I completely agree. It also disturbs me and angers me with the devasting
effects that pornography has on families, that they would "phase it
out" over the next 5 years. It also bothers me that their reason behind it
is about the "bottom line" rather than the point that pornography is
destroying people and families. Marriot has been a symbol of sorts in my mind
of the church-although I realize now how loose that term is and how naive I have
been in that perception.
Great. Hate to be too negative, but, it is about time. It has been 30 years
they've been showing dirty raunchy movies and using the defense "it was
part of the package" or "it's what customers demand."Better late than never but no gold stars for spine, foresight, or standing for
something.But a gold star for doing.
Marriott deserves no recognition and no praise. He and his company are just
doing what the Las Vagas casinos do: whatever it takes to make money.It's a shame that he has always been some sort of role model for LDS business
If they really want to get rid of the porn, they need to also drop HBO,
Showtime, etc. I doubt that will happen.
Reading the comments I think that some people don't think that a Mormon can be
successful at *anything*Because walking out of your house every day
you might be forced to make a decision of some sort that other people can
judge.If Marriott does not look at porn himself, and pays his
tithing, and is faithful to his wife, he is just as worthy as me to be a
Mormon.I honestly think that some folks think that you are not a
good Mormon unless you act like a Pharisee and Sadducee.I say,
Marriott will be judged according to the choices he made in life, along with the
rest of us. He has provided a lot of jobs for others, and is just as worthy as
me to be LDS as long as he isn't looking at porn himself.There are
plenty of stones to throw. If Marriott reports to stock holders, and is publicly
traded, it probably wasn't his complete decision anyway to remove a product that
would affect potential competitiveness and stock values.*Any*
decision a "leader" makes can be judged... And Marriott is most
certainly a "leader."
It really is about time. I have always been puzzled by this but knew it was
really about money. I commend the powers that be for doing this. It is a great
example, even though they surely will lose money from some. They will probably
gain other customers. I know that I have made the choice, up to this point, to
not use Marriott for this reason. I will now use their hotels. People who want to get porn can still get it on the internet easily, but at
least the hotel has made the choice to not supply it on tv.
juni4ing said,honestly think that some folks think that you are not a good
Mormon unless you act like a Pharisee and Sadducee.I say, Marriott will be
judged according to the choices he made in life, along with the rest of us. He
has provided a lot of jobs for others, and is just as worthy as ME to be LDS as
long as he isn't looking at porn himself.What would Jesus say about
hypocrisy,Now do ye Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter;
but your inward part is full of ravening(greed) wickedness (Luke 11:39)The Marriots are finally relenting to the pressures of Focus on the Family a
Christian values organization.
Too little, too late.It been completely embarrassing in the past to
try to explain to non-member acquaintances, knowing of the Marriot's LDS
connection, who have questioned about this. While it is commendable
they have finally come to their senses, I am seriously disappointed they would
have ever allowed it in the first place, and other questionable practices in the
past (including certain advertising.) All along, they should have
been offering an exceptional, upscale hotel experience without any moral
compromises--and then let the chips fall where the may. (and to heck
with the stockholders. If they didn't or don't like the policy, they can sell
I have stayed in close to one hundred hotels and I have never inquired if they
had porn. Not a factor in choosing a hotel. I have watched it in some. Does
that make me worse then profiting off of it? FYI, I've always known I can count
on Mr. Marriot for supporting my viewing choices. I wonder how many thousands
(millions?) of people have watched porn because he offered it, who never would
have otherwise. Yes, I judge him. He is a holier then thou hypocrite.
As a platinum Marriott member, I'm thrilled with this decision. Nothing irks me
more than a Book of Mormon in a drawer and "adult" movie adds on the
tube.Having said that, to hold the Marriott family responsible for
everything the hotel chain does is not accurate. There is a Board of Directors,
share-holders, and numerous executives that do not hold to the same standard.
I'm sure the Board votes on each issue and, in business, you have to adhere to
the outcome. Now whether the Marriott's have veto or bottom line power, I do not