The presidential campaign has placed a spotlight on the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “The Book of Mormon” musical is pushing the religion to the forefront of pop culture. And with Ann Romney’s recent appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” semi-secret Mormon undergarments are no longer so secret.
Not that Mrs. Romney’s underwear was showing. But the fact that it didn’t show under her sleek, knee-grazing skirt stirred up debate among some members of the faithful about whether she was or wasn’t wearing the “temple garments” required for most adult Mormons. That debate spilled onto some mainstream fashion websites, and suddenly
the topic of Mormon underwear — not secret exactly, but certainly somewhat arcane to those outside the faith — was out nationally.
Meanwhile a new website called MormonsSecret.com is also bringing the garments into the open and introducing them to the rest of the world.