Thursday, November 1, 2007

Marriott sells box seats on King David's rooftop

The recent LDS General Conference included this prophetic warning about pornography:

"David ... was on a rooftop courtyard of his palace, and looking below in a neighboring yard, he saw something he never should have seen.  That was the adversary’s bait.  Modesty, chastity, and good judgment required that David turn away immediately and not watch, but he didn’t do either thing.  Instead, he allowed his mind to turn to forbidden fantasies, those thoughts led to actions, and things quickly spiraled downward from bad to worse to fatal.  David was trapped, and for him the consequences were eternal."  (L. Whitney Clayton, "Blessed Are All the Pure in Heart," Ensign, Nov. 2007, p.51.)

While Marriott International doesn't provide personal access to Bathsheba, it does sell private box seats from which to view her deeds with David.  And as surely as misery came to David and Bathsheba, misery will come to Marriott and its in-room pornography customers.

Some day, Marriott will become part of the solution instead of being part of the problem.

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