July 26, 2012
Hotel swaps Bible for Fifty Shades of Grey
By QMI Agency
Don't expect to reach into the nightstand for your Holy Bible fix at one England hotel.
The owner of the Damson Dene Hotel in Windermere has taken the unusual step of swapping all the Bibles in his guest rooms for the steamy novel Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James.
"I thought it would be a special treat for our guests to find it in their bedside cabinet and that includes the men too," Wayne Bartholomew told The Telegraph.
He said the Gideon Bible will still be available by request at reception.
Church officials aren't impressed with the decision.
"Fifty Shades of Grey is all the rage but is likely to be a passing fad. The Bible is a classic, shaped and reshaped by Jewish and Christian communities over many centuries," Rev. Michael Woodcock told the newspaper.