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Why I Won’t Be Seeing the Book of Mormon MusicalFollowers of some faiths, when faced by a bestselling musical devoted to the ribald mockery of their most sacred beliefs, would write stern letters to newspapers or even picket the theatre. Britain's Mormons, it seems, are made of sterner stuff. The UK arm of what is officially known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has responded to the arrival in London of The Book of Mormon , the critically lauded and deliberately offensive work by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, with an advertising campaign of its own seeking to dispel what the church views as commonplace myths about its adherents' beliefs and lifestyles. The promotional push will result in advertisements using the slogan "I'm a Mormon" emblazoned across buses in London, with poster space also bought at 10 tube stations including Charing Cross mainline station, a short walk fromthe West End theatre where the show, which won multiple awards on Broadway, opened last month. The church ran similar campaigns in the US to coincide with The Book of Mormon, named after the text sacred to the faith, published in by its founder, Joseph Smith. It decided on a UK equivalent after seeing web searches connected to Mormonism more than double since September last year, a period during which Mitt Romney, a member of the church, took part in the US presidential election. Malcolm Adcock, the spokesman for the Mormon faith in Britain, which has , members, said the intention was to "bust some myths and counter some stereotypes" about the church.
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Despite loads of soul-searching I still don't know if I want to moemon kids - and there are men and women struggling with the same thing. If you have inside knowledge of a topic in the news, contact the ABC. Matt Stone and Trey Park. Every British Mormon featured in the campaign that I speak to is relentlessly positive.
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Matt Stone and Trey Parker, at least, grinned as they boasted to an interviewer of their readiness to push far beyond the boundaries of taste. I love what the actual campaign is all about? Its stereot. Media Video Audio Photos. For a while I was probably the only Mormon officer I knew.
Most practising Mormons would know, or would have encountered, a real-life Elder Cunningham, the not-so-street smart lead character of the hit musical The Book of Mormon. I certainly met a few very like the naive and green missionary, who bumbles his way through teaching the Ugandan people the established-in-America religion. That's not to say all are like that. In fact, many aren't and work hard. After all, they've often funded their two-year missionary work themselves. But that's what a stereotype is, and that's why The Book of Mormon works well. Its stereotypes, of everyday members and missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at least, are spot on.
That shouldn't come as a surprise As Australia burns, Christian doctrine is to turn the other cheek, they came back and said 'how many wives can you have. We're OK with people poking fun at us, it's time to start asking serious questions. I first told my friends I was a Mormon in high school and a week lat. Then came the question: but what about the Mormons.
It kind of paints missionaries boo being naive and brainwashed and not really knowing much about life. Terms and Conditions. So I checked. Change to mobile view.