A Christian Seminary Posts This?
_I came across “this gem” by way of facebook. Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary (PLTS), an ELCA school, posted a video titled “S**t Seminarians Say” (the curse words were edited by Exposing the ELCA) on their facebook page. (see PLTS’s page here)
Let me be clear, this is on the seminary’s official facebook page, not a PLTS student’s page.
If you watch the video your treated to an individual use the “F” word. The exact phrase is "I ****in' love kale." (see video here)
The video was an attempt at humor, and I am sure many will find it humorous. I just don’t know why one of our ELCA seminaries, whose job it is to instruct the future leaders of our denomination, would post a video that contains this kind of language.
The video is the work of theradicalspirit.org. The website claims to be “an online journal of Unitarian Univeralist hope.”
And for those of you that may think I am nitpicking here, please consider the following Scripture:
Ephesians 5:4 - Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving.
Matthew 15:10-11 - And he called the people to him and said to them, “Hear and understand: it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person.”
Colossians 3:8 - But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.
James 3:10 - From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so.
Ephesians 4:29 - Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.
1/13/2012 06:21:07 am
actually not shocked or surprised which is sad, another example of the "culture" deciding what is ok instead of the Word. AND the fact that I had to unfriend someone on FB for the language they used in postings and pictures, very strong and graphic language and they happen to be an ELCA pastor working at a University in the midwest. I don't watch TV with that language in it, why would I read it on FB day after day.
1/14/2012 03:16:31 am
Just as an aside, it might interest you to know that the Bible has plenty of cuss words in it, they are just not translated as such.
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