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Christian and Muslim Join Forces to Ban Hotel Porn

Christian and Muslim Join Forces to Ban Hotel Porn July 12, 2012

If you needed another reminder of how the Christian right in America is actually very much like the Muslim right that they tend to be so freaked out over, take a look at this letter sent by Robert George and Shaykh Hamza Yusuf to hotel executives asking them to get rid of adult movies in their rooms.

We write to ask you to stop offering pornographic movies in your company’s hotels. We make no proposal here to limit your legal freedom, nor do we threaten protests, boycotts, or anything of the sort. We simply ask you 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. As teachers and as parents, we seek a society in which young people are encouraged to respect others and themselves—treating no one as an impersonal object or thing. We hope that you share our desire to build such a society.

No, what you seek is a society where your religious views determine what other people can and cannot do.


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