The Last Temptation of Facebook: Pastor Advises Congregation to Abandon Adulterous Social Network

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Facebook makes it a tad to0 easy for ‘friends’ to become friends with benefits, a New Jersey pastor claims.  That’s why he’s given his married staff an ultimatum: log-off, or lose your job.

Rev. Cedric Miller of New Jersey’s Living Word Christian Fellowship Church says the social networking site is, essentially, a gateway to licentious living.

“What happens is someone from yesterday surfaces, it leads to conversations and there have been physical meet-ups. The temptation is just too great,” he tells the Associated Press.

He says he’s personally seen at least 20 couples hit the rocks, usually after one partner reconnects with an old flame online. (See: Ten Reasons to Unfriend Someone on Facebook)

To keep his flock on the path of righteousness, he’s asked 50 Church employees to delete their accounts. Congregants, meanwhile, will be advised, but not forced, to do the same.

Extreme? Perhaps. But there is evidence to suggest Facebook is, in fact, a digital den of iniquity.

A report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project finds that at least one in five adults uses Facebook for flirting. One in five!

To which Newsfeed replies: It wasn’t me.

(See also: God Save the Queen — From her Facebook Followers)