A hotel in Iloilo City, the Philippines, has stated that it has a standing ban on unmarried couples sharing bedrooms, as part of its advocacy of against extramarital sex.
In check-in guidelines that have since gone viral, Ephrathah Farms, named after a place in the Bible, said:
1. Only married couples are allowed to share a room
2. Front desk may require proof of marriage like ID's, wedding rings, etc. before being allowed to book a room.
3. In as much as we would like to maximize business gains, we are compelled by our Christian belief to adhere to this rule.
Thank you for your understanding.
The rule has been in place since the hotel opened six years ago, reports ABS-CBN News.
Guests who book a room undergo a screening process so that couples that have 'short time' intentions are not admitted.
Speaking to ABS-CBN News, the hotel said:
We believe in the the sanctity of Marriage. We further believe that 'SEX' should be done in the confines of married people only.
This is the reason we screen guests of opposite sex wanting to check-in our rooms so that we can deny entry to couples whose intentions are for “Short Time” stay only or to do extra marital affairs.
The management also said it was incumbent upon them to act as the 'caretakers and stewards' of God, adding that:
The way the Lord intends His business to be ran and not be used for evil works.
indy100 has contacted Ephrathah Farms for comment.
HT ABS-CBN News