After noticing the post on Frank Lockwood's Bible Belt Blogger that his blog had received a "PG-13" rating from another website, I visited the same site to see what the rating for this blog was. Ready? "R". Why? Because, it said, of the use of the words 'gay', 'dangerous', 'death' and 'gays'. Remember what I said about the degradation of good words? Here is empirical proof.
Oh, and the site that gives these ratings? Why don't I mention its name? Well, it's an online dating service of some kind. It looks innocent enough, and apparently is using this little gimmick to get people to its site (probably successfully, after all, it got me there). But including its name in my blog could get me an even worse rating.