Hilton Pulls On-Demand Pornography from Hotel Rooms
Carrie DedrickReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2015 Aug 19
Hilton Hotels and Resorts has announced that it will no longer offer on-demand access to pornography in its guest rooms. Christian News Network reports that the hotel chain will be cutting its contract with pornography providers in September; all hotel branches must comply with the new regulations by July of next year.
Hilton said in a statement, “We are making immediate changes to our global brand standards to eliminate adult video-on-demand entertainment in all our hotels worldwide. While the vast majority of our properties already do not offer this content today, this content will be phased out of all other hotels subject to the terms of their contracts.”
“We believe in offering our guests a high degree of choice and control during their stays with us, including Wi-Fi on personal devices. However, we have listened carefully to our customers and have determined that adult video-on-demand entertainment is not in keeping with our company’s vision and goals moving forward.”
Previously, Hilton was on the National Center for Sexual Exploitation’s “dirty dozen” list of companies that precipitate sexual perversion and addiction. Now, human rights groups and Christians are applauding Hilton for its change of practice.
The National Center for Sexual Exploitation said, “Hilton has taken a stand against sexual exploitation. Pornography not only contributes to the demand for sex trafficking, which is a serious concern in hotels, but it also contributes to child exploitation, sexual violence, and lifelong porn addictions.”
Publication date: August 19, 2015