Church choir: 'Keep yo business off of Facebook'
"The things that you say, you know we're going to find out about 'em anyway," sings a man in this blurry cell phone clip.
August 19th, 2013
01:22 PM ET

Church choir: 'Keep yo business off of Facebook'

By Brandon Griggs, CNN

(CNN) - How bad is the problem of oversharing online? People are now singing about it in church.

A video that's been gaining buzz online in recent days shows worshipers at an unidentified church singing a gospel-styled tune with the apparent title of "Keep Yo Business Off of Facebook." In the blurry two-minute clip, shot with a cell phone, churchgoers sway and clap while a man and woman sing about the pitfalls of sharing not-safe-for-church behavior.

"Sundays you act like a saint, but your Facebook posts say you ain't," the man sings.

The video was posted online in July but has only become widely noticed in recent days after being shared, of all places, on Facebook. The origin of the video and location of the church has so far remained a mystery.
Some commenters on YouTube, where posts of the video have attracted more than 200,000 views, have complained that Christian choirs should not be singing about secular topics in church.

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  1. Tima

    This priest shouldn't have shared this:


    September 1, 2013 at 7:22 pm |
  2. Sara

    I think this song is great and I'm not a Christian. The way some folks use Facebook is downright scary.

    August 26, 2013 at 7:56 am |
  3. mzh


    112:1 – Say, "He is Allah , [who is] One,
    112:2 – Allah-us-Samad (The Self-Sufficient Master, Whom all creatures need, He neither eats nor drinks).
    112:3 – He begets not, nor was He begotten;
    112:4 – And there is none co-equal or comparable unto Him.
    20:8 – Allah! La ilahla illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He)! To Him belong the Best Names.

    3:85 – Say, "We have believed in Allah and in what was revealed to us and what was revealed to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, and the Descendants, and in what was given to Moses and Jesus and to the prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and we are Muslims [submitting] to Him."

    2:285 – The Messenger has believed in what was revealed to him from his Lord, and [so have] the believers. All of them have believed in Allah and His angels and His books and His messengers, [saying], "We make no distinction between any of His messengers." And they say, "We hear and we obey. [We seek] Your forgiveness, our Lord, and to You is the [final] destination."

    2:256 – There shall be no compulsion in [acceptance of] the religion. The right course has become clear from the wrong. So whoever disbelieves in Taghut and believes in Allah has grasped the most trustworthy handhold with no break in it. And Allah is Hearing and Knowing.

    August 25, 2013 at 11:12 pm |
    • Sara

      If only the "Duplicate post detected" filter worked across the site the multiple spams by this guy would get thinned.

      August 26, 2013 at 8:04 am |
    • Lucifer's Evil Twin


      "Witch Hunt"

      The night is black
      Without a moon
      The air is thick and still
      The vigilantes gather on
      The lonely torch lit hill

      Features distorted in the flickering light
      The faces are twisted and grotesque
      Silent and stern in the sweltering night
      The mob moves like demons possessed
      Quiet in conscience, calm in their right
      Confident their ways are best

      The righteous rise
      With burning eyes
      Of hatred and ill-will
      Madmen fed on fear and lies
      To beat and burn and kill

      They say there are strangers who threaten us
      In our immigrants and infidels
      They say there is strangeness too dangerous
      In our theaters and bookstore shelves
      That those who know what's best for us
      Must rise and save us from ourselves

      Quick to judge
      Quick to anger
      Slow to understand
      Ignorance and prejudice
      And fear walk hand in hand...

      August 27, 2013 at 12:24 pm |
  4. Jonah

    Not too long ago I was working as the accountant for a small corporation. One day the boss came in all happy and announced to the staff, "Things are really going well! You guys are really putting out! I am going to give you all a nice bonus for Christmas this year!" My co-worker was ovejoyed and went out and bought a bunch of stuff anticipating his nice bonus. I just said to myself, "Well, I'll believe that when I see it.". A few weeks before Christmas the boss comes in again. "I am really sorry, Guys, but things aren't going so well and I can't give you that bonus I promised." My co-worker was devastated! He had spent all his money and was really depending on that bonus!

    Nephi said, "34 O Lord, I have trusted in thee, and I will trust in thee forever. I will not put my trust in the arm of flesh; for I know that cursed is he that putteth his trust in the arm of flesh. Yea, cursed is he that putteth his trust in man or maketh flesh his arm."

    (2 Nephi 4:34)

    August 24, 2013 at 9:47 am |
    • liz48

      The book of Jeremiah from the Tanakh, the Jewish scriptures and the old testament stated the same thing, when this was written.

      It seems it was copied from the Book of Jeremiah that existed long before this book...

