They used to be next to the phone book inside of hotel nightstands all around country, but now they seem to be disappearing.

FOX's Jim Mackay reports: 

Bibles, almost every major hotel chain at one point had a Bible inside of their nightstands, in fact 10 years ago, hospitality analytics group STR said 95 percent of hotels had a copy of the Bible in their hotel rooms.

This year however, only 48 percent, nearly cut in half. A Marriott spokesperson recently told the Los Angeles Times that right now Bibles do not fit into the current marketing and target areas that they offer to their customers. Also a lot of hotels are now deciding to not offer any religious materials, so they're not showing bias to a particular faith.

Jim Mackay, FOX News.

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