There's an interesting discussion going on over on internetmonk.com about the American Evangelical reaction to bad language and cultural Pharisaism. It's a discussion that needs to be had, and which I think I might need to reference later.
- about how the easily offended sometimes end up being tyrants
- looking at where the balance is in the Bible
- thinking about the historical roots and some of the consequences
- looking at the relevant bits of Ephesians
Here is an older item on the same subject and the same site. FWIW, I think I agree with it.