The woman in the ad is grinning — grinning a lot — as she models a t-shirt that reads: “I Can’t…I’m Mormon.”
This Mormon Mona Lisa with a mythic smile never reveals precisely what she can’t do. Perhaps she can’t smoke or drink or vote for Democrats. Perhaps she can’t sip a Starbucks or buy a Megabucks ticket or sneak out during Family Home Evening.
But the woman is young and pretty. Real pretty. So students at Brigham Young University are convinced the woman would be doing something really, really inappropriate. If she weren’t a Mormon, of course.
So after protests, BYU’s campus newspaper has decided to stop running advertisements for the “I Can’t, I’m Mormon” apparel.
To read a well-written story by the church-owned (Salt Lake) Deseret News, click here.