel rooms are ick-fests anyway.
I always bring my own sheets and pillowcases.
Jim Gaffigan does a great bit on them - I think it’s from Mr. Universe (can’t find a legal link, but it’s a hoot).
The Marriott family were all hardcore capitalist. Nothing wrong with that only they need some ethics in their money making.
Being Mormons, they are quite capable of holding 180 opposite beliefs simultaneously. The Marriot family head thought of himself as a god in embryo yet enables and profits from porn, etc., proving to whom he has sold his soul for mammon.
Me too. I have 450,000 reward points sitting building up various dreamtracker vacations...this however totally was an in your face promotion on the page and I was like wtf is this? Been staying at Marriott hotels since I was a little kid and do find their properties to usually be the best...especially the beach resorts.
This pandering however did not make me happy at all as the other promotions are all family friendly bring the kids yadda yadda.
AND a queerified military?
Can anyone imagine a higher chance of sleeping on a bed that was used for...... that?
a good boycott target, so many choices out there
I do believe that I will choose a hotel other than a Marriott in the future.
Romney was merely a contender, just blame Bush..
You got the last part right.And a 'hardcore' Mormon is an astute businessman if nothing else.
"All of this should be conveyed without having priesthood leaders focus upon intimate matters which are a part of husband and wife relationships. Skillful interviewing and counseling can occur without discussion of clinical details by placing firm responsibility on individual members of the Church to put their lives in order before exercising the privilege of entering a house of the Lord. The First Presidency has interpreted oral sex as constituting an unnatural, impure, or unholy practice. If a person is engaged in a practice which troubles him enough to ask about it, he should discontinue it."
- Official Declaration of the First Presidency of the Church, January 5th, 1982
"Among the most common sexual sins our young people commit are necking and petting. Not only do these improper relations often lead to fornication, [unwed] pregnancy, and abortions - all ugly sins - but in and of themselves they are pernicious evils, and it is often difficult for youth to distinguish where one ends and another begins. They awaken lust and stir evil thoughts and sex desires. They are but parts of the whole family of related sins and indiscretions. Almost like twins, 'petting' and fornication are alike."
- Prophet Spencer W. Kimball, The Miracle of Forgiveness, page 65
"Also far-reaching is the effect of the loss of chastity. Once given or taken or stolen it can never be regained. Even in a forced contact such as rape or incest, the injured one is greatly outraged. If she has not cooperated and contributed to the foul deed, she is of course in a more favorable position. There is no condemnation where there is no voluntary participation. It is better to die in defending one's virtue than to live having lost it without a struggle."
- Prophet Spencer W. Kimball, The Miracle of Forgiveness, page 196
"And Cain said unto the Lord, My punishment is greater than I can bear. Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth." (Genesis 4:9-14.) That was true of murder. It is also true of illicit sex, which, of course, includes all petting, fornication, adultery, homosexual acts, and all other perversions. The Lord may say to offenders, as He did to Cain, "What hast thou done?" The children thus conceived make damning charges against you; the companions who have been frustrated and violated condemn you; the body that has been defiled cries out against you; the spirit which has been dwarfed convicts you. You will have difficulty throughout the ages in totally forgiving yourself."
-Prophet Spencer W. Kimball, "Love Versus Lust", BYU Speech January 5, 1965. Often-used quote still used today in LDS seminary classes.
"I do not find in the Bible the modern terms "petting" nor "homosexuality," yet I found numerous scriptures which forbade such acts under by whatever names they might be called. I could not find the term "homosexuality," but I did find numerous places where the Lord condemned such a practice with such vigor that even the death penalty was assessed."
- Apostle Spencer W. Kimball, "Love Versus Lust", BYU Speech January 5, 1965
"If adultery or fornication justified the death penalty in the old days, and still in Christ's day, is the sin any less today because the laws of the land do not assess the death penalty for it? Is the act less grievous? There must be a washing, a purging, a changing of attitudes, a correcting of appraisals, a strengthening toward self-mastery. There must be many prayers, and volumes of tears. There must be an inner conviction giving to the sin its full diabolical weight. There must be increased devotion and much thought and study. And this takes energy and time and often is accompanied with sore embarrassment, heavy deprivations and deep trials, even if indeed one is not excommunicated from the Church, losing all spiritual blessings."
