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?

    Take the Pledge

    Take the Pledge(click to view larger)

    Sign your name below to show your willingness to help stamp out bad language by avoiding it yourself and setting a good example for others.

    I will help stamp out bad language by not using profanity, rude or crude words, immodest words, or swear words.



    Illustrations by Maryn Roos

    I want to take the pledge!

    Me too!