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Romney photo creates Twitter buzz about LDS undergarments

Romney photo creates Twitter buzz about LDS undergarments



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SALT LAKE CITY -- The religious beliefs of presidential hopeful Mitt Romney have been an incessantly hot topic, and a widely re-tweeted photo in which the neckline of the presidential candidate's undershirt can be clearly seen through the open-collar shirt he is wearing has sparked even further conversation.

BuzzFeed campaign reporter McKay Coppins downplayed the sighting of the sacred undergarments, however, stating that while the undergarments have been quite the point of discussion, the reality behind the clothing "is far less exciting."

"The principle behind Mormon garments would be familiar to any Baptist who's worn a 'What Would Jesus Do' bracelet, or any Jew who's worn a yarmulke or tzitzit (woven threads Orthodox Jews wear on shawls under their shirts)," writes Coppins, who is a member of the LDS Church. "As the website for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints puts it, garments are worn as 'an outward expression of an inward commitment.'"

For more on Coppins' response to the picture, as well as his handling of questions regarding Romney's faith, CLICK HERE.

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(Photo: courtesy Hunter Walker, @hunterw)

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