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Labriola never expected to go into ‚ÄúChristian comedy.‚ÄĚ To him, comedy ‚Äď at least the kind popularly portrayed today ‚Äď was about injecting a few curse words here and there with a mixture of sexual innuendos added to the punch line.
Labriola fit the generic profile of a comedian up until he married and found Christ.
When he read Ephesians 5:4 (Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving) it dawned on him the need for censorship. After all, "I can't just read the Bible and go up state and do the opposite."
"My acting comedy for years had been R-rated and when I read that I said how am I going to do my acting if I profess to be a Christian?'"...
Exodus 20 7 "You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain. John 15 10 "If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father's commandments, and abide in His love. Matthew 23 21 "And he who swears by the temple, swears both by the temple and by Him who dwells within it. 22 "And he who swears by heaven, swears both by the throne of God and by Him who sits upon it. ---NASB