Is it Ok for Christians to Curse: Hip Hop Artist Andy Mineo Sparks Controversy
Veronica NeffingerReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2016 Feb 17
Christian hip hop artist and producer Andy Mineo recently sparked debate and controversy on twitter with his question of whether it is okay for Christians to use profanity.
The Christian Post reports that Mineo, who has a history of not being afraid to bring up controversial topics, asked his twitter followers, “Do you guys really think if a person uses 'profanity' (words we've given meaning) in their music they couldn't possibly be Christian? Why?"
It wasn’t long before twitter users began to weigh in with their opinions.
One twitter user cited Scripture, saying, "Well 'blessings and curses come from the same mouth, this shouldn't be.'"
Mineo responded with another question: "What are 'curses' in that text? The words in our culture we deem 'curses'? His cultural words? Or actual CURSES?"
Another twitter user firmly disagreed that it was okay for Christians to curse.
“Why do you think it would be ok for set apart people to use words which don't reflect our supposedly set apart nature?"
"Your making being 'set apart' synonymous with not using certain words. Who told u that was what it meant to be set apart?" Mineo challenged.
The twitter debate continued, with Mineo and followers going back and forth.
Eventually, Mineo also posted an article titled “On F Bombs and Christian Music: A Reflection on P.O.D.’s Newest Album, Murdered Love” to illustrate his points.
Publication date: February 17, 2016