Mormon Mafia: Hawking Bicycles, Bootlegging Root Beer and Stealing Elections

They finally caught on. The cat's out of the bag. The beans have been spilled. Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin is part of the Mormon Mafia. Yikes.

"Should we . . . can we talk about it, Pat? Can we say this on the air?" Glenn asked Thursday on his radio program.

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"Well, I mean, it's out there. We might as well address it," Pat answered.

Fox Business News anchor Lou Dobbs recently tweeted that McMullin, who has a clear path to winning the Mormon-dominated state of Utah, is "nothing but a globalist Romney and Mormon Mafia tool."

So, does that mean free casseroles and lime green Jello for everyone?

Read below or listen to the full segment for answers to these organized questions:

• Are Glenn and Pat part of the Mormon Mafia?

• Are Mormon missionaries really fencing bicycles?

• Will the bicycles be sold in China (aka Jina)?

• Would McMullin convert?

• Is Glenn going to sleep with the fishies?

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors:

GLENN: Wow. Can I tell you something? Lou Dobbs -- Lou Dobbs exposed something yesterday that is pretty --

PAT: Finally.

JEFFY: We're not going to talk about it on the air.

GLENN: I don't know. Should we -- can we talk about it, Pat? Can we say this on the air?

PAT: Well, I mean, it's out there. We might as well address it.

GLENN: It's out there?

JEFFY: I don't know.

PAT: Might as well.

STU: Finally people are -- I mean, I've known about it for a long time.

GLENN: I can't believe he had the guts to bring up the Mormon Mafia.

PAT: The Mormon Mafia. People who are dealing in underground tuna noodled casseroles.

GLENN: And bootlegging root beer.

PAT: And bootlegging root beer. Lime green Jello salad.

GLENN: Yeah, that root beer -- and can I tell you something? The fencing of bicycles is out of this world. That's where they really make their money. Those guys in the white shirts, they're stealing those bikes, and they're selling them to China. Jina.

PAT: His deal was that Evan McMullin who has a shot in Utah now --

JEFFY: He does.

PAT: -- he's a big part of the Mormon Mafia.

GLENN: What is the Mormon Mafia?

PAT: You're going to have to ask Evan about that.

STU: Yeah. This is the -- Lou Dobbs says -- someone asked him about Evan McMullin. He said, "Look deeper. He's nothing but a globalist Romney and Mormon Mafia tool, to make America great again."

PAT: Mafia tool.


JEFFY: Think about it.

STU: I like this one: I want him converted. I want his buddies converted. I want his family converted!


GLENN: And I want to pee on their baptismal certificates!

STU: I mean, this is -- again, what these elections do to people is really bizarre.

GLENN: Oh, it's really, really crazy.

STU: It really is. I mean, you know --

GLENN: I heard somebody who was the biggest -- the biggest fan of George W. Bush call him a traitor yesterday. This person was a huge Bush supporter. Now he's a traitor. Now he is a globalist -- I mean, complete conspiracy theory heaven.

PAT: Wow.


STU: You're going to sleep with the fishes. The only spare bedroom we have actually has an aquarium in it. Hope that's not a problem.


There's so much -- the hashtag Mormon Mafia today is --

PAT: That's funny.

GLENN: You have a Mormon Mafia joke, please. Tweet it.

PAT: Oh, man. And this is in defense of a guy -- you know, who deals in the global market. This is a guy whose businesses, his shirts, his ties, his pants, are made all over the globe. He doesn't even know where they're made, if you watch the Letterman clip. And he doesn't care because his businesses are all global.

GLENN: Well, two years ago, he said that we have to get rid of the borders because it's a borderless world for trade.

PAT: Right. Right.

GLENN: And now he is an antitrade and a nationalist. It's really, really quite bizarre.

PAT: It's really hard to get your head around what's going on in this election. It's like a -- it's a cult.

Featured Image: Over 20,000 members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints sing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir at the start of 185th Semiannual General Conference of the Mormon Church on October 3, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Thousands of faithful Mormons gather from around the world for the two day conference to receive guidance and direction from church leaders. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

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The protests have been raging on the streets since April, when the government of Hong Kong proposed an extradition bill that would have allowed them to send accused criminals to be tried in mainland China. Of course, when dealing with a communist regime, that's a terrifying prospect — and one that threatens the judicial independence of the city. Thankfully, the protesters succeeded in getting Hong Kong's leaders to suspend the bill from consideration. But everyone knew that the bill was a blatant attempt by the Chinese government to encroach on Hong Kong's autonomy. And now Hong Kong's people are demanding full-on democratic reforms to halt any similar moves in the future.

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Matt Liles is a writer and Young Voices contributor from Austin, Texas.

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