Now the hideous Hutton Hotel has taken to lying. In today's FOX news report on the craven cancellation of our Freedom Conference (oh, the irony), Steve Eckley, Senior Vice-President of the company that owns Hutton Hotel, told FOX:
.... the hotel received the deposit last week, management promptly returned the money after learning that two controversial speakers planned to attend the event.
That is a lie. We had a signed contract and a deposit in house in August.
“Our decision has nothing to do about the conference’s content,” Steve Eckley, the senior vice president of hotels for Amerimar Enterprises, the hotel’s parent company.
Another lie. Steve Eckley has been libeling Robert Spencer and me for the past week (e.g.,"at least two of your speakers [Geller and Spencer] have a history of enraging people to the point of violence").
Eckley said the hotel has received a plethora of discouraging phone calls and emails about authors Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer addressing the conference. The two are known for their strong views of the threat of the spread of Shariah throughout the U.S.
The group bristled at the hotel’s decision and said the move symbolizes Shariah’s threat to free speech, The Tennessean reported.
Really? If Eckley "received a plethora" (I am sure it was more like ...two) let's send him a googol of encouraging phone calls and emails in support of free speech.
Steve Eckley's phone number is 720-318-4238.
Americans must boycott these cowardly enterprises and raise their voices in protest.
Hutton Hotel Tel: 615-340-9333, Fax: 615-340-0010
President & CEO - Amerimar Enterprises
His email address is email@example.com.
Send him the speech that he banned.
UPDATE: Don't want to stay in an Amerimar Hotel? Me neither. Here's the list:
Doubletree Club Hotel Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Four Points by Sheraton Meriden, Connecticut
Georgetown Inn Washington, DC
Holiday Inn Select Bucks County Trevose (Philadelphia)
Hotel Derek Houston, Texas
Howard Johnson / Days Inn Las Vegas, Nevada
Hotel The Hutton Hotel Nashville, Tennessee Hotel
St. Ermin's Hotel London, United Kingdom Hotel
The Hotel George Washington, DC Hotel
The Sheraton Atlanta Atlanta, Georgia Hotel
Washington Marriott Washington, DC Hotel
Westin Governor Morris Morristown, New Jersey Hotel <]