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The Marriott Hotels founded by Mormon J. Willard Mariott.
| Pornography, Alcohol, Hypocrisy, Marriott's And Tithing |
Friday, Jul 1, 2005, at 09:15 AM
Original Author(s): Anonymous
Topic: MARRIOTT -Link To MC Article-
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| OK, so here it is, plain and simple; JW Marriott Jr. who just recently spoke at a Stake conference in Virginia is a complete hypocrite and so is everyone in the Church hierarchy that praises him. I know he was called as an area Seventy in around 1997 and as far as I know, still is. I can't find a release date. A family member was just praising him this past weekend; what a spiritual man, he shared some incredible experiences, etc.
Meanwhile, he continues to make about an estimated $190 million a year(this was a few years ago) on his pay-per-view pornos in his hotel chain, even in Provo. Who knows how much he makes from the mini-bars and all the alcohol he sells. http://cwfa.org/images/conten...
Hmm....just wondering, does he pay tithing on the profits that he makes from such horrible and evil things that we are warned in every conference to stay far away from? The things that are destroying families? He would have to, wouldn't he? I mean to hold a Church leadership position and go to the temple, you must be a full tithe payer, right?
So if the Church does knowingly accept his dirty porno and alcohol money as tithing, then I guess that they are fine with it and support porno and alcohol. That is the only conclusion I can come to!! They wouldn't happen to be hypocrites would they? They would never tell us to do something that they are personally OK with, would they? Ha ha...we all know the answer to that one!! I would love to hear your thoughts.
Amazing that Dallin H Oaks, could give a searing talk on pornography in the last conference, when he is most likely accepting money from a known pornography peddler. For Mr. Lawyer, isn't that guilty by association? Well, it would be for the normal membership but obviously not for him, the Apostles, First Presidency and especially not for the Prophet!! After all, according to his irresponsible and ridiculous conference talk in April, Pornography is a worse addiction and more damaging to families than cocaine and hard drugs. A guy who did both said it, it must be true!! http://lds.org/conference/talk/d...
Wow, I wonder if he knows that personally? Maybe he wrote that letter to himself? Maybe it was his son or something? It's just unbelievable!! The hypocrisy that exists within the Church is amazing!! Good thing the majority of the Mormon robots just bow their heads and thank them for being so wonderful. I guess it's the old saying, do what I say and not what I do.
The real kicker will be if the Church decides to allow alcohol to be served in the restaurants in their new Billion dollar mall. The fact that they are even considering it is a real mind blower but not really if you consider their greed and hypocrisy. If that Happens, wow, it will just prove everything I'm saying here!!
It would just surprise me because they try to remain so squeaky clean publicly and that would be so obvious. But, they seem to be getting braver and are really pushing the envelope, as if it's a game to see how far they can go and still have all the little sheep following them and praising them.
At least we now know that not all the Churches funds are sacred. After all, if they can buy a Billion dollar shopping mall, it can't be too sacred!! I'm just so relieved that "no" tithing money was used...ha ha!! Of course, if it wasn't for tithing, they wouldn't even have a Church, or other investments to make money with. Also, if anyone has any info on the luxury resort that I keep hearing the Church is building in Hawaii, please drop me a line. I can't seem to find anything about it except the occasional unsubstantiated mention in a post. I want some proof on this one before I start blasting them!!
The Hypocrisy is never ending!! Look at Maceys supermarkets, closed on Sundays to "keep the Sabbath day holy" while mon-sat, they sell alcohol and tobacco. Plus, having worked there, their workers go in about 8 pm on Sunday nights as well. So, of course, it's all a front just to look good and say, "hey, look at me, I'm so wonderful being closed on Sunday".
Now Ken Macey is also a buddy of the hierarchy. I wonder how they justify that?!! Oh and I'm sure he pays tithing on his alcohol and tobacco money too. Basically, anyone that is Mormon, loaded, rich, has a big cash flow, public business, etc, is a great friend of the hierarchy. They talk at firesides and Stake conferences and everyone loves them, despite their blatant hypocrisy
Well, that is all I have for now, I look forward to your opinions on this matter. Take care now and chau!!
| A few years ago Frontline (PBS) did a report on Pornography. They specifically interviewed representatives of Marriott Hotels. See http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontli....
Anyway, the representative of Marriott said that Marriott has to provide porn to its patrons to stay financially viable. The article in the link above points out that Marriott Hotels aggressively lobbies to support the porn industry. Some may defendant Marriott and say that it is controlled by a Board of Directors, and that the actual Marriott family does not have control of the corporation. That is both false and an excuse!
Why then do they put Books of Mormon in the drawers in the Hotel if the Marriotts have no control over the content of their hotel rooms? That excuse calls for a rule invoked by one of my former law professors, the "Come on Now" rule. Come on now, you can control whether the Book of Mormon is in a room, but you have no control over the myriad of porn being streamed into the rooms, or the alcohol sold downstairs, or your association with gambling casinos, or adult shows in Las Vegas?
See, the LDS heirarchy, and LDS leaders in general are very selfish and corporate. Like Nephi in the Book of Mormon, Gods laws change depending upon the circumstances. For Nephi was ok to murder to get the Brass plates... it is ok for missionaries to lie to get converts... it is ok for Brigham Young to sell alcohol in Utah... and it is ok for Marriott to sell porn and be a spokesman for the church and make the church money. See it is more and more about the bottom line. Ethics and rules are changable. It is hypocrisy at its worst.
Can you imagine if I went out and publicly started a XXX adult movie shop in my small town. I know the church would have me to a church court within a month. But, if you do it on a large scale, call it an industry practice, and make lots of money, then it is ok.
Marriott also has casinos (OOPS, what about the prophets call against gambling). They sell alcohol. Do you think it would be ok for me to go out and open a bar in my community, or would I have to see my Bishop? Or how about a strip club? See, it is all a matter of scale. The more influential you are... the more useful to the church.. the more money and influence you generate, the more God allows you to do. And we all thought God and his profit were principled, and God was unchanging.
The LDS church speaks out of both sides of its mouth. It will chastise and rebuke and demand penance from the man who sips cofee, but will look the otherway when it comes to the big money men. Really, it is hypocrital stuff like this that causes me to be more and more convinced that the church is more than ignorant about its history, it is fundamentally corrupt.
My father, the good faithful TBM dad that he is, is honest to a fault. It has cost him jobs and money. He is so honest because that is what he believes god wants. And he beleives that is what the church teaches. "You never comprimise on values," he said. He should have added, "unless the Profit of God and his corporate leaders declare otherwise."
But hey, its all business right! Hypocritical Assholes
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