Thursday, April 13, 2017

My Letter to LWC and Gerald Morgan Jr

I am a mug club member and am a big fan. I talk your show up all the time and direct people to both your youtube channel and suggest they subscribe to CRTV and to become mug club members.  I am a life long free market conservative, and have moved into libertarian territory over the past several years.

I also am a devout Mormon. I am not a native Utahn but live in Utah now.  I am normally not a person who gets offended easily, but tonight's show, kind of pushed me there.  Its not just because of what was said about Utah, by Gerald Morgan, but this is the second time Gerald has made remarks about Mormons.  It is clear that he is speaking from a place of ignorance, but it is a bit disturbing nonethelss.  I hope you understand that your conservative views align with a majority of LDS people's ideals and beliefs.

Look, the remark he made about multiple wives is low hanging fruit, and depite the fact that the LDS church hasn't condoned or practiced plural marriage for more than 100 years, it is a part of Mormon history. But understand the weirdos who are practicing polygamy are not Mormon/LDS.

A few weeks back, Gerald made a remark about "magic underwear" that bothered me, and I am sure most people who are active LDS (Mormons).  If there is anti-Mormon dog whistle language, that statement is one of them.  It makes light of something we consider sacred.  This "magic underwear" that we wear is no more than basically a t-shirt and boxer briefs with markings sewn into them that symbolize covenants we have made with God to keep his commandments.  It is not really any different than the Yamaka that Orthodox Jews, (like your friend Ben Shapiro) wear.  While i know you poke fun at Shapiro's Jewish heritage, I have never heard you mock his religion or the symbols of his religion.  But Gerald's snide remarks about "magic underwear" is exactly that.

I do not expect a public apology, but I will say that as a paying customer who watches every day (I really do love your show, its humor and my need to laugh at the crap in this world)  these kinds of veiled ignorant anti-Mormon attacks, are not what I log in to hear.  Hell, as a white European conservative, free market cis male, I feel attacked enough.

I chose to spend my $99 on CRTV and specifically LWC, but will consider taking that  $99.00 somewhere else.  I am pretty cheap and CRTV is the only alternative media I have ever paid for.

Look, I don't want this to sound like a threat.  I love that you and Levin and others are providing alternative content.  I love your irreverence, and appreciate and laugh at the middle finger you  put up to political correctness and multiculturalism.  Lord knows we need more of it.

Of course you can do whatever you want. It is your show and you know your audience a lot better than I do (no douuh) but I just wanted to voice my concerns.

Keep up the great work.  Other than this I am a loyal fan, and really like the content you have put out there.

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