[Ads-l] blasphemous

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Aug 1 06:33:51 EDT 2020

> 'Offensive or insulting'

Usually used jokingly, but this brother serious as a heart attack. _To take
someone's name in vain_ "to speak unflatteringly of someone by name" is
another, Bible-based turn of phrase.

On Fri, Jul 31, 2020 at 8:21 PM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>

> 'Offensive or insulting':
> https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-06-17/canceling-gone-with-the-wind-censorship-slippery-slope
> :
> As a Black American, I can tell you that “Gone With the Wind” is so very
> painful to watch. It’s just as bigoted as “The Birth of A Nation.” I will
> never allow my grandchildren to watch that blasphemous movie.
> JL
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