Hotel Porn Gets Spanking From Religious Right
Conservatives push Marriott to drop pay-per-view sex flicks
By Green Point,  Newser User
Posted Jul 23, 2008 9:20 PM CDT
Marriott counters that it owns only a handful of its 3,000 properties.   (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
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(Newser) – Conservatives are pressuring Marriott to remove adult films from its pay-per-view programming, saying porn doesn't jibe with the hotel chain's commitment to families, the St. Petersburg Times reports. "It's corporate greed,'' said the head of a Christian group. Marriott contends nixing the flicks isn't so easy: It owns only a few of the 3,000 properties operating under the brand.

One Tampa hotel owner maintains that porn, like a drink from the mini-bar, is just another convenience: "We only hear about it in election years when the religious right gets revved up.'' Marriott has agreed to talk to owners and the video provider about installing safeguards; conservatives are also promoting a change that would force guests to opt in to access adult fare.