[Video] Youtube Flags Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “God and Guns” as Offensive, Displays Warning Before Playback

May 4 2013
by GSL Staff
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Political correctness is getting a bit out of control.

Apparently, the Youtube community has flagged Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “God and Guns” as offensive. The video sharing site displays a warning about the video prior to playback (see below).

It is unclear what exactly is offensive about the song based on the lyrics (also below), especially when you consider the thousands of rap songs on Youtube (many in the top 50 most viewed videos) have extremely vulgar language throughout.

I guess some people are easily offended?

Here is the warning displayed by Youtube:

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And here are the lyrics to the song in case you are unable to watch the above video.

“God & Guns”

Last night I heard this politician
Talking ’bout his brand new mission
Liked his plans, but they came undone when he got around with God and guns

I don’t know how he grew up
But it sure wasn’t down at the hunting club
Cause if it was he’d understand a little bit more about the working man

God and guns
Keep us strong
That’s what this country
Was founded on
Well we might as well give up and run
If we let them take our God and guns

I’m here in my back of the woods
Where God is great and guns are good
You really can’t know that much about ‘m
If you think we’re better off without ‘m

Well there was a time we ain’t forgot
You caressed all night with the doors unlocked
But there ain’t nobody save no more
So you say your prayers and you thank the lord

For that peace maker
And the joy

God and guns (God and guns)
Keep us strong
That’s what this country, lord
Was founded on
Well we might as well give up and run,
If we let ‘m take our God and guns.
Yea we might as well give up and run,
If we let ‘m take our God and guns!

Yeaaa
Ooh
God and guns

Don’t let ‘m take
Don’t you let ‘m take
Don’t let ‘m take
Our God and guns

Oh God and guns
Ye keep us strong
That’s what this country, lord
Was founded on
Well we might as well give up and run,
If we let ‘m take our God and guns!

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