By Editorial Staff
Published June 1, 1988
TUPELO, MS (AFA) – The American Family Association (AFA) has announced that a growing number of Holiday Inns are now discontinuing their in-room pornographic movie service, although the corporate headquarters still refuses to make an across-the-board policy to stop the films.
Recent motels advising AFA that they have pulled the porn movies include Holiday Inns in Warner-Robins, Georgia; Yakima, Washington; Palo Verde Plaza in Tucson, Arizona; and Culpeper, Virginia. In addition, AFA is getting calls regularly from local Holiday Inn managers wanting to know how to get out of their contract to show the movies.
The General Manager of one motel wrote: “It gives us great pleasure to announce that an agreement has been reached with COMSAT Video effective March 1, 1988, that discontinues the broadcasting of the movies in question. Please let me assure you that our company, John Q. Hammons, Inc., is committed to providing quality entertainment to our guests. As we have stated previously, the respect of the people of — is of paramount importance to us as well as Mr. Hammons. It is our intent to be an integral part of this city and state for many years to come, and we hope that we will be able to serve you in the future.”
Another General Manager wrote: “We are pleased to inform you that this Holiday Inn, as of March 15, l988, does not carry or show in-room porn movies and we wish to be placed on your list of those Holiday Inns not carrying the movies.”
AFA has been encouraging churches and Christian organizations to boycott Holiday Inns until a policy change is made concerning the pornography. Rev. Charles Horton, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Cheyenne, Oklahoma, recently wrote: “When the Elk City, Oklahoma Holiday Inn made an effort to host the District Convention of the Republican Party in our area, a United Methodist layman, David Tosney, of Roger Mills County, encouraged the convention to be held at an Oklahoma State Lodge instead.
“Quite concerned about the corrosive effects of pornography, Mr. Tosney told the group that Holiday Inn is the largest distributor of in-room pornography in the nation. The convention was held at the lodge!”
Dick Norton, Executive Director of the Metro Chicago Youth for Christ, recently wrote: “I wish to add my name to the list of those who have joined the protest against the Holiday Inn in-room porn movies. You may be interested to know that we recently rescheduled a 700-person banquet from the Holiday Inn in our area to another hotel because of your campaign.”
Far East Broadcasting Company wrote: “We have decided to pull all our banquets from Holiday Inns across the country which are carrying the ‘R-rated films intended for adults after 10:00 p.m.’ as described by Mr. Brannon of Holiday Inns.” This action will cost Holiday Inns $50,000 to $60,000 per year.
Local churches are asked to encourage their members to participate in the boycott and to write or call Holiday Inns to complain about the in-room porn movies, especially since Holiday Inns has stated publicly that very few Christians have complained.
The address is: Chrm. Michael Rose, Holiday Corporation, 1023 Cherry Road, Memphis, TN 38117. The phone number is 1-800-465-4329.
Forerunner - Home » The Forerunner Newspaper » Pornography Battle
Your comments are welcome!
Download the Free Study Guide!
God’s Law and Society powerfully presents a comprehensive worldview based upon the ethical system found in the Law of God.
Speakers include: R.J. Rushdoony, George Grant, Howard Phillips, R.C. Sproul Jr., Ken Gentry, Gary DeMar, Jay Grimstead, Steven Schlissel, Andrew Sandlin, Eric Holmberg, and more!
Sixteen Christian leaders and scholars answer some of the most common questions and misconceptions related to this volatile issue:
1. Are we under Law or under Grace?
2. Does the Old Testament Law apply today?
3. Can we legislate morality?
4. What are the biblical foundations of government?
5. Was America founded as a Christian nation?
6. What about the separation of Church and State?
7. Is neutrality a myth?
8. What about non-Christians and the Law of God?
9. Would there be “freedom” in a Christian republic?
10. What would a “Christian America” look like?
Perfect for group instruction as well as personal Bible study.
Ten parts, over four hours of instruction!
Running Time: 240 minutes
Watch over 60 on-line video interviews from God’s Law and Society.
$19.95 — ORDER NOW!(We accept all major credit cards and PayPal.)
Exposes the Dangers of Abortion to Women!
These shocking eyewitness accounts expose the dangers of abortion not only to unborn children, but to the health and lives women as well. An antidote to the smokescreens of the liberal media, these short clips show what really happens in and around abortion clinics.
Although the content is emotionally gut-wrenching, these videos have been used in church seminars and small groups to educate Christians on the abortion issue and to lead people toward a pro-life position. Contains 2 hours and 40 minutes of materials that can be shown separately.
Watch these pro-life videos on-line.
“These videos helped change my mind from pro-choice to pro-life. Your videos are what did it for me. I will be walking in next year’s March For Life in San Francisco.” — A. Jackson, California
“I was going to have an abortion until I saw your video. Praise Jesus!”
— M. Drew, YouTube Commenter
$4.95 — ORDER NOW!(We accept all major credit cards and PayPal.)
Who is the dreaded beast of Revelation?
Now at last, a plausible candidate for this personification of evil incarnate has been identified (or re-identified). Ken Gentry’s insightful analysis of scripture and history is likely to revolutionize your understanding of the book of Revelation — and even more importantly — amplify and energize your entire Christian worldview!
Historical footage and other graphics are used to illustrate the lecture Dr. Gentry presented at the 1999 Ligonier Conference in Orlando, Florida. It is followed by a one-hour question and answer session addressing the key concerns and objections typically raised in response to his position. This presentation also features an introduction that touches on not only the confusion and controversy surrounding this issue — but just why it may well be one of the most significant issues facing the Church today.
Ideal for group meetings, personal Bible study — for anyone who wants to understand the historical context of John’s famous letter “… to the seven churches which are in Asia.” (Revelation 1:4)
Running Time: 145 minutes
$17.95 — ORDER NOW!(We accept all major credit cards and PayPal.)
What is true Revival and Spiritual Awakening?
Discover the answer in this eyewitness account by Dennis Kinlaw, President of Asbury College, Wilmore, Kentucky, who recounts the story of a visitation of the Holy Spirit in 1970. This is the presentation that has continued to spark the flames of Revival in the hearts of people around the world. Contains eyewitness footage from the Revival at Asbury College in 1970 in Wilmore, Kentucky.
Certain to challenge you to greater holiness and a deeper commitment to full-scale revival. Original news and private footage has been included. If you are a student who longs to see a spiritual awakening at your school, you must see this video!
“This simple video does a wonderful job of conveying something of God’s heart and power, Everyone we have ever shown this to has received an immediate impartation of faith for revival and the power of prayer.”
— Bob and Rose Weiner, Weiner Ministries Int’l
Running Time: 40 minutes
$19.95 — ORDER NOW!(We accept all major credit cards and PayPal.)
Special Two-Disc Set!
After 40 years of intense study and world-wide ministry, Dr. Francis Schaeffer completed his crowning work of scholarship – to present profound truths in simple film language. Dr. Schaeffer’s brilliant analysis of the past and predictions for current trends have proven so uncannily accurate that this amazing series still feels contemporary almost three decades after its initial release. Ultimately, Schaeffer concludes that man’s only hope is a return to God’s Biblical absolute, the truth revealed in Christ through the Scriptures.
Available for the first time on DVD, this documentary spectacular also includes intimate in-depth conversations with Francis and Edith Schaeffer. With the on-disc study guide, this presentation forms a unique course of comprehensive study. While this series forms an innovative analysis of the past, this outstanding work is more than history. Each episode focuses on a significant era, yet speaks clearly to 21st-century man with answers for modern problems.
$49.95 — ORDER NOW!(We accept all major credit cards and PayPal.)