Top 10 funniest tweets about the ‘Mormon Mafia’

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John and Tania Lyon, a.k.a. "Elder and Sister Corleone," attended their ward Halloween party in Pittsburgh as the #MormonMafia. (The nametag promises, "We'll make you a Jell-O you can't refuse.")

John and Tania Lyon

John and Tania Lyon, a.k.a. “Elder and Sister Corleone,” attended their ward Halloween party in Pittsburgh as the #MormonMafia. (The nametag promises, “We’ll make you a Jell-O you can’t refuse.”)

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.”

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.