Mormon missionaries flee lesbian couple’s LGBTQ-friendly doormat
An Indiana couple rolled out an LGBTQ+ friendly welcome mat in front of their home, only for the decor to deter a pair of Mormon missionaries from even knocking on their door.
Jamie Foust, 28, and her wife Melissa, 32, initially purchased a rainbow-trimmed doormat reading “Gayest Place in Town” from Target in June because they thought it was funny.
Two months later, on August 23, their doorbell camera captured two Mormon missionaries approaching their home, armed with the word of the Lord.
In the brief clip, the clean-cut young men can be seen reaching the threshold, until one looks down and reads the word “gayest” out loud.
The discovery is quickly followed by a “nope,” and the pair sauntered away.
Foust, a factory worker, said she was “crying with laughter” when reviewing the footage, and quickly showed it to her wife.
She later shared the footage on TikTok, where she hailed the doormat as their “greatest investment,” despite only costing $10.
Foust went on the speculate that the missionaries left because they felt the couple were “beyond help.”
“Hopefully they’ll leave us alone now,” she said, noting that street preachers also “scared” her as a child.
The viral video has since racked up almost 7 million views and over 800,000 likes on TikTok.
Commenters delighted in the footage, with several viewers requesting links to purchase the doormat for themselves.
One commenter, Dietrich Daxon, joked “Isn’t it their job to ‘save’ you? They failed the ‘mission’!”
“Remember that bible story where they’d put blood on the doors to prevent that angel from taking first borns?” wrote another viewer.
“This is like that.”
Some praised to video as an affirmation of their own identities.
“[A]s a queer and trans former Mormon, this brings me such joy,” one person commented.
Still others defended the missionaries, with one viewer arguing that so-called “elders” are “usually 18-22 yrs old” and “likely walked away out of respect for you and how you want to live life.”
Speaking to Kennedy News and Media, Foust said she has no plans to get rid of the doormat any time soon.
“I’m going to have to buy a new one so when this one gets old I’ll have another one,” she said.
Foust’s doormat isn’t the only LDS drama making headlines in recent weeks. The Post previously reported on Mormon mom Holly Jane, who was frozen out by her church community after going public with her lucrative OnlyFans account.
A widow with three children, Jane reportedly makes close to $500,000 a year sharing illicit pictures and videos. She argues that, because she creates the racy content in her own home, she is not being promiscuous or clashing with church values.
“What people don’t realize is OnlyFans is different from porn as these men feel like they have a relationship with you,” she said.
“So if they want a little bit of me, I don’t mind doing that. Especially if I’m getting paid.”