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By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent
LONDON (Worthy News)-- One of Britain's largest hotel chains has decided to remove every Bible from its rooms, "an act of cultural vandalism upon a tradition that goes back 126 years," according to Fox News.
The Bibles were reportedly removed for "diversity reasons" from 500 Travelodge hotels.
"[It is] both tragic and bizarre that hotels would remove the word of God for the sake of ... a spurious definition of the word 'diversity,'" stated the Church of England.
In a press release by Travelodge, the removal of the Bibles was intended to show that the company didn't discriminate against any religion, but Bibles supplied by the Gideon Society would be made available at the reception desks for guests to borrow.
However, according to the Daily Mail, a receptionist at a London Travelodge branch could not find any Gideon Bibles when one was requested, recommending instead that the guest use the hotel's free Wifi to access the book online.