Help Stamp Out Bad Language

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    The boy who wrote the letter at the left is a real 11-year-old boy. When he made a mistake and used bad language in school, his parents asked him to do some research to find out what’s wrong with profanity. Here are some things he learned:

    • Profanity is language that is disrespectful, irreverent, and immodest. It doesn’t have to be a swear word.

    • What’s wrong with profanity and crude language?

      • It shows disrespect for others.

      • It can easily turn a conversation into an argument.

      • It shows immaturity and a lack of imagination.

      • It hurts others.

    • Bad language includes profanity, rude or crude words, immodest words, and swear words.

    Is It OK to Say?

    Before you speak, ask yourself:

    • Is it true?

    • Is it kind?

    • Would I use these words if the Savior were standing beside me?

    Illustrations by Maryn Roos

    I want to take the pledge!

    Me too!