Gideon bible on way out

Shocking news from the hospitality industry.

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Gideon bibles are on their way out!

A staple in every hotel, the free bible by your bedside is becoming a thing of the past.
According to a new study by hospitality analytics group STR, the percentage of hotels that offer religious materials in rooms has dropped by almost half in the last decade– from 95 percent of  in 2006 to just 48 percent this year.

“It’s because the religious books don’t fit the personality of the brands,” Marriott spokeswoman Felicia Farrar McLemore told the Los Angeles Times when speaking about the dramatic change.

According to some industry experts, hotels are trying to appeal to younger American travelers who tend to be less religious than their parents. The casual Bible placement has also declined to avoid offending guests of other faiths, say industry experts.

 
The trend of removing Bibles from hotel rooms is also affecting properties overseas.

Travelodge hotels in Britain removed Bibles from their rooms in 2014 “in order not to discriminate against any religion,” the company said.

Arthur John Faye, the hip billionaire of Loveshack International Hotels has stepped up to the plate.The owner of 300 hotels across the world and in Scarborough, Faye a lapsed member of the New Democratic Party is replacing holy writ with Howard Zinn’s People’s History of the United States.

 

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A dual citizen of both Canada and the USA, Faye was chagrined at how dumb Americans were about their own imperial history.

“We’ve been fed patriotic crap for decades. No country is safe from our intervention anywhere. We have made common cause with every tin pot dictator in the world as long as he kept the resources flowing our way. We don’t want to know.just keep singing the Star Spangled Banner.

Who keeps the Middle East in turmoil?

Does anybody in Mississippi or Texas know that Israel receives more of America’s foreign aid budget than any other nation.The US has, in fact, given more aid to Israel than it has to all the countries of sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean combined—which have a total population of over a billion people.What gives?

Why are we propping up such an affluent nation? $250 billion since 1948.What gives? All we get from this is the hatred of the Arab world.
No American wants the truth—we’re too busy watching Bachellorette, NFL football and other nonsense. We are an empire and Zinn lays it all out.

Also as soon as Trump is inaugurated I am adding Noam Chomsky’s The State of Our World to the mix. Every bathroom will have a copy.”

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2 Comments »

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    mushafta Says:

    Right on Ted!
    Folly to be wise if ignorance is bliss.
    God help us all after The inauguration next Friday. The most divided nation on the planet with an ignorant demagogue about to act like a bull in a nuclear china shop.

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    mushafta Says:

    Breaking News…Jan 15 2017

    Trump has named his son in law to deal with the dispute between Israel and Palestine.
    Did I hear that right?

    Who is Jared Kushner?

    Softly-spoken and usually camera-shy, Mr Kushner is a vastly wealthy property developer and publisher who played an influential role in Mr Trump’s presidential campaign and has been included in key meetings with foreign leaders during the transition period.

    An Orthodox Jew whose grandparents were Holocaust survivors, he was raised in Livingston, New Jersey, and went on to study sociology at Harvard.

    Let us pray….


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