Sat 28 Jul, 2012 06:45 pm
Hotel boss replaces Bible with erotic novel
Says book is more fitting for guests than the Bible
But guests can still request one on check-in
A HOTEL boss is unrepentant after placing copies of the steamy novel Fifty Shades of Grey in room nightstands instead of the Bible.
Jonathan Denby, owner of the Damson Dene Hotel in the Lake District, UK, believes the steamy novel is more fitting for the hotel guest of today than the Bible.
"In this secular age it seems distinctly odd that anyone would expect to find a religious book in a hotel bedroom," Mr Denby said on his blog, Slow Life.
"Tonight millions of women will be curling up in bed with a good book and you can bet your life it won't be the Bible.
“More likely than not it will be Fifty Shades of Grey.”
Ironically, the hotel was purchased from a Methodist group 10 years ago, and the Bible-swapping move has infuriated a local vicar.
“It is a great shame that Bibles have been removed from rooms and very inappropriate to have been replaced by an explicit erotic novel,” Rev Michael Woodcock told the UK’s Telegraph.
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"The Bible remains a source of comfort and inspiration that many people do find helpful."
Denby hasn’t banished the Bible completely - guests are able to request one upon check-in.
This is the number 1 best seller here in Ireland, you cant turn on the radio or tv and it's being discussed, usually by a group of women with maybe one male sacrifice (guest) brought on to utter a few words; Usually something like "If men liked this, it would be classed as porn, but! when women like it, it's eroticism"
. At which point the women usually respond by ignoring him (if he's lucky) and returning to the juicy topic at hand. Bondage
lols aint that so true? LOVE it
I saw this on facebook , read that the "Church" purchased the Hotel to start with 10 years ago, how do Churches find the money , that type of money to start with? Oh never mind. And, they still own it, pftttttttttt.
I guess it got at me just a little.
I would choose the novel given only those two choices.
I'd turn on the television. Although the bible's not a bad read if you ignore all the family lineage and god crap
Yeah, skip the begats and just tell the story.
I think I'd pull the shortwave radio out of my bag.