      September 16, 2013 at 9:49 am |
  5. Jonah

    You know, everyone in the world has faith...............in something. What do you put your faith in? Many people put their faith in the American Government for years only to find out that the rich and powerful control the government and use our children as cannon fodder in foreign wars to protect their oil interests and to get filthy richer. Now we find that they invade pur privacy and collect files of information on us.

    I usd to put my faith in my company. The CEO would have frequent meetings and tell us the company was going bankrupt and that we all needed to tighten our belts and sacrifice for the good of the company. One morning we all woke up to the news that the CEO had left the company and took 200 million dollars of company money with him! We do the sacrificing, the big wigs get the profits!

    Many of us put our faith in the American dollar and we put it in the bank and feel it is safe. Then the government needs money and so they print it and suddenly they have value where it didn't exist. But, where did the value come from? The dollar used to hold a hundred times more value than it does today.

    I have a relative who has cancer. We have done everything that the doctors and medical science know to do, but it is not working. We can prepare. We can buy insurance and try to save for the future and anticipate problems that might come up, but, you know, in the end everyone of us will face a situation that we can do absolutely nothing about and all we can do is wring our hands in frustration!

    Jeremiah said this: 11 Hath a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods? but my people have changed their glory for that which doth not profit. (Jeremiah 2:11). 13 For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water. (Jeremiah 2:13)

    Is your faith invested in "cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water?" I have personally put my faith in the living God all of my life and he has never failed me. I have actually experienced what David said in the 23rd Psalm, "5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. (Psalms 23:5)". I truly know the joy, happiness and contentment that comes from putting my faith and trust in the Lord and I wish to share this happiness with others. Go to mormon.org where kind, unpaid volunteers will show you the way.

    August 23, 2013 at 9:34 am |
    • liz48

      The teaching that you can do nothing about something like cancer is a lie that has been entrenched in the christian religion and other religions.

      If a person has a relationship with the Lord of the Bible and His Son and our Redeemer, the Moshiach (Known in christanity The Lord Jesus, the Messiah), they will BELIEVE HIS WORD. In His Life on the earth, He cured all sorts of diseases and weaknesses. In Isaiah 53:5 we are told that He destroyed all sickness with the stripes He bore on His Back.

      In John 12:14 the Lord told us that we will do GREATER THINGS THAN HE DID. If He healed all types of sickness as He was directed by the Father, we should be doing not only what He did but even greater...

      Get out of religion of all kinds and seek the Lord Himself...not a church, pastor or a religion...

      September 16, 2013 at 9:57 am |
  6. John The Large

    Facebook is greater than god.

    August 22, 2013 at 6:21 pm |
  7. Lionly Lamb

    I Am.

    August 21, 2013 at 8:55 pm |


    August 21, 2013 at 3:15 pm |
  9. ReligionIsBS

    "If you're black and christian, you have a real short memory" – Chris Rock

    August 21, 2013 at 3:06 pm |
  10. Jonah

    There is a bunch of down right nonsense and silliness in many churches today. When Christ was on the earth he organized his church on the foundation of living prophets and apostles who were inspired and enlightened. I am sure that these ministers and pastors are well meaning, but they are uninspired and not approved of God. If anyone reading this feels as I do and want to worship the Lord in the real church with apostles and a prophet as in ancient times, and priesthood authority, I invite them to check out mormon.org. There is only one true church. That is what Paul said.

    August 21, 2013 at 7:52 am |
    • truthprevails1

      Oh dear, I see you're a little gullible. The cult of Mormons was formed by one of the greatest con-men on earth. Joseph Smith was a delusional man. Your god doesn't exist in the real world and thus could not have come to earth.
      A counter website to the one you listed is exmormon.org. Read it and you'll soon realize exactly how bat shit crazy Mormonism is.
      It's sad that your parents were brainwashed and in turn brainwashed you.
      This is the 21st century, join it please.

      August 21, 2013 at 7:59 am |
    • Richard Cranium

      There is a bunch of down right nonsense and silliness in all churches today.

      There I corrected it for you.

      August 21, 2013 at 8:00 am |
    • Doc Vestibule

      If there is one true church, it would be a Synagogue.
      The odds of "Abraham's God Part III – American Jesus" being The Truth is pretty minimal given that it is 1/10th the age of the last major sequel, founded by a convicted con-man, and conceived in the notion that all men are created unequal based on their melanin count.

      August 21, 2013 at 8:42 am |
    • Honey Badger Don't Care


      The belief in a god is downright silliness.

      August 21, 2013 at 8:49 am |
    • Jonah

      I see my friends from the peanut gallery are here today :). Thank- you for your comments.

      August 21, 2013 at 11:33 am |
      • Jonah

        Oh, btw, those who say the Lord's prophet was a con man; people just like you said the same thing about Jesus Christ, using almost the same words too. Seems Joseph Smith is in pretty good company.

        August 21, 2013 at 11:37 am |
        • truthprevails1

          Wow, so you think being a con-man is a good thing?

