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Conservatives try to curtail hotel porn
AP via Yahoo! News ^ | August 22, 2006 | DAVID CRARY

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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KEYWORDS: adultmovies; churchlady; cwa; frc; harridans; hotels; mrsgrundy; nannies; obscenity; porn; puritans; toomuchfreetime
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Good luck against the power of the dollar.
1 posted on 08/22/2006 12:04:01 PM PDT by King of Florida
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To: King of Florida

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.


2 posted on 08/22/2006 12:05:16 PM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: King of Florida

Heck, porn is free in some hotels. /sarc


3 posted on 08/22/2006 12:05:20 PM PDT by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: King of Florida

If you don't want it, don't order it.


4 posted on 08/22/2006 12:05:40 PM PDT by Perdogg (Democrats = terrorists)
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To: weegee

I think that's just one of many problems with hotels nowadays. Don't let the bedbugs bite.


5 posted on 08/22/2006 12:06:11 PM PDT by dirtboy (This tagline has been photoshopped)
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To: King of Florida

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.


6 posted on 08/22/2006 12:07:18 PM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: King of Florida

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.


7 posted on 08/22/2006 12:08:32 PM PDT by RebelBanker (If you can't do something smart, do something right.)
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To: Perdogg

Freedom is too much to handle for some people.


8 posted on 08/22/2006 12:08:34 PM PDT by TheBigB (And ON the 8th day, HE spaketh and said, "Letteth there BE more cowbell!" And it was good.)
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To: Perdogg
If you don't want it, don't order it

You and your simple logic.

Both sides of the political spectrum have their share of the nanny staters. I can't stand 'em.

9 posted on 08/22/2006 12:09:18 PM PDT by vikzilla
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To: King of Florida

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.


10 posted on 08/22/2006 12:09:51 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: weegee

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!


11 posted on 08/22/2006 12:10:20 PM PDT by Hildy (Faith is not believing that God can. It is knowing that God will.)
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To: King of Florida
The rooms all say that the name of the movie you watch will not show up on your bill.

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.

Shalom.

12 posted on 08/22/2006 12:11:11 PM PDT by ArGee (The Ring must not be allowed to fall into Hillary's hands!)
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To: King of Florida

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.

[/bubba]


13 posted on 08/22/2006 12:11:23 PM PDT by MineralMan (non-evangelical atheist)
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To: Perdogg
If you don't want it, don't order it.

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.

14 posted on 08/22/2006 12:11:34 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: King of Florida

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.


15 posted on 08/22/2006 12:12:09 PM PDT by John Jorsett (scam never sleeps)
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To: RebelBanker
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.

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.

16 posted on 08/22/2006 12:12:37 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: Perdogg
If you don't want it, don't order it.

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.

17 posted on 08/22/2006 12:12:38 PM PDT by Tatze (This tagline is brought to you by the Admin Moderator!)
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To: King of Florida

Though unable to cite specific cases, Burress contended that the availability of in-room porn is making hotels more dangerous.



This is just plain silly.

In the first place, Hotel movies are soft porn - you can see the same thing on Cinemax at night.

In the second place, all of these Hotels now have high speed internet links - where EVERYTHING is available.


18 posted on 08/22/2006 12:12:46 PM PDT by Mack the knife
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To: King of Florida

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!


19 posted on 08/22/2006 12:13:13 PM PDT by nolaw0ady (come for the funeral, stay for the pie.)
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To: Perdogg

"If you don't want it, don't order it."

My thoughts exactly!


21 posted on 08/22/2006 12:15:42 PM PDT by mr_hammer (They have eyes, but do not see . . .)
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To: Perdogg

Bingo.
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.


22 posted on 08/22/2006 12:15:43 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: King of Florida

Don Quixote rides again.


23 posted on 08/22/2006 12:16:11 PM PDT by A Balrog of Morgoth (With fire, sword, and stinging whip I drive the RINOs in terror before me.)
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To: VRWCmember
I agree that seeking to have the government intervene is misguided.

Stage a boycott if they find it to be important.

The American Library Association and public libraries need to be challenged (as they are accountable to the taxpaying public).

The ALA (and therefore virtually all libraries) holds the position that there is no such concept as "age appropriate material". The ALA won't restrict what materials go into the library and won't restrict access to any materials.

So if a library has an archive of Playboy (for the interviews, including those with President Jimmy Carter, or cultural and sociological studies), the ALA holds that minors should be given access even though it would be criminal for a newsstand to offer that same access.
24 posted on 08/22/2006 12:16:20 PM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: Perdogg
If you don't want it, don't order it.

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.

25 posted on 08/22/2006 12:16:37 PM PDT by NRA2BFree (PEOPLE WHO FOLLOW ISLAM ARE KORANIMALS!)
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To: King of Florida
Both Kathy Shepard of Hilton and Roger Conner of Marriott said the bulk of their hotels are operated by franchise-holders who make their own decisions about in-room programming. They made clear, however, that their companies consider adult movies to be an acceptable option

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.....

26 posted on 08/22/2006 12:16:38 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama (Al-Queda can recruit on college campuses but the US military can't! --FReeper airborne)
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To: Perdogg

Same as, "If you don't like abortion, don't have one." Hmmm.


