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Samurai sword-wielding Mormon bishop comes to aid of woman being attacked

Nobody expects a Samurai sword-wielding Mormon bishop.

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Doug Mataconis
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Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. John Burgess says:

    I do wish there were a picture of this. In the void, my mind’s eye is seeing it as though it were in an episode of South Park. And I don’t watch South Park.

  2. It’s The Bishop!

  3. DC Loser says:

    Samurai Mormon Bishop.

  4. Franklin says:

    I see the reason why this post’s web page is “best-headline-ever-2” …


  5. Neil Hudelson says:

    Nobody expects a Samurai sword-wielding Mormon bishop.

    Oh well done.

  6. James H says:

    Behold the benefits of multiculturalism.

  7. Ol' Nat says:

    Hiro Protagonist!!

  8. Jenos Idanian #13 says:

    Oh, great. Not just a religious extremist, but an ARMED religious extremist. And he’s one of those Mormon cultists, too. This guy needs to be locked up for the public safety.

  9. Tyrell says:

    Locked up, for what? Helping save an innocent person who was being attacked by a thug? He should get some kind of medal and be honored!!

  10. Franklin says:

    @Tyrell: Someone accused me the other day of having a broken sense of humor. I pass the honor onto you. (Or … at least I *think* Jenos was joking.)

  11. Jenos Idanian #13 says:

    @Tyrell: Sorry, I was echoing the sentiments of quite a few of the regular commentariat here. So yeah, I was being facetious.

  12. Donald Sensing says:

    Sorry, this isn’t news. Now, if it had been a Methodist samurai-sword-wielding bishop, that would be news!