No Cussing Club – What the @#$%?


I heard a story on NPR the other day about McKay Hatch, a 15 year old kid in South Pasadena, California, who started a club called the No Cussing Club. Apparently, he got sick of hearing his peers swear with every other word and asked them to stop. He thought he would be ostracized but to his surprise, his friends agreed. He then decided to start the No Cussing Club and started out with 50 charter members. This may seem pretty out of the ordinary for a teenager, but he is being raised by parents who wrote Raising a G-Rated Family in an X-Rated World.

Hatch started a website and now has 30,000 members worldwide. However, success hasn’t been without its drawbacks. Hatch has had everything from $2,000 in pizza delivered to his house as a prank, to outright death threats to deal with. It is very interesting how irate people get against someone who just wants to encourage people not to swear! It isn’t something that is being forced on people, they sign up voluntarily. One would think these people would have something better to do with that negative energy. While the threats are disturbing, Hatch and his family are undeterred and he is now working on a book.

I say kudos to McKay Hatch and I hope he keeps it up, it’s refreshing to see a teenager going against the grain and standing up for what he believes.

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