Quantcast

A Christian and a Muslim work to combat hotel porn accessibility

Recommended by Alicia Purdy

For the Deseret News

Published: Saturday, July 14 2012 3:00 a.m. MDT

Our take: Robert P. George, a past chairman of the conservative National Organization for Marriage and a member of the Deseret News Editorial Advisory Board, and Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, co-founder of the Muslim school Zaytuna College, have penned a joint letter to various hotel industry executives asking them to remove pornography from the in-room movie selections available at their hotels. Even though Islam and Christianity have been at odds for centuries, both faiths follow scriptures that dictate strong morality codes. Although the letter itself was not well-received by many hotel executives, some places have already pledged to phase out porn availability, like Marriot International, a company founded by a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

A letter penned by two notable scholars a Christian and a Muslim and sent to a number of different hotel industry executives has asked those hotels to remove pornography from their companys in-room movie selections.

Robert P. George, a professor at Princeton University and the past chairman of the conservative National Organization for Marriage, and Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, co-founder of Zaytuna College, a Muslim school, wrote the letter to urge hotels to do what is right as a matter of conscience.

We are, respectively, a Christian and a Muslim, but we appeal to you not on the basis of truths revealed in our scriptures but on the basis of a commitment that should be shared by all people of reason and goodwill: a commitment to human dignity and the common good, reads the letter.

The letter marks the joining of two unique men with two distinctly different faiths. Yusuf says they were able to put aside their disagreement on other issues because of their commitment to this cause. We need to see that those things that are threatening our society today are much graver than anything that may divide us, he told CNN.

Read more about the letter on Worldwide Religious News.

Get The Deseret News Everywhere

Subscribe

Mobile

RSS