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Mitt Romney’s Mormon Underwear

January 28, 2008

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UPDATED (with rules for wearing the underwear)

Some have commented to me that I always seem so serious about the issues that I post about on my blog.  So I thought I would start the week off with something a bit lighter.  This picture was sent by a friend, and seems to fit with both the political theme of the blog, and the ‘need’ to lighten the mood here at times.  Tell me the next time you see Mitt on TV you will not crack a smile.

It was not until I saw the movie “Latter Days”, a gay themed movie a few years ago that I discovered Mormons wore special underwear.  No kidding, I was rather perplexed about it too. Even Mike Wallace from CBS’s “60 Minutes” seems amused by the underwear.

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  1. November 16, 2009 8:58 PM

    I actually moderate all comments, and 99% are allowed to be posted. As such you can image what it takes to get deleted.

  2. Reagan permalink
    November 16, 2009 8:44 PM

    There’s also an open comment section, so that I can say pretty much whatever I want, and likewise. (since we pretty much can see that you’ve blasted your ideas and opinions all over the place) Thanks for interjecting on his behalf though!

  3. lily permalink
    November 16, 2009 2:40 PM

    You may think he’s rude. Lucky for him, this is HIS page, not yours. He doesn’t owe you anything. It’s not like he came to your blog and left his opinions all over it. He has every right to post what he wants, how he wants, on his page. Deal with it.

  4. Reagan permalink
    November 16, 2009 12:39 AM

    It’s not just the Mormons who are against same-sex marriage. Many other christian organizations are too. Also, I don’t know what the “God, and not Joseph Smith, bless you.” thing was about… but thank you. As a Mormon, I pretty much get ALL my blessings from Heavenly Father and his son. :) – so thanks for sending another my way!

  5. Reagan permalink
    November 16, 2009 12:28 AM

    I think you’re rude. Yeah, I did think the actual picture was a little comical. However, your responses to people are just snarky. There’s no reason to be so distasteful about things. At least that guy was courteous about it.

  6. November 16, 2009 12:09 AM

    The picture on the post is called humor. Loosen your undies and get over it.

  7. J C permalink
    November 15, 2009 10:28 PM

    I don’t know if anyone has pointed this out to you yet, but, for a lifelong Mormon, the opening picture on your website is very offensive and makes light of things we consider sacred in our religion. If you really espouse the ideas of tolerance claimed by the Democratic party, you should consider removing the picture.

    Thank you.

  8. Reagan permalink
    November 5, 2009 1:08 PM

    Smart Person says things like “worser.”

    I rest my case.

  9. Reagan permalink
    November 5, 2009 12:57 PM

    How can you hate one group so thoroughly? It looks like you are completely anti-Mormon, no matter what type of person they are. Do you condemn every Mormon you meet? Or do you just type that way…

  10. Reagan permalink
    November 5, 2009 12:55 PM

    Right off the bat I’ll state a few things: I was raised mormon, I’m young, I didn’t attend seminary, and I’ve never read the scriptures all the way through.

    I did however take the discussions and was baptized without my family trying to cram “YOU NEED TO BE MOLLY MORMON” down my throat.

    I’m 18 and I live with my fiance. We’re not married. Big no-no in our religion. I’ve drank, I’ve had premarital sex, and I cuss like a sailor.

    Basically, what I’m trying to say is; it’s ridiculous for grown adults to talk this way about one another. Stereotyping everything and making it out to be so extreme on either side. Mormons aren’t perfect, but we aren’t devil spawn either.

    I’ve thought about leaving the church, but when it comes down to it; I believe in what I’ve been taught. I’m pretty much the prime example of what a Mormon isn’t, or shouldn’t be. The poster child for rebellion. But the fact is, every time I go to church, I get a worm fuzzy feeling, and the most welcoming smiles that I’ve ever experienced at a gathering besides with family. Sure, the church has done a lot of questionable things, and has or had some pretty extreme guidelines. I call them guidelines, not rules because we all have free agency to do whatever we please. So we have weird undies, who cares? I think they’re great for winter time, looks like they’ll keep you pretty toasty. We’re not suppose to smoke or drink. Okay, that’s fantastic. Gives me an extra reason why I shouldn’t do things that are harmful to my body. No extra peircings or tattoos – that’s pain I won’t have to subject to, or have to look at 10 years later when I may regret it. No caffiene. OH NO! That’s the deal breaker. I love Dr. Pepper, especially after a headache, but I’m not shunned for it. Coffee and tea USE to be serious stimulants, so I can see how that was written in to protect our bodies. No sex pre-marriage, most people follow that anyway. It messes with your emotions.

    As far as the person who keeps blabbering about the happenings in the temple.. I have one question: have you ever been inside the temple and done any of those acts or seen those acts yourself? If you haven’t experienced them first-hand then how do you even know?

    As for the after-death baptisms, every church ward I have been to has us do a geneology day where we have to look up only relatives to use. We can’t just throw in some dead friends. So, I don’t know where you got the information that we can just “dead dunk” anybody. And, really… who cares? The pope asked us to stop, right? Well, I want the stop wearing Versace and to not be paid for his job. As for the tithing thing, Nobody in my family is that strict on tithing. I’m not, I don’t pay tithing at all, but if I need help of any kind the church helps me. The church has even helped some of my non-mormon friends.

    As a general people, I think mormons do some pretty amazing things with charity and such. So what, we really act hard on our recruitment. Don’t other churches? And, it offers our missionaries chances to see parts of the world and experiences other cultures they other-wise never would have had the chance to.

    Maybe mormonism isn’t for everyone. That’s not what we’re taught, but we are taught free agency. I emphasize that. I believe what I believe, but I also do a lot of things that are considered the ultimate no-no’s and guess what, I’m still welcomed back every time with open arms. I don’t have to promise I’ll never stray again, most of them know I will because they do themselves. But we’re never shunned. Maybe some of you are confusing FLDS with LDS?

    But alas, I guess every large group has to have a few haters.

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