Monday, June 28, 2010


    I don't know about you but I am really upset that we have a president and vice-president who seem to think that using profanity is OK in a public forum! Understand that my feelings on this subject have nothing to do with which party our president or vice-president represent. This has to do with character. This has to do with responsibility and leadership. Many people have no problem using or hearing profanity. Many adults use profanity and then are angered that children use it as well. I have seen parents cuss each other then yell at their children for using the same language, how hypocritical! Unfortunately, there are even many believers in Jesus Christ who use profanity and somehow justify it for themselves. There are thousands of words in the English language and it seems that too many people have regulated theirs to a small group of words which are vulgar and profane!

For some reason we have elected officials who think that profanity helps emphasize their anger toward something or someone. It's bad leadership, it's a bad example and it doesn't teach our children anything but disrespect for others. Disrespect for parents, for our civil leaders and for those in authority is a growing problem in our society and the use of profanity just makes that problem worse. It’s no wonder teachers don’t get respect from their students and parents don’t get respect from their children. . If respect isn’t modeled at home it won’t be evident away from the home.

Psalm 19:14 is a really wonderful verse to remember and pray each day: “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.” As followers of Jesus Christ our actions and our words are to be a testimony of His presence in our lives. Our words need to be carefully thought out before we speak them. Ugly, profane and disrespectful words are not to be part of our vocabulary if we are to truly represent our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

God bless – Pastor John