The two hotels at Penn State are removing Bibles from guest room bedside tables, furthering a trend that’s been in the works for years, the local Centre Daily Times reports.
Last month, for instance, the UK’s Travelodge chain took heat from the Church of England for its decision to remove Bibles from its guest rooms – even though the decision had been made seven years earlier.
As with the UK chain, Penn State decided to remove them out of consideration for all religions, the article says. And like Travelodge UK, Penn State’s hotels will still have Bibles available for guests who request them – just not in individual rooms. According to the Centre Daily Times:
“Penn State decided to remove Bibles from individual guest rooms in both of its hotels, The Nittany Lion Inn and the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, and to place them in public access areas,” Penn State spokeswoman Lisa Powers said.