Yahweh or No Way - Mormons & God's Poll Numbers

  • Aired:  08/10/11
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The Mormon Church's PR campaign makes Mormons irresistibly cool, while only 52% of Americans approve of God. (5:04)

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

SOMEBODY IS A LITTLE GIRL.

[LAUGHTER]

FOLKS, CLEANLINESS IS NEXT TO

GODLINESS.

WHICH IS WHY I SOMETIMES PRAY TO

MR. CLEAN.

[LAUGHTER]

THIS IS YAHWEH OR NO WAY!

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

FIRST UP:

MORMONS.

THEY'VE BEEN IN THE NEWS

RECENTLY BECAUSE REPUBLICAN

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES, MITT

ROMNEY AND JON HUNTSMAN ARE BOTH

MORMON.

ONE OF THESE GUYS COULD BE OUR

NEXT PRESIDENT.

THE OTHER ONE IS JON HUNTSMAN.

[LAUGHTER]

AND OBAMA'S ADVISERS ARE ALREADY

PLANNING THEIR STRATEGY AGAINST

ROMNEY.

>> WOW, THE OBAMA RE-ELECTION

TEAM SEES MITT ROMNEY AS THE

LIKELIEST REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE,

WE'RE TOLD RIGHT NOW.

AND PLANS STRONGLY ATTACK HIM

PERSONALLY AS A PHONY.

AND HERE'S THE KEYWORD, AS

WEIRD.

WHY THAT WORD, WEIRD?

>> WELL, IT'S PSEUDO TO BRING IN

TO THE WHOLE MORMONISM ISSUE.

>> STEPHEN: OBAMA IS GOING TO

USE "WEIRD" AS CODE FOR

"MORMON."

I AM REALLY STARTING TO RESPECT

THAT URBAN RHYTHMIC SOCIALIST

KENYAN SECRET MUSLIM!

[LAUGHTER]

OF COURSE, HE IS RIGHT ABOUT

ROMNEY BEING WEIRD.

LOOK AT THAT HAIR!

DARK, PERFECTLY COMBED WITH A

NEAT PART?

NICE HAIR, WEIRDO!

[LAUGHTER]

PLUS, STRONG JAW, PIERCING GAZE,

YOU JUST KNOW IN HIGH SCHOOL HE

WAS THE WEIRD KID WHO HAD LOTS

OF FRIENDS AND LED THE FOOTBALL

TEAM TO ONE OF THOSE WEIRD STATE

CHAMPIONSHIPS!

THE WEIRDEST THING ABOUT HIM IS

THAT CRAZY RELIGION.

MORMONS BELIEVE JOSEPH SMITH

RECEIVED GOLD PLATES FROM AN

ANGEL ON A HILL.

WHEN EVERYBODY KNOWS MOSES, GOT

STONE TABLETS FROM A BURNING

BUSH ON A MOUNTAIN.

[LAUGHTER]

AND I'M NOT THE ONLY AMERICAN

WHO'S A LITTLE SUSPICIOUS OF

MORMONS.

>> ACCORDING TO POLLS, JUST 45%

OF PEOPLE HAVE A FAVORABLE VIEW

OF MORMONS.

ONLY ATHEISTS AND MUSLIMS RATE

LOWER.

>> STEPHEN: IT'S TRUE.

I DON'T TRUST A MUSLIM AS FAR AS

I CAN THROW HIM AT AN ATHEIST.

[LAUGHTER]

BUT THE MORMON CHURCH IS LOOKING

TO CHANGE ITS IMAGE, WITH A PR

CAMPAIGN CALLED "I'M A MORMON."

>> MY NAME IS JOY MONAHAM, I

LIVE IN HAWAII AND I'M A MORMON.

>> MY NAME'S JEFF DECKER.

I'M SCULPTURE FOR HARLEY

DAVIDSON AND I'M A MORMON.

>> I'M A BEE KEEPER.

MY NAME IS MARK CUPERTINI AND

I'M A MORMON.

>> STEPHEN: MOTORCYCLIST SURFING

BEEKEEPERS?

IS THIS A RELIGION OR A NEW SHOW

ON SPIKE?

[LAUGHTER]

SO ARE MORMONS NORMAL?

YAHWEH OR NO WAY?

YAHWEH!

♪ ♪

THIS CAMPAIGN IS MAKING MORMONS

IRRESISTIBLY COOL!

WHO WOULDN'T WANT TO --

RIDE UNICYCLES,

CLIMB MOUNTAINS,

HAVE GREAT HAIR, OR MAKE OUT

WITH BIRDS?!

[LAUGHTER]

THAT'S AWESOME.

WHAT AM I SAYING?

I'M A CATHOLIC!

FIGHT IT!

WE NEED TO FIGHT BACK WITH AN

EVEN COOLER AD CAMPAIGN, LIKE

THIS ONE.

>> OH HI, I'M JASON.

I WAS JUST SKATEBOARDING WHILE

PLAYING THIS GUITAR.

♪ AND FALCONNING

AND I'M A CATHOLIC.

HIGH-FIVE A TIGER!

♪ ♪

IN YOUR FACE MORMONS!

>> STEPHEN: OH, YEAH.

OH, YEAH.

BY THE WAY, THE TIGER IS ALSO A

CATHOLIC.

AND YOU KNOW WHO ELSE COULD USE

AN AD CAMPAIGN?

GOD BECAUSE HIS POLL NUMBERS ARE

TERRIBLE.

>> A NEW POLL BY PUBLIC POLICY

POLLING LOOKS AT GOD'S APPROVAL

RATING AND YOU MIGHT BE A LITTLE

SURPRISED AT WHAT THEY FOUND.

GOD HAS A 52% APPROVAL RATING.

>> STEPHEN: 52%!

BARELY HALF OF AMERICANS.

OF COURSE, THE PUBLIC'S ALWAYS

TOUGH ON ANY PROMINENT FIGURE

WHO'S HAD A CHILD OUT OF

WEDLOCK.

[LAUGHTER]

AND GET THIS: ONLY 71% APPROVE

OF GOD'S HANDLING OF CREATING

THE UNIVERSE.

THAT MEANS FOR 29%, THE INFINITE

AND UNKNOWABLE EVERYTHING JUST

ISN'T CUTTIN' IT.

[LAUGHTER]

SO DOES GOD DESERVE THESE LOW

NUMBERS?

YAHWEH OR NO WAY?

I DON'T KNOW WEH!

>> EH?

I'M TORN.

ON THE ONE HAND HE IS THE

ALL-POWERFUL, ALL-LOVING SOURCE

OF ALL THINGS.

ON THE OTHER HAND, HE IS A GAFFE

MACHINE.

FLOODS--

FAMINE--

AIR FRANCE DOESN'T SERVE A

PINOT NOIR OLDER THAN 2001?

WHY HAVE YOU FORESAKEN ME?

[ APPLAUSE ]

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