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Published: Tuesday, July 17 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Shuzzie53
HAYWARD, CA

Hope the Marriotts read this.

John C. C.
Payson, UT

It should also be considered that the pornography industry is a major source of income for organized crime.

As with gambling and other so-called "victimless crimes" there are plenty of victims, including all those innocent family dependents losing the interest and support of their distracted and often addicted fathers. The glow on the screen represents one more timber stolen from the family castle and burned to ashes for a short, hollow flame. Truly, we men lose our backbone from such behavior. The rest of is society left to pick up the pieces. Innocent victims are not asked for their consent.

Such selfish behavior is not worthy of the name "adult."

JoeBlow
Far East USA, SC

"We recognize that we are asking you to abandon a profitable aspect of your business"

And hence it will never happen.

Heck, business show regularly that they are willing to break the law in the name of profits.

To voluntarily cut a legal revenue stream? Hardly.

Pitt Man
New York City, NY

It is too bad that perhaps the most powerful of all the hotel executives who will ignore this letter is a member of the LDS Church. What an opportunity he has to help change the world for the better.

Esquire
Springville, UT

Does Marriott still offer adult content?

zabivka
Orem, UT

I think many of them will stop offering porn so heavily, but mainly because people can get their fix from the free wireless internet in the room, not for any magnanimous courage on the part of the hotels.

Red
Salt Lake City, UT

America is flooding the world with Pornography! It is embarrassing. Our Freedom is being used recklessly and it is time to step up and be better!

I love freedom, but when we let bad people continue to do bad things then our freedom is being Hijacked!!!

Time to draw a line and defend it.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Which is going to be?

Un-bridled Freedom and let the Free Market decide
or
Restrictions and Regulation?

I for one would like to see some Restriction or Regulation,
I don't TRUST greedy money lovers and their Free Market Capitalism to choose the right,
but call be a Liberal Socialist....

[at least I'm not a hypocrite and show integrity]

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

I imagine this is part of the DN's 'the sky is falling' approach to pornography, but let's face it. In the age of the net, I just dont' think too many people go to a hotel and tack an expensive porn flick on their room tab. I haven't stayed in a hotel for a long time that even offers it. There obviously are hotels that must still offer ppv movies but I just don't think it's nearly the problem it's being puffed up to be.

Mukkake
Salt Lake City, UT

LDS Liberal:
[Which is going to be?
Un-bridled Freedom and let the Free Market decide or Restrictions and Regulation?]

The porn industry is regulated in several states where its production is allowed. But you don't mean regulation, do you? You want prohibition and suppression, and as we all know that never works.

Pornography falls under the First Amendment and even the most conservative Supreme Court judges are hesitant to mess with it, because they know that once they start drawing the line, a lot more stuff is going to end up on the wrong side.

Red:
[I love freedom, but when we let bad people continue to do bad things then our freedom is being Hijacked!!! Time to draw a line and defend it.]

Genuinely supporting Freedom means supporting other people's freedoms as well.

Its a fact that porn is legal in countries with the most freedoms, such as the United States, Canada, Japan, and Western Europe. Its also a fact that countries with the least freedoms suppress and prohibit pornography, such as China, North Korea and the Middle-East.

I think citizens living in countries where pornography is legal have a lot to be proud of.

JSB
Sugar City, ID

Is there some way we could get a list of what hotel/motel chains provide porn and which ones don't? I'd be more than happy to give my business to a company that has a sense of moral responsibility.

LValfre
CHICAGO, IL

Love it. Your cherished Marriot empire finally stopped with pornography after years and years of profiting. Now DNews and the LDS church are all over banning pornography.

It's funny how when the profits are there, nobody asks about it. Once the internet era came and people don't need hotel tv to buy porn ... the call for the ban is here.

VST
Bountiful, UT

@Esquire asked, "Does Marriott still offer adult content?"

I don't think so. But then again I don't go looking for it when I stay at a Marriott property, so I cannot say for sure.

VST
Bountiful, UT

@ LDS Liberal said, "at least I'm not a hypocrite and show integrity."

That is a good trait and worthy advice. You are to be commended.

But I do have just one question. When you drafted and posted your comment, were you working (on duty) at your job at Hill Airplane Patch?

Craig Clark
Boulder, CO

It doesn't identify the hotel chains, doesn't say what kind of hotels, which demographic the marketing targets, and doesn't specify the films in question.

Doesn't say. Doesn't matter. Not when it boils down to a posture of 'our values should be your values.

Twin Lights
Louisville, KY

An industry is supported by its clients. When we purchase something, we support that industry. We send an economic signal to make more. We pay the workers and provide the profits to the investors. If the product is supported by ads, we still provide the all important revenue stream when we watch or click on the show. Clients are the backbone of any industry. No industry survives without them.

So, if we view pornography, how do we feel about our support for it? Do we think the actors are treated well? Is it a good trade? One that we would be happy if our own family members pursued?

If no, then why do we support other people's children and grandchildren going to work in that industry? Why do we entice them to work in it?

You say we don't entice them? The revenues we provide make their salaries possible.

So the next time you hear of some young, innocent enticed into the industry, ask yourself - did my money make that possible?

Craig Clark
Boulder, CO

An old saying about pornography goes like this. I can't exactly describe it, but I know it when I see it.

I know it when I see it. So do you. But where I draw the line can be some distance from where someone else draws it. It's not enough to cherish the American flag. It's important to know what that flage represents.

CHS 85
Sandy, UT

@VST

So now we are getting IP addresses from some source so you can make sure that everyone is doing what they are supposed to be doing.

I was under the impression this was an anonymous forum.

Yes, I'm typing this from my home computer, in case you want to check.

Truthseeker
SLO, CA

re:Esquire

Yes

mohokat
Ogden, UT

Something I have practiced is if I do not want to watch it I turn the control to something else. If you don't like it don't watch it. This is much like a person who owns a bar or restuarant can not allow smoking. Leave business alone. If I own it I want to control what goes on in my property not someone else. If you don't like my business stay out.

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