Some church leaders say no to social media

by | Apr. 26, 2011

Everything Else

While many religions are embracing the social media, leaders of some churches around the country are warning their congregants against sites like Facebook and Twitter.

Some suggest church-goers shut down their social media sites or limit the way they are used.

For example, The Chicago Tribune reports a parish in Chicago strongly recommending that families avoid using social network sites over concerns for youth in particular. Parish leaders cited privacy concerns, saying "pictures, actions, and thoughts are shared instantly, globally and permanently," and listed four potential dangers: dishonesty, predators, wasting time, and denying reality.

KSL spoke with Laurel Christensen, general manager of Time Out for Women, about the issue in general. She says like it or not, most people are using social media.

Read the rest of this story at ksl.com
Comments and feedback can be sent to feedback@ldsliving.com