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Old 08-23-2006, 01:53 AM   #1
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Pornographic movies now seem nearly as pervasive in America's hotel rooms as tiny shampoo bottles, and the lodging industry shows little concern as conservative activists rev up a protest campaign aimed at triggering a federal crackdown.

A coalition of 13 conservative groups -- including the Family Research Council and Concerned Women for America -- took out full-page ads in some editions of USA Today earlier this month urging the Justice Department and FBI to investigate whether some of the pay-per-view movies widely available in hotels violate federal and state obscenity laws.

The coalition also is trying to draw attention to CleanHotels.com, a directory of hotels and motels nationwide that pledge to exclude adult offerings from their in-room entertainment service.

Though porn is now cheaply and readily accessible on the Internet, and through many other outlets, the activists chose to target the hotel industry in part because of the well-known brands of corporations that cater to family vacationers as well as business travelers.

"These are places that you take your family -- these are respectable institutions," said Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council. "Anything that brings porn into the mainstream is a concern. It just desensitizes people."
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I dont really think porn should be readily offered anywhere. It is more than available, so why place it in hotels and other relatively public places? If you want to watch it, go buy it or download it or whatever. Why on earth would anyone kick up a major stink about this? If you want to get your jollies, go ahead. Keeping it out of hotel rooms is not going to stop you.

I also fail to see how this becomes another conservative/liberal issue. It's more about appropriate access of something which is a personal choice than politics.
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Protests against porn in hotels is great, boycotts are great but getting the government to step in and take away both personal choice and a potential income stream is wrong.
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protests and boycotts might very well be great, but they are essentially ineffectual.
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so nothing. you want to get your creepy rocks off, then do it in your own home. being exposed to porn is, and should always remain, a choice. that's what adults do. get used to it. management and control of the industry, and distribution of, should not be accidental.
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Porn is a societal nuisance, and I don't understand how it makes any sense to have strip clubs and pornography legalized, yet prostitution is barred in most civilized nations.

But would I protest? No, because I have to spend my time making a living.
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Perhaps these hotels are just catering to people that make up a sizeable portion of it's business who go to hotels specifically to rendezvous with another person.
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the hotels should take the responsibility themselves and stop offering porn in their rooms

i've never been a fan of the government getting involved in (random parts of) business
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I think the idea is wrong, but rather than forcing them to stop offering porn, I'd rather let their hotel fall on its own when people choose to stay with a much more civilized competition.
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Is anyone forcing these people to buy the porn and then watch it? It's not like kids are flipping through the channels and all of a sudden they see Jenna Jameson going at it - you have to buy it. If you flip through the channels and see the option to buy a film, what is wrong with saying nothing and moving along?
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When will these people ever learn?

If you advertise something is wrong/immoral/bad/you can't or shouldn't have it or whatever, people's interest is going to be piqued and they will wander over to find out what all the fuss is about. Hotels which provide the porn must be rubbing their hands with glee.
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Is anyone forcing these people to buy the porn and then watch it? It's not like kids are flipping through the channels and all of a sudden they see Jenna Jameson going at it - you have to buy it. If you flip through the channels and see the option to buy a film, what is wrong with saying nothing and moving along?
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When will these people ever learn?

If you advertise something is wrong/immoral/bad/you can't or shouldn't have it or whatever, people's interest is going to be piqued and they will wander over to find out what all the fuss is about. Hotels which provide the porn must be rubbing their hands with glee.
I do definitely believe this

but I feel it's wrong for the government to step in and put an end to it while not interfering in other businesses that basically do the same
whether it be with porn or something else
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Boycotts don't work.
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