Bishop Hayashi has taken his concern to a new level, specifically addressing the subject of anti-Mormon humor.
“As bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Utah, I have travelled throughout the United States for meetings,” Bishop Hayashi wrote in one of his daily inspirational Facebook posts. “When people learn where I am from I hear snarky, unkind comments about Mormons. Jokes about LDS people are also told. I find this distressing.
“We would never allow these comments to be made, or to make them, about Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists or other religious people,” the bishop continued. “For some reason, it seems to be ‘okay’ in the minds of people to say unkind things about people who are LDS. I believe it should stop.”