I will not look with approval on anything that is vile. I hate what faithless people do; I will have no part in it. - Psalm 101:3
American society is so accustomed to vulgar language, vile insinuations and political correctness that we barely know what to say at all any more.
Words that were once acceptable can now get you fired from your job and words that were once considered to be vulgar can get a laugh in a business meeting.
The appropriate use of sex jokes depends upon the group the time and the place. Like most social interaction it's a reflection of our time and culture. We have wandered far from the days of anything approaching a moral or social conscience. We have wandered far from God.
Jokes about sex are considered to be inappropriate only if its made by a man and is about a woman.
If a woman makes a sex joke about a man or if a man makes a sex joke at another man's expense it's generally acceptable.
....even in church during a sermon.....
Therefore this is what the LORD says: "If you repent, I will restore you that you may serve me; if you utter worthy, not worthless, words, you will be my spokesman. Let this people turn to you, but you must not turn to them. - Jeremiah 15:19
The operative words above are "if you repent". I do not believe repentance will come to America until our national foolishness has been thoroughly beaten out of us by heaven. We are being thrashed even as these words are written, but few see the hand of God in the numerous curses that have afflicted us and few of that small number understand its meaning or purpose. There's a lot more to it than a few off color jokes, but jokes are the symptom of a terrible hubris that's infected America. Remember that pride goes before a fall. The collapse has already begun. At this point the trend is irreversible.
In the 1950's God was treated with polite indifference. Today HaShem is mocked and His followers ridiculed. Conscience and integrity are the jokes now. Sex is merely funny.
What shall we do? Let the wicked be wicked still. Let the righteous be righteous still. (Revelation 22:11)
Those who know God must get VERY serious about doing as He directs - VERY serious.
Perhaps God will hide those who love Him from the wrath that seems to visit us with greater and greater frequency.
Perhaps God will hide those who follow Him by faith and with deep conviction and integrity (in our thoughts as well as in our speech).
Perhaps God will have mercy when His wrath visits us.
Perhaps God will take a few of us by the hand and lead us through troubles ahead.
The eye of a hurricane is a quiet place in the midst of terrible destruction and violence.
May those who fear God and follow Him daily find themselves in the eye of the hurricane when it certainly comes to us.
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. - Isaiah 41:10
that's me, hollering from the choir loft...