Friday, June 5, 2009

This week in Australia

I found this funny image:

It's from a gay blogger in Australia who was doing a photo shoot of his buff friend when the LDS missionaries came by. The blogger writes:

One of [the missionaries] seemed a little too happy to pose with [the bodybuilder], while the other one seemed a little scared that he might catch “sinner” if he got too close. The dark haired one even said “we saw you from a distance and I said WOW he’s BUFF”.
This is pretty funny. Can you pick out the gay Mormon in the picture?


Ezra said...

A commenter on the Aussilicious blogger said it best... I think that it's impossible to tell--I have many a straight mormon friend who'd smile giddly while getting close to a "sinner" for a photo op. The missionaries I assisted in Boston would stop and get photos with this guy holding a sign saying "gays, mormons, jews, muslims are all going to hell, et al" and laugh their heads off about it.

I'd say it's more likely that the nervous one is the gay mormon, not the one with the big stupid grin.

But in reality, like the other commentator said "A little FYI: A little known fact about Mormon missionaries; most of them are gay. The response to ‘muscle man’ does not surprise me at all. The one who was excited is probably closer to coming out when he returns home than the other one who is frightened because he saw what he wants and is afraid to get it. How do I know this? I used to be a Mormon and I know a lot of ‘returned missionaries’. I grew up in this religion. It is little understood even by its members. I have no quarrel with it or any religions for that matter. I simply stay away from them."


MoHoHawaii said...

Hi Ezra!

There's no way to know, of course, and either way I wish those missionaries the best, I'm voting for the nervous one. I think the guy with a big smile is not showing the level of sexual panic that the situation calls for. :-)

Also, those name tags are a LOT bigger than they used to be.

playasinmar said...

All I can see in the photo is a goofy tattoo.


MoHoHawaii said...

Hi Playa SM!

I agree with you about the unfortunate tattoo. At least it's not a URL.