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What Happened to That Mormon Ad for Washington’s Ref 71?

Jim Burroway

October 14th, 2009

A reader writes:

Jim – do you know what happened to the ad that you linked to this post? Was it a hoax? Or was it the real thing and got laughed off the air? I can never tell when I’m dealing with Mormons -which is too often since half my family is LDS. Did anyone get a copy of the ad before it was pulled?

Sure enough, that ad — complete with an LDS copyrighted image — was pulled from YouTube. Poof! Gone. Like it was never even there.



October 14th, 2009 | LINK

The video is still available on the Protect Marriage Washington website:

It’s the one titled “Marriage is Sacred.”

And it’s not just the picture of Adam and Eve that betrays LDS involvement. The picture of Christ, titled “The Sermon on the Mount,” is by Carl Bloch, a Danish artist whose works are so frequently used by the Mormon church that it’s mentioned in the artist’s Wikipedia article:

The painting is reproduced on the LDS website here:

Emily K
October 14th, 2009 | LINK

Poof! Gone. Like it was never even there.

Well, not quite. I mean, not necessarily. As a result, it still might end up being archived here.

October 14th, 2009 | LINK

It got flagged, I think.

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