One of the “crazy beliefs” that people seem to bring up the most about Mormons is the fact that they wear sacred undergarments. Sometimes, critics of the Mormon Church attempt to demean this belief by calling these garments “magic Mormon underwear.”
But isn’t religious clothing pretty common?
In fact, such clothing is referred to in the Bible. In Exodus, it describes clothing worn by Aaron and his sons when brought to the tabernacle:
And thou shalt take the garments, and put upon Aaron the coat, and the robe of the ephod, and the ephod, and the breastplate, and gird him with the curious girdle of the ephod.
And thou shalt put the mitre upon his head, and put the holy crown upon the mitre.
But why do Mormons wear it?
When Mormons go to the temple, they make covenants, or promises, with God to keep His commandments. The Mormon garments serve as a continual reminder of the promises that they have made to God.
Despite this purpose being sacred to Mormons, critics often try to make fun of this custom for a cheap laugh. Imagine similar jokes being made about other Christians wearing a cross, or Jews wearing the yarmulke. Such humor would be condemned by most rational and respectful people.
If you’re interested in greater detail on this topic, here is a site answering all the questions about Mormon underwear.