This Deseret News article explains some of the misinformation in Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s musical, “The Book of Mormon.”
“Mormons are not the only ones misrepresented,” the article explains. “The musical’s characterization of Ugandans is perhaps worse.” And it also mocks religion in general, using Mormonism as the tool.
Michael Otterson’s Washington Post article on the musical is also quoted.
“Of course, parody isn’t reality, and it’s the very distortion that makes it appealing and often funny,” Michael Otterson, the public affairs representative for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, wrote in a recent piece in the Washington Post. “The danger is not when people laugh but when they take it seriously.”
The article points out that of course, some of the parody is pretty benign. But we at Mormon Women hope people will take the time to also understand some of what is less benign.
You can find another review linked here.
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