Airbnb: Catholics go sleep somewhere else

I just received this insulting letter from Airbnb, the Uber of private hotelry.

The Airbnb Community Commitment


Earlier this year, we launched a comprehensive effort to fight bias and discrimination in the Airbnb community. As a result of this effort, we’re asking everyone to agree to a Community Commitment beginning November 1, 2016. Agreeing to this commitment will affect your use of Airbnb, so we wanted to give you a heads up about it.

What is the Community Commitment?

You commit to treat everyone—regardless of race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or age—with respect, and without judgment or bias.

How do I accept the commitment?

On or after November 1, we’ll show you the commitment when you log in to or open the Airbnb website, mobile or tablet app and we’ll automatically ask you to accept.

What if I decline the commitment?

If you decline the commitment, you won’t be able to host or book using Airbnb, and you have the option to cancel your account. Once your account is canceled, future booked trips will be canceled. You will still be able to browse Airbnb but you won’t be able to book any reservations or host any guests.

What if I have feedback about the commitment?

We welcome your feedback about the Community Commitment and all of our nondiscrimination efforts. Feel free to read more about the commitment. You can also reach out to us at

The Airbnb Team

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2 comments on “Airbnb: Catholics go sleep somewhere else

  1. Bob: We’d like three nights at your Las Vegas suites. Yes, for two. Yes, we’ll commit to the three nights. … Commit to what? Gender identity? We’re a normal married couple. … I said normal. … What’s “gender phobic?” Look, I’m a psychologist, and I’ve never heard of gender phobia. … No, not Islamophobia, either. Wait, wait–do we get the room or not? No? Could I speak to a manager?

    Emily: Oh Bob! That’s the third hotel that’s shut us out. Maybe we’d better check at the stable?

  2. Bob: Hello? Oh, hi Mr. Carlin. You’re happy today? I think most people in Chicago are happy, too. Well, stay happy for awhile. … Yes, the billy goat curse is over now. You can sleep easy. — Oh, by the way, do you own a hotel in Las Vegas? … You do! Oh, good. Emily and I are looking for a room. … Yes, we called them, but they said that I’m genderphobic, and wouldn’t book me. … That’s policy? Can’t you help us? … Hello? … Mr. Carlin?

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