10:48am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Chuck Lorre Mocks Mormons, Slams Republicans in Censored Vanity Card
Prolific showrunner Chuck Lorre used his vanity card following Thursday's The Big Bang Theory to show his indirect support for President Obama.
The typically vocal writer-producer behind the CBS hit censored his own vanity card, opting not to submit it to the CBS censors and instead "banished" the "offending card" to his website.
Card No. 397c -- titled "Censored by Me" -- endorses the president mere days ahead of the election by blasting Republicans on topics including gay marriage, the war on terror and voter fraud.
Lorre wrote in the card that appeared on his website: "What does it say about us when a black guy's in charge and we say things like 'it's time to take America back'? What does it say about us when we think the institution of marriage is threatened by gay people who love each other, but not by idiotic game shows like 'The Bachelor'?"
The showrunner behind Two and a Half Men and Mike & Molly also took a stab at Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's Mormonism.
"What does it say about us when we think a guy who doesn't drink, doesn't smoke, keeps his money offshore, stubs his toe and says 'H-E-double hockey sticks' and wears magical underwear can feel our pain?" he wrote.
This isn't the first time that the liberal-leaning Lorre has censored himself. His previous vanity card that gave the CBS censors pause was No. 375, in which he attacked what he saw as Republican hypocrisy.
Lorre's self-censorship comes shortly after he published a hardcover book, What Doesn't Kill Us Makes Us Bitter, collecting his vanity cards, with proceeds of the $100 title benefiting the Dharma-Grace Foundation, which the showrunner established in 1999 to support the Venice Family Clinic.
Check out the censored card that ran on CBS and the uncensored card from his website, both below.