MADISON, Wisc. — A professing atheist group known for its activism has sent a letter to hotel chains nationwide, requesting that it make available “Bible-free” rooms for those who do not wish to have a copy of the Scriptures in their room during their stay.
The Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) recently wrote to 15 hotel chains to make the request, including Wyndham Worldwide, Marriott International, Best Western, the owners of Holiday Inn, Quality Inn, Hilton Worldwide and Motel 6, and the owner of Radisson, Carlson and Country Inn.
“It’s time that the lodging industry just says NO to the Gideons,” the letter reads. “The Gideon Society is exploiting hotels and motels to proselytize a captive audience.”
It asserts that the Bible is also a bad read for guests.
The Bible actually makes gruesome bedtime reading,” the correspondence states. “Millions of men, women and children have been harmed by Bible teachings and primitive beliefs in ever-lasting torment, original sin, human sacrifice, lethal or self mutilating ‘tests of faith,’ and religious bigotry.”
“The Bible calls for stoning to death gays, for corporal punishment of children and preaches women’s inferiority and submissiveness,” it said. Read More