Skip to comments.Conservatives try to curtail hotel porn
Posted on 08/22/2006 12:04:00 PM PDT by King of Florida
NEW YORK - Pornographic movies now seem nearly as pervasive in America's hotel rooms as tiny shampoo bottles, and the lodging industry shows little concern as conservative activists rev up a protest campaign aimed at triggering a federal crackdown.
A coalition of 13 conservative groups including the Family Research Council and Concerned Women for America took out full-page ads in some editions of USA Today earlier this month urging the Justice Department and FBI to investigate whether some of the pay-per-view movies widely available in hotels violate federal and state obscenity laws.
The coalition also is trying to draw attention to CleanHotels.com, a directory of hotels and motels nationwide that pledge to exclude adult offerings from their in-room entertainment service.
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Might want to throw that comforter on the floor when you stay at one of those hotels. That or bring some forensic tools to tell just how clean the room is or isn't.
Heck, porn is free in some hotels. /sarc
If you don't want it, don't order it.
I think that's just one of many problems with hotels nowadays. Don't let the bedbugs bite.
Regardless of how I feel about the increased availability of hardcore porn on hotel pay-per-view systems, I am loathe to petition the government to increase its regulation into the content of what entertainment people can choose to purchase in their hotel rooms.
There have been porno movies available in hotels at which I have stayed. I CHOSE NOT TO WATCH THEM. If I had a child old enough to operate the TV, I would have had the front desk block the 'adult' channels.
Caricature of a Puritan: Violently upset that someone somewhere might be having fun.
Freedom is too much to handle for some people.
You and your simple logic.
Both sides of the political spectrum have their share of the nanny staters. I can't stand 'em.
What Hotels should do is turn off porn access to rooms which have minor children registered as staying, and only turn it on if spedifically authorized by an adult. Otherwise Hotels could be selling porn to minor children which is probably against the law in every state.
Did you ever see the 48 hour episode where they went into hotel rooms with one of those infrared devices that show semen in a dark room It was EVERYWHERE....After seeing that, I always bring my own pillows and comforters!!! IT'S DOWNRIGHT SCARY!!! LOL!
I wonder how much money these would make if the name would appear on your bill.
I wonder how much money these would make if you had to call the desk and request the movies be permitted in your room (as opposed to the current default which is to permit them unless you request otherwise).
In other words, I wonder how much money these would make if the people watching them did not do in private what they wished not to have exposed in public.
They dont gots no porn in them Motel 6 places. They hardly got any teevee in them. Them as dont like pron shuld stay in them hotels and leave them others for us who dont care whether there is porn on the teevee or not.
Pretty simple, isn't it? But evidently the protesters don't want anyone else to be able to order it. ....and don't want to be tempted to do so themselves. Iow, busybodies with little self-control.
If you ban it on the TV, people will just use their high speed internet connections to get it. This seems like a silly issue to spend time on.
IMHO, having them turned off should be the default for any room that has minor children registered to stay in them. They should be able to offer it, but they should have to take some precaution that they are not peddling porn to children.
Exactly. Stop your holy war to tell other people what they can and cannot do. That is what we are fighting in the war on terrorism.
Though unable to cite specific cases, Burress contended that the availability of in-room porn is making hotels more dangerous.
Good luck against the power of the dollar is right! I certainly cant be trusted to make a decision for myself, so these kind folks are stepping in to try and make the decision for me.
"The leader of the campaign against in-room porn is Phil Burress, a self-described former porn addict who heads the Cincinnati-based Citizens for Community Values."
Wonderful. He doesn't watch it anymore, which means NOBODY should watch it anymore. Yay freedom!
"If you don't want it, don't order it."
My thoughts exactly!
It's not like you can order it by accident.
You need to hit "ENTER", "*" , right arrow TWO TIMES, "SELECT", down arrow, and "ENTER".
Or so I've heard.
Don Quixote rides again.
While I agree with you where adults are concerned, unfortunately young people can rent a room and watch it, and that is the biggest problem that I can see.
