That’s right, folks.
One of the Christian radio stations here in the ATL did a promotional piece a couple of years ago in which the station’s censor was complaining that he had the most boring job on the face of the earth because his station was so clean.
Well, it looks like the censors finally found themselves something to do.
Last week a major Christian network dropped Chuck Swindoll’s “Insight for Living” radio broadcast from their stations. They’ve been monitoring it for seven years now (wow, that’s somebody with an awful lot of time on their hands) and have now come to the inescapable conclusion that Chuck Swindoll’s shockingly rude, crude, vulgar behavior cannot be tolerated any longer. Among his many crimes: repeated use of outrageously crude, vulgar and offensive words such as buns, heck, crap, and balls; recounting details of a prostate exam; encouraging people to see “The Lion King”; and mentioning someone who didn’t change their underwear every day as a sermon illustration.
But rather than trying to recount the whole story myself, I’ll let you read it over at Monday Morning Insight. It will tell you everything you need to know. If you really want the full skinny and have lots of time on your hands, here is the full press release from the network that dropped Swindoll, courtesy of the good people over at Slice of Laodicea.
Folks, if you need any proof that we as evangelicals live on a completely and totally different planet from the rest of the world, this is it right here. Notice that the only people who are feeling any outrage about this whole thing are Christians. That’s right. The rest of the world just doesn’t care.
As Christians we are instructed to “come out from them and be separate” (2 Corinthians 6:17). But if that causes the rest of the world to look at us and say “What planet are you from?”, then we’ve got it all wrong.