Satire: Point-Counterpoint: Being Sensitive with Language

What language is actually bad or hateful language? It’s impossible to tell.


Point: Mormons Have A Sensitivity ProblemBy Kate Kelly

Most Mormons don’t understand the harm they are causing because they don’t think about the words they are using. They don’t realize that saying “we are all children of God” is a problem… it sounds so close to “all lives matter.”

Frankly, the careless use of terms that are inflammatory and disrespectful is a major reason I left the G______ f______ stupid b____ f____ a____ s____ church to begin with.

I’m not going to hold my breath for them to realize that they are doing something wrong though. They tend to ignore important things.

Counter-Point: I think you mean the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day SaintsBy Tom Stevens

Particularly if you are going to try to make a point about appropriate language, a profanity-laced statement does not help.

I think members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints do need to be conscientious about the language we use though… for example, we have been asked not to use the term “Mormon” to describe the church or its members. The revealed name is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Also, God carved into stone with his own finger on Horeb a command that we not take the name of the Lord in vain… I think that’s still pretty important. Certainly, He seems to prioritize that over any problems with “we are all children of God.”


Brett Jensen manages The Ward Preacher. You can follow him on Twitter @wardpreacher.

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