27 posted on 08/22/2006 12:16:39 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: King of Florida
" 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. "

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.

28 posted on 08/22/2006 12:16:45 PM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and Apologise for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: King of Florida

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".


29 posted on 08/22/2006 12:16:50 PM PDT by Paradox (The "smarter" the individual, the greater his power of self-deception.)
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To: Perdogg

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.


30 posted on 08/22/2006 12:17:03 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: Lazamataz

You are evil. :)


31 posted on 08/22/2006 12:17:19 PM PDT by A Balrog of Morgoth (With fire, sword, and stinging whip I drive the RINOs in terror before me.)
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To: King of Florida
Providing porn to hotel rooms is a matter of NATIONAL SECURITY! That's right... I'm not making this up. We need Federal legislation requiring that porn be available in every hotel room in America. "Why?" you ask? "Why?"?!? Isn't it obvious?!? You monitor the rooms of Muslim men between the ages of 17 and 45 for their viewing habits, room service orders, and water usage. Those who watch a bunch of porn, order booze by the gallon, and waste an acre-foot of water grooming are your next suicide bombers, of course!! (And after they check out, a towel count is necessary to complete the picture. If a washcloth is missing, then that's your man. They have a habit of wrapping up their Habib Thomas before rushing off to explode.)
32 posted on 08/22/2006 12:17:37 PM PDT by Redcloak (Speak softly and wear a loud shirt.)
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To: SJSAMPLE

hahaha....


33 posted on 08/22/2006 12:17:55 PM PDT by dakine
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To: King of Florida

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.


34 posted on 08/22/2006 12:18:10 PM PDT by Snake65 (Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace-- but there is no peace. The war is actually begun!)
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To: rabidralph
"Same as, "If you don't like abortion, don't have one."

Except nobody dies. And the hyperbole award goes to....
35 posted on 08/22/2006 12:18:14 PM PDT by ndt
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To: King of Florida

Geez, let people watch what they want to watch and stop asking for the state to be everyone's nanny.


36 posted on 08/22/2006 12:18:23 PM PDT by thoughtomator (There is no "Islamofascism" - there is only Islam)
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To: Tatze
That is what we are fighting in the war on terrorism.

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.

Shalom.

37 posted on 08/22/2006 12:18:25 PM PDT by ArGee (The Ring must not be allowed to fall into Hillary's hands!)
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To: rabidralph
Same as, "If you don't like abortion, don't have one." Hmmm

Hmmm, not at all.

Comparing sweaty palms to dead babies is just a bit of a stretch.
38 posted on 08/22/2006 12:19:12 PM PDT by A Balrog of Morgoth (With fire, sword, and stinging whip I drive the RINOs in terror before me.)
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To: Perdogg

Agreed! If you dont like the hotel dont stay there,if you dont like porn..don't order it


39 posted on 08/22/2006 12:19:27 PM PDT by StoneColdTaxHater
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To: King of Florida

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.


40 posted on 08/22/2006 12:19:43 PM PDT by Stone Mountain
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To: rabidralph

Stupid comment of the day.


41 posted on 08/22/2006 12:20:05 PM PDT by elfman2 (An army of amateurs doing the media's job.)
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To: Always Right
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.

This is exactly what hotels do. At least the ones I have worked in and all the ones I've heard about...
42 posted on 08/22/2006 12:20:48 PM PDT by Stone Mountain
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To: Mr. Mojo

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.

Blessings,

Amanda Priss


43 posted on 08/22/2006 12:21:18 PM PDT by MineralMan (non-evangelical atheist)
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To: King of Florida

DON'T TOUCH THAT HOTEL REMOTE!!


44 posted on 08/22/2006 12:21:53 PM PDT by Toby06 (True conservatives vote based on their values, not for parties.)
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To: King of Florida
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.

These are the sort of people who cover their kids in bubblewrap before they let them out of the house.
45 posted on 08/22/2006 12:21:53 PM PDT by A Balrog of Morgoth (With fire, sword, and stinging whip I drive the RINOs in terror before me.)
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To: NRA2BFree
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.

No, pretty much all access to movies in rooms are goverened by the front desk.
46 posted on 08/22/2006 12:21:54 PM PDT by Stone Mountain
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To: MineralMan

lol...classic.


47 posted on 08/22/2006 12:23:04 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: ArGee
The rooms all say that the name of the movie you watch will not show up on your bill.

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.

Owl_Eagle

If what I just wrote made you sad or angry,
it was probably just a joke.

48 posted on 08/22/2006 12:23:06 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Kakaze

Yup. There is no virtue in involuntary morality.


49 posted on 08/22/2006 12:23:09 PM PDT by thoughtomator (There is no "Islamofascism" - there is only Islam)
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To: King of Florida
Great. I think they are doing great.

If it violates obscenity laws then prosecute. What's so tough about that.

Hotels rooms are NOT protected by the same clause as homes are.

And I can guarantee you if anyone wants to make it Constitutional and Original Intent they would go down in flames. Does anyone really, really think hardcore porn (soft core for that matter) was what the founding fathers were trying to protect when they wrote and signed the constitution?
50 posted on 08/22/2006 12:24:54 PM PDT by GulfBreeze (No one can show me one shred of evidence that atheists even exist.)
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