So Marriott has gone smoke free, including it's subsidiaries, finds porn more acceptable than smoking. Also, these "franchise-holders" are free to make their own decisions about porn, but not about whether to provide smoking rooms. Hmmmm.....
Same as, "If you don't like abortion, don't have one." Hmmm.
Just as I thought, its like smoking and alcohol.
One guy can't handle it so he becomes as addicted to eliminating it as he was to it.
Instead of just learning to live and make responsible choices in a world of temptation like the rest of us do.
I don't get it. Don't you have to specifically ask and pay for the porn? I got to file this under my "Stupid Conservative Tricks".
I really would like them to have to POST their porno services, as I would LOVE to avoid those places and the people who frequent them. They put warning labels on cigarettes? Pornography has destroyed a lot of beautiful couples, and hurt juveniles, marring their futures. I haven't met a Registered Sex offender yet that didn't have big time trouble being addicted to pornography.
You are evil. :)
My wife and I flip through the menu and find the most outrageous title we can. Then we improvise what we imagine to be a scene from said title. Lots of laughs and lots of fun, and no $9.95 charge.
I keep meaning to put some wakka-wakka music on the laptop to enhance the experience.
Geez, let people watch what they want to watch and stop asking for the state to be everyone's nanny.
While I agree with you that trying to force people to be moral (or at least honest) is a bad idea, what we are fighting in the war on terrorism is the tendency to kill or maim innocent women and children in large numbers.
They are NOT the same thing. The effort to equate terrorism with sincere religious belief, even misguided religious belief, is wrong.
Agreed! If you dont like the hotel dont stay there,if you dont like porn..don't order it
Yes, because it's not enough that they don't watch porn. They must make sure that nobody else watches it either. Stupid waste of time from a bunch of busybody pecksniffs.
Stupid comment of the day.
From the ChurchLadyBlog:
Well, Kathleen Simpson and I went to the big Christian Blog convention last week, and wanted to report back to our readers.
The convention was great! We learned how to optimize our Blog for Google and how to operate the spelling checker in FrontPage. Were hopping to cut down on the errors that way.
There is one thing, though, that I wanted to discuss will all you readers. As you know, the convention was held in the Raddison Hotel near the airport. Kathleen and I shared a room to save money (keep looking at those Google ads there on the right, folks).
Well, we got settled in and turned on the TV. We never did find the 700 club, but we did find something so shocking that I can scarcely believe it. There was channel after channel of pornography right there on the TV in our room.
We were shocked, I must say. Kathleen and I were up all night, investigating just exactly what sorts of horrors these evil people were broadcasting into the hotel rooms of unsuspecting Christians.
All I can say is that we watched over 10 hours of this filth. We were so exhausted that we missed the keynote address the next morning.
Something must be done about this pornography in hotel rooms....it inflames the lust and can even lead to homosexual behavior, even between normally heterosexual adults.
I'll have more to report next week, but Kathleen and I are off to another convention this weekend. This time it's the Christ's Bloggers Convention in Atlanta. We hadn't planned to attend this one, but it sounds so exciting.
DON'T TOUCH THAT HOTEL REMOTE!!
I used to do expenses for a moderate sized company, and let me tell you, there's only one kind of movie that costs $17.99, and it ain't When Harry Met Sally.
There was one fella, who must've had a horrible porn addiction, 'cause there was one of those on just about every hotel bill he turned it. Not that he didn't go through the trouble of blocking it out with a black sharpie, but for God's sake, I'm an accountant, you don't think I can add that up?
Sadder thing was, though, he'd crossed a friend of mine in the office, really burned him, and I just couldn't resist walking around the office with his hotel bill and keeping all manner of people up to date on "Poor Danny's porn addiction" much to the delight of many co-workers.
Word to the wise, just download porn onto you laptop or send photos to your G Mail account for a more private source of self-abuse while on the road.
If what I just wrote made you sad or angry,
it was probably just a joke.
Yup. There is no virtue in involuntary morality.
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