UK media were able to elicit quotes of outrage from church groups and now we have American media stoking-up the bible belt on the other side of the Atlantic.
Gwen Sebastian, who first captivated viewers (and her mentor, now touring partner Blake Shelton) while competing on "The Voice," is among those protesting a British hotel's decision to change the reading material available to its guests. But she's using a song and some air-mail stamps to make her personal protest known.
After Gwen got wind (via a story in USA Today's travel section) that Jonathan Denby, owner of the Damson Dene Hotel in England's tourist-heavy Lake District, had replaced the Gideon Bible with the wildly popular soft-porn bestseller "Fifty Shades of Grey," her record label, Flying Island Entertainment, dispatched copies of Gwen's single, "Met Him in a Motel Room" to the hotel.
"I've read and really liked 'Fifty Shades of Grey,' but I don't understand why he would replace the all-time bestseller with a popular bestseller," Gwen notes of the dubious decision.
"Met Him in a Motel Room" tells the story of a desperate woman contemplating suicide and changing her mind when she discovers the Bible in the drawer of the motel room.
Seems to be a promotional match made in heaven!