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Stick that in your magic underwear

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Charles Blow channels his inner Jason Whitlock:

    Does the Times suspend him, or is mocking religion ok now?
  2. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

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  3. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    I don't get the magic underwear reference.
  4. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Religious garments: http://www.ldschurchtemples.com/mormon/underwear/

    So, it's like making fun of a head scarf or yarmulke, either of which would earn you a suspension at the very least.

    Let's see if it's ok to mock Mormon religious garments.
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    It's OK, because Mitt is a republican.
  6. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    He should be canned. I expect better insults of Romney than playing the Mormon card from someone from the NY Times. I guess he doesn't read Dowd.
  7. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    I really am surprised that the Gingrich and Santorum dog-whistlers among the punditry haven't more widely publicized the magic underwear and the whole concept that Mormons pray to a magic man in a white robe who lives on planet Kolob. Something tells me this is an ace up the sleeve of Romney's competitors, either now or later in the summer.

  8. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Don't worry, Obama's lackeys will roll that out in the general election.
  9. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

  10. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    The Times columnist is just getting all uppity.
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Well, there are five million Mormons in this country, so it might not be a great idea to alienate all of them.

    Also, maybe people can respect the guy's religion whether they agree with it or not...
  12. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    If there are 5 million Mormons in the country, 4,999,995 of them are voting Romney already. Not a lot of risk there in alienating anyone.

    Not really sure this is a one-to-one comparison to a yarmulke. I don't know if underpants are sacred wear. The reality is that a large portion of America, maybe even a majority, thinks Mormonism to be quite odd.
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