Friday, December 11, 2015

Atheist Org. Seeks to Remove Bibles from Hotels; FFRF Says Hotel Guests Deserve Break from Rel.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) -- an American atheist organization -- has launched a new campaign to remove Bibles from hotel rooms, saying the Bibles should be replaced with Charles Darwin's book, "On the Origin of Species," the Christian Headlines website reports today (December 11, 2015). (Darwin was a 19th century British naturalist, who was the originator of the biological theory of evolution.)

The FFRF sent letters to several hotel chains recently, including the Holiday Inn, Quality Inn, Hilton, Marriott, Best Western, Radisson, Carlson, Country Inn, and Sheraton to make the demands.

The atheist group claims that Bible provider Gideons international was "exploiting hotels and motels to proselytize a captive audience."

FFRF Co-Presidents Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor wrote: "Those who must read the Bible every day will surely take precautions to travel with their own copies. The rest of us deserve a break from mindless evangelizing when we are on vacation."

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