Bumper Stickers

On this past Saturday as my wife and I were going to Fort Walton, we were stopped at a red light behind a truck. Several vulgar bumper stickers were on the rear window and bumper. I turned to my wife and said, "I think I need to write an article on bumper stickers." Then Monday in our Daily News, guess what? Almost a half page is given to an article on bumper stickers. I was convinced that now is the time to give my thoughts. Please understand, I am not against bumper stickers. However, I think it is very inconsiderate for folks to place vulgar or suggestive language or images on their cars without regard for who may read them. I have a seven year old grandson who is learning to read and is full of questions. I imagine him in the car with me spelling these vile filthy words and turning to me to ask: "Papa, what does that mean?"

Psalm 39:1 states, "I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me." Simply put, we do not wish to read these vulgarities, nor do we want our children to be subjected to them. Psalm 141:3 says, "Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips." Proverbs 6:12 says, "A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth." Prov. 10:32 says, "The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness." It is as simple as this: We do not want to read the filth of the world. I do not want my children and grandchildren reading it. Filthy, vulgar bumper stickers rape the innocent minds of helpless children just like filthy, vulgar television does. Much of what is wrong with America’s youth stems from filth and vulgarities being forced upon their innocent, immature minds.

Please read Philippians 4:8, "Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things."

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