In an era where social media is king, it only takes one RT to get you completely caught up with drama and nonsense. It seems as though Pastors have been getting it the worse. We all remember Bishop Eddie Long’s disastrous social media display, when pictures of him in tights standing provocatively in the mirror hit the internet. Now Pastor Charles Jenkins has been photographed in a compromising situation. In order to help our fellow men of God, we decided to come up with 10 things pastors shouldn’t do on social media. We hope this will keep them from getting caught up on the internet in the future.
1. No Women Crush Wednesday/Man Crush Monday
Pastors shouldn’t participate in #MCM or #WCW. It is a serious thirst trap and it’s easy to be seen by people that don’t need to know your business.
2. No Passing Judgement On Instagram
Instagram Users tend to be ratchet and ignorant when they post pictures. Some of the pics can be a bit much, but we shouldn’t pass judgement Pastors.
3. No Emoji’s Except For “Praise Hands”
Many Emoji’s have hidden meanings, so your safe bet would be to only post praise hands. It will ensure that a Pastor isn’t involved in a conversation that might haunt them in the future.
4. No Selfies In The Mirror
Mirror selfies tend to grow legs. Pastors should stay away from the bathroom mirrors and phone pics. Those pics will end up on your friends and families Facebook page almost guaranteed.
5. Don’t Post Ratchet Memes
Pastors, please leave the Ratchet memes for the ratchets. Posting these images or even RTing them could leave a bad taste in the mouth of your loyal followers. Stay away from 94% of the memes on the internet.
6. No Tweeting From The Pew
Tweeting in Church is frowned upon for the congregation and it should be frowned upon if the Pastor does it. The Pew is for preaching not RTing.
7. Archive Diving For Your Favorite Rappers Pics
We all like rappers, but Pastors please keep your love for Lil Wayne and Two Chainz to yourself and especially off your social media.
8. Liking & Commenting On Models Pics
Hey Pastors, we know Models need Jesus just like anyone else, but please stay away from their Instagram accounts, The last thing you need are Reposts from Models saying can’t wait to see you at church pastor.
9. No DMing Members Of The Church On Twitter
Direct Messages on twitter equal drama. All you need as a Pastor is a member of the church sharing your personal message with the whole congregation, that’s trouble waiting to happen.
10. Don’t Post Pics Of Your Flashy Things
We understand Church is a business, but people look up to you and your word. Don’t abuse my trust by posting pics of your cars and your houses, just show me the way.
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