          August 21, 2013 at 11:57 am |
        • Doc Vestibule

          Marvin Hill, one of Joseph Smith's fathers-in-law, had this to say in a sworn affidavit b ack in 1834:
          "'I first became acquainted with Joseph Smith, Jr. in November, 1825. He was at that time in the employ of a set of men who were called money diggers; and his occupation was that of seeing, or pretending to see by what means of a stone placed in his hat, and his hat closed over his face. In this way he pretended to discover minerals and hidden treasure.

          "'Smith and his father, with several other money-diggers boarded at my house while they were employed in digging for a mine that they supposed had been opened and worked by the Spaniards. Young Smith made several visits at my house, and at length asked my consent to his marrying my daughter Emma. This I refused . . . [H]e was a stranger, and followed a business that I could not approve. . . . Smith stated to me, that he had given up what he called "glass-looking," and that he expected to work hard for a living . . .

          "'Soon after this, I was informed that they had brought a wonderful book of plates down with them . . . The manner in which he pretended to read and interpret, was the same as when he looked for the money-diggers, with the stone in his hat, and his hat over his face, while the Book of Plates were at the same time hid in the woods.'"

          Smith used his magic, divine "seer stones" in that earlier scam for which he was arrested, tried, and found guilty. Records of the court case and the mittimus issued to get him out of the county are available for public perusal.

          August 21, 2013 at 3:30 pm |
      • Nicole

        It's funny how one man of GOD can down people of GOD who are you to say anything.

        August 21, 2013 at 3:48 pm |
        • LEMMIWINKS


          GAME OVER

          August 21, 2013 at 6:15 pm |
        • Roemini

          If you believe in the Joseph Smith malarky, you've already lost.

          August 21, 2013 at 7:39 pm |
        • liz48

          As to definitions of who is of G-d or who is a man of G-d, seek the Lord Himself to teach you...

          The Lord Jesus told us not to call any man our teacher or our father. See Matthew 23:8-10. If you depend on Joseph Smith or a christian pastor as your source of belief or information, you are in spiritual darkness and will be deceived. The deception is tight, and we have to be strongly persistent and determined to refuse the lie and seek the Lord in EVERYTHING we believe or form our faith.

          September 16, 2013 at 10:02 am |
    • Jonah

      The truth is, it is about happiness, and none of you can say truthfully that you find happiness in your philosophy and way of life. Wickedness never was happiness. Your way of life brings misery, poverty, disease, and eventually conflict or war. One or two of you are not poor, unhealthy, and miserable today? Well, things will change.

      August 21, 2013 at 11:50 am |
      • truthprevails1

        You don't have the right to judge my happiness. Just because I manage to live my life without imaginary friends (ie; jesus; god), does not mean I'm not happy. Your idea of happiness is not quite the same as my idea. It is you who needs an imaginary companion to be happy, some of us are not so weak.

        August 21, 2013 at 12:01 pm |
      • sam stone

        how do you know how we find happiness?

        August 22, 2013 at 6:36 am |
        • liz48

          Open your mouth and ask G-d to prove Himself and identify Himself to you if He exists...

          If your heart is sincere to know the Truth, the Lord Who has promised to reveal Himself to those who seek Him, can be genuinely asked to reveal Himself.

          September 16, 2013 at 10:05 am |
      • Jake

        It is much easier to be happy when your views align with reality. There is no god from any religion that is true.

        August 22, 2013 at 1:13 pm |
      • Micael

        The truth is, you are unqualified to speak of anyone's life outside of your own, Jonah; every assertion you have made is specious speculation. I suggest you stick with what you (presumably) know and knock off the tedious slander. It doesn't look good, and makes you appear somewhat petty.

        August 22, 2013 at 2:41 pm |


      August 21, 2013 at 3:14 pm |
    • Nicole

      Who are you to say who's not a man of GOD????

      August 21, 2013 at 3:52 pm |


        August 21, 2013 at 6:15 pm |
    • JimK57

      Jonah, If it brings you happiness it is okay.

      August 21, 2013 at 6:35 pm |
  11. Apple Bush

    Sweet kisses are death to most and misery to all others.

    August 21, 2013 at 1:16 am |
  12. Apple Bush

    Apples three for a dollar. They are tiny, but they're good!

    August 21, 2013 at 12:52 am |
    • Apple Bush

      I will buy one Apple. You are supposed to have two in the bush. Put the others back in the box.

      August 21, 2013 at 12:58 am |
  13. Lionly Lamb

    Of GOD, God and god, I am but a god.....

    August 20, 2013 at 8:11 pm |
    • truthprevails1

      You poor unmedicated person....your delusions seem much worse this evening.

      August 20, 2013 at 8:18 pm |
    • Doc Vestibule

      Thou art God.
      I grok it.

      August 21, 2013 at 8:43 am |
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