-Prophet Spencer W. Kimball, The Miracle of Forgiveness, Page 155
"How like the mistletoe is immorality. The killer plant starts with a sticky sweet berry. Little indiscretions are the berries -- indiscretions like sex thoughts sex discussions, passionate kissing, pornography. The leaves and little twigs are masturbation and necking and such, growing with every exercise. The full-grown plant is petting and sex looseness. It confounds, frustrates, and destroys like the parasite if it is not cut out and destroyed, for, in time it robs the tree, bleeds its life, and leaves it barren and dry; and, strangely enough, the parasite dies with its host."
- Apostle Spencer W. Kimball, General Conference Address, April 1, 1967.
20. Then the LORD said, "The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin so grievous
21. that I will go down and see if what they have done is as bad as the outcry that has reached me. If not, I will know."
4. Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom--both young and old--surrounded the house.
5. They called to Lot, "Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them."
6. Lot went outside to meet them and shut the door behind him
7. and said, "No, my friends. Don't do this wicked thing.
Isaiah 3:9 The look on their faces testifies against them; they parade their sin like Sodom; they do not hide it. Woe to them! They have brought disaster upon themselves.
2 Peter 2:13b Their idea of pleasure is to carouse in broad daylight. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their pleasures while they feast with you.
49. "`Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy.
50. They were haughty and did detestable things before me. Therefore I did away with them as you have seen.
1. But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them--bringing swift destruction on themselves.
2. Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute.
3. In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.
4. For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, putting them into gloomy dungeons to be held for judgment;
5. if he did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others;
6. if he condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by burning them to ashes, and made them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly;
7. and if he rescued Lot, a righteous man, who was distressed by the filthy lives of lawless men
8. (for that righteous man, living among them day after day, was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard)--
9. if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials and to hold the unrighteous for the day of judgment, while continuing their punishment.
10. This is especially true of those who follow the corrupt desire of the sinful nature and despise authority. Bold and arrogant, these men are not afraid to slander celestial beings;
11. yet even angels, although they are stronger and more powerful, do not bring slanderous accusations against such beings in the presence of the Lord.
12. But these men blaspheme in matters they do not understand. They are like brute beasts, creatures of instinct, born only to be caught and destroyed, and like beasts they too will perish.
13. They will be paid back with harm for the harm they have done. Their idea of pleasure is to carouse in broad daylight. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their pleasures while they feast with you.
But there IS hope!!!
1 Corinthians 6:9-11
9. Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived:
Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders
10. nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
11. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
If you could NOT change, you would be in most pitiful shape...
Or vice versa...
"This book contains hardly NO practices of LDS, Inc., the religious organization based in Salt Lake City.
For those you need to look into their Doctrines and Covenants (they one they DON'T ask you to pray about).
Oh; you'll also need to look into The Pearl of Great Price.
It contains the much discussed Book of Abraham.
"Also, if you are looking for the SECRET practices done in Mormon 'temples'; good luck, for they are to be found NOWHERE in any of their SCRIPTURES.
You could add a PS:
Since you are staying in a Marriott, you already know what the inside of a Mormonic temple looks like.
Without much more than worldly moralizing, they don’t have a robust defense against Satan here.
These folks MIGHT have misunderstood “the gospel of modern Christendom.”
What “modern Christendom” has presented as the gospel has ALWAYS been a mixed bag from the word go. From observation, I regard many (though not all) modern Mormon organizations as very badly confused Christians rather than as fundamentally apostate from Christ. They are a kind of meta-Protestant, but with a lot of garbage doctrine confusing the way.
At any rate, it looks like their attempted defense against sexual immorality is a lot of “don’ts.” The great secret of the ages is that the defense is not found nearly as much in don’ts as in do’s. DO present your body boldly to the Lord, complete with all its desires and passions, confused or otherwise. Pretending they aren’t there only results in pockets of sin that never get taken care of in this mortal coil. Sin is bad aim; it came to pass because of original sin devotion to the devil (through various means). It is forgivable and healable. God is the consummate straight shooter and will teach you how to shoot your arrows. But don’t hide them from God. That’s the worst thing you can do.
It ain't much of a leap from lots of women sex partners to lots of men!