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Mormons Exposed

Filed under: Living in SLC, UT — Laura Moncur @ 1:56 pm

I was directed to this video. A friend in San Francisco was linking to something about Mormons, so I had to read it. Turns out it was a video showcasing a calendar of shirtless Mormon missionaries.

I don’t really understand the agenda of Mormons Exposed. Is it a homo-erotic thing? Is it a Mormon thing trying to embrace tolerance? The website isn’t helpful:

“The fact that twelve young returned missionaries are posing shirtless will certainly raise eyebrows, but may also help to sort out some common misconceptions about Mormons. The shock value of what these traditionally conservative young men have helped to create has the power to build a dialogue that encourages people across every belief system and walk of life to defy stereotypes and embrace tolerance.”

Most importantly, the comments on YouTube have drawn ire:

ppldestroyppl: Morons i mean mormon’s are such repressed people, its sad and i’m glad i’m not mormon anymore. WAKE UP PEOPLE

Atemporal: It’s beyond ludicrous to think they’ll break ‘misconceptions’ by playing the sex card. Just pathetic how far they’ll go to sell their little preposterous/outdated/idiotic lie about life.

I’m not Mormon. I was teased and tormented by Mormon children all through my childhood. I have some bitterness, but seeing these comments makes me angry. Don’t mess with my homies, man. Only I get to do that… apparently…

Via: MinJungKim.com – Braindump v 5.0 ยป MormonSexPosed



  1. I agree Laura – kind of a weird thing, no real agenda. I think it’s all about money. And about being picked on, that’s not right – I am Mormon, and I was picked on by other Mormon kids growing up too. Of course I was also picked on by Catholics and Protestants as well. I think that’s what I get for growing up in Houston, TX.

    Comment by Jesse Stay — 9/17/2007 @ 3:58 pm

  2. Awesome! Gift idea! :)

    Comment by B. — 9/17/2007 @ 4:07 pm

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