Last week, Fox commentator Lou Dobbs accused LDS independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin of derailing GOP nominee Donald Trump’s hopes in Utah, and said he was a tool of the “Mormon Mafia.”
— Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) October 23, 2016
Mormon social media exploded, but in the nicest Mormon way. Within a few days, #MormonMafia had become a trending hashtag on Twitter, making Lou Dobbs look like an idiot. (He was already doing a fine job of that himself, but we Mormons like to help. Helping is kind of our thing.)
Here’s an archive of my top ten favorites. And here’s to the Mormon people, who took a mean-spirited insult and turned it into an opportunity for gentle humor and self-expression. Laughs have been few and far between this election season, so I appreciate it.
— Rachel Wagner (@smilingldsgirl) October 27, 2016
If you’re not careful Mormon Mafia will break into your house —- fold the laundry and do the dishes
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) October 27, 2016
— Donald Dump (@realdonalddump) October 27, 2016
— Philip Moon 🃏 (@Philip_R_Moon) October 27, 2016
— LDS Stake Clerk (@LDSStakeClerk) October 27, 2016
— The Exponent (@TheExponent) October 27, 2016
Just try to tell a member of the #MormonMafia that you’re not interested in family board game night. See what happens.
— Ben Howe (@BenHowe) October 27, 2016
Everything the #MormonMafia does is accompanied by an organist playing just a little too slow.
— Cindi B. (@UtahMomsLife) October 27, 2016
#MormonMafia a group so secretive and exclusive, they send 60,000 missionaries out around the world to tell you all about it.
— Soy Juan Miller (@EveryTrumpFan) October 27, 2016
— Robert Trishman (@RobTmanJr) October 27, 2016
If #MormonMafia isn’t a new Netflix show by next year. We riot.
— Erik Brooks (@ChipBrooks17) October 27, 2016