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November 16, 2007

Bye, Bye Bible

Filed under: Faith,War on Christianity — Psycheout @ 4:16 pm
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Gideon's BibleI’ve occasionally heard jokes about Gideon Bibles found in hotels. Wow, that Gideon guy really gets around, placing a Bible in all of my hotel rooms. Ha ha. Well, those days may be coming to an end. Instead of a Gideon’s Bible you will find worthless nick knacks — disposable items of our throwaway culture. Instead of a drawer of inspiration and a path to being born again and saved by Jesus Christ, you will be faced with a junk drawer and a void in your heart.

The latest fad with some hotels is to replace their Bibles with “intimacy kits.” For instance, at New York City’s trendy Soho Grand Hotel guests can enjoy a gourmet mini-bar, an iPod, a flat-screen TV and even the company of a complimentary pet goldfish. But no Bible.

What’s next? A package of sex toys and condoms? Think I’m kidding. Sadly not.

Parent company Accor Hotels decided to replace the Gideon Bibles with “intimacy kits.” For Accor, providing travelers with sexual paraphernalia is more important than the Bible. Accor Hotels owns several chains including: Motel 6, Sofitel, Pullman, Novotel, Mercure, Suitehotel, Ibis, All Seasons, Etap, Formule 1.

It’s yet another sign that our culture is falling apart and slouching towards Sodom. Let hotel chains know you want them to keep stocking a Gideon’s bible. Weary travellers need inspiration and the Word of G-d, not useless junk and depravity. Save Gideon’s Bible. He’ll keep the light on for you.

— Psycheout


  1. Without Gideon’s Bible, whatever happens to Rocky raccoon?
    Scarily, I do think that a Bible in a drawer is preferable to a sex kit. I know, agreeing with you!
    However, I would like to point out that through a simple Google search and some links clicking, I found the original article.
    Many Christian sites made the same claim about Accor Hotels, but when I finally found one that linked back to the opriginal article, put out by Newsweek. AS this article copy they provided was still on the Christian site, I tried the url they provided, and lo, the story was real. However, in no incarnation of the “Newsweek Exclusive” does it include any mention of Accor Hotels. The largest chain to be mentioned in the actual article was the Marriot, and they were merely debating whether or not to include a Bible in their boutique hotels when they open. The decision was yet to be made. All hotels that did actually have adult oriented things in them were not family hotels to begin with, and were the kind that catered to the class that would’ve ignored the Bible anyway, or worse.
    For any of you readers interested in the true story, the URL reads thus:
    Anyway, Nice trolling.

    Comment by Armand Jean du Plessis de Richelieu — November 16, 2007 @ 4:48 pm | Reply

  2. Blah, I should proofread before submitting, either way, it is all there in my fractured English.

    Comment by Armand Jean du Plessis de Richelieu — November 16, 2007 @ 4:49 pm | Reply

  3. Seeing how Newsweak just hired Markos “screw them” Zuniga, the head kook at Daily Kooks, I wouldn’t trust anything they make up as far I as I could throw them.

    Comment by Psycheout — November 16, 2007 @ 5:11 pm | Reply

  4. Personally I avoid touching things in germ infested hotel rooms, including the bible. Just how many grubby hands picked that thing up?

    Comment by Spacebrother — November 16, 2007 @ 5:28 pm | Reply

  5. “Seeing how Newsweak just hired Markos “screw them” Zuniga, the head kook at Daily Kooks, I wouldn’t trust anything they make up as far I as I could throw them.”
    So then, seeing as Newsweek was the one to break the story at all, you do not find this particular blog entry to be even worth looking at, I am guessing? As it is merely repeating the adulterated facts gathered thirdhand from this allegedly untrustworthy news source?

    Comment by Armand Jean du Plessis de Richelieu — November 16, 2007 @ 6:05 pm | Reply

  6. Armand, I couldn’t have said it better. Pawnzored!!!!!1!!111!one!!!

    Comment by Hissho — November 16, 2007 @ 10:22 pm | Reply

  7. nice one, armand.

    Comment by Elephant Bones — November 17, 2007 @ 1:34 am | Reply

  8. Someone whould did up some stats on how many hotel Bibles actually get opened.

    Comment by ChenZhen — November 18, 2007 @ 5:03 pm | Reply

  9. darn, I can’t type today

    [Ed Note: Yeah, I thought that wording was a little strange….]

    Comment by ChenZhen — November 18, 2007 @ 6:16 pm | Reply

  10. Indeed, my patriotic friend, we are living in the Last Days, Indeed.
    Sodom without the Gomorrah.

    Comment by Undeniable Liberal — November 19, 2007 @ 4:54 pm | Reply

  11. What none of these hotel chains realize is that the Bible is the greatest aphrodisiac! Simply give the happy couple a box of condoms and a Bible with a bookmark set to The Song of Solomon and allow them to woo each other into unparalleled bliss. Throw in the Caballah for some nice advanced user tips.


    Comment by Baramos — November 20, 2007 @ 10:43 am | Reply

  12. “Simply give the happy couple a box of condoms ..”

    are you sick? Why do you want to kill all the babies in the world? OK I can see you might want to do this for immigrants and homosexuals but its easier just to catch them and sterilize them (for immigrants, homosexuals should be stoned) and not deal with Satan’s fingers.

    Comment by Marty McPain — November 20, 2007 @ 10:56 am | Reply

  13. Wait, I’m confused.
    If Sodom is named after sodomy, what weird sexual position is Gomorrah named after?

    Comment by Anonymous — November 30, 2007 @ 12:37 pm | Reply

  14. Or you could just, you know, bring a Bible with you as you travel, instead of relying on hotel Gideons. Or is inconvenience no longer accepted by Christianity? I must have missed that memo.

    Comment by a TRUE Christian — December 4, 2007 @ 10:15 am | Reply

  15. ““Simply give the happy couple a box of condoms ..”

    are you sick? Why do you want to kill all the babies in the world? ”

    You do realize that semen is not babies, right? You do realize that until and unless the sperm fertilizes the egg, no human beings have been produced, right?

    Even ordinary marital sex between fertile partners doesn’t always result in a baby. I’d think you’d want the sinners to have their condoms, simply to keep them from reproducing without having to involve the murder that is abortion. After all, don’t want the sinners overrunning the “saints,” right?

    Comment by a TRUE Christian — December 4, 2007 @ 10:18 am | Reply

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