‘Keep Your $10’: ‘Christian’ Rapper Andy Mineo Mocks Fans, Defends Profanity Use

An unrepentant professing Christian rapper, who has worked with artists such as Lecrae, Tedashii and Sho Baraka, is claiming that it is permissible for Christians to use profanity.

“Well, the tongue is ‘full of poison.’ Let me ask this, if a preacher uses profanity on the stage what would that look like?” one follower, identified as Seth, asked. Mineo opined that it would be permissible depending on the context of how the expletives were used, asserting, “The words in and of themselves are not evil but their intentions can be.”

 

An unrepentant professing Christian rapper, who has worked with artists such as Lecrae, Tedashii and Sho Baraka, is claiming that it is permissible for Christians to use profanity and is arguing that refraining from the use of expletives has nothing to do with being set apart for Christ.

Andy Mineo, known for his “God Belongs in My City” nationwide concert tour, recently began a discussion on his Twitter page by posing the question, “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?”

The question soon turned into repeated defense as followers opined that profanity is unbecoming of a Christian.

“Well, the tongue is ‘full of poison.’ Let me ask this, if a preacher uses profanity on the stage what would that look like?” one follower, identified as Seth, asked.

Mineo opined that it would be permissible depending on the context of how the expletives were used, asserting, “The words in and of themselves are not evil but their intentions can be.”

Seth replied by asking how the use of any profanity can have a “good intention” and reiterated that one’s words can be used “either for good or evil, life or death.”

“Your idea of Christianity is black and white. One day you’ll understand there is grey and it’s ok,” Mineo replied.

Another follower, identified as Say Something, asked, “Why do you think it would be ok for set apart people to use words which don’t reflect our supposedly set apart nature?

“You’re making being ‘set apart’ synonymous with not using certain words. Who told you that was what it meant to be set apart?” Mineo replied.

“Using profanity is the ways of the world. It will be hard for those who are lost to feel like we are different,” Say Something remarked, to which follower Tortilla agreed, “We are called to be set apart. When I curse, it’s always in unrighteousness anger and not glorifying.”

Say Something then pointed to Ephesians 4:29, which says, “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.”

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