Comments about ‘'South Park' creators trying 'Mormon Musical'’

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Published: Wednesday, Nov. 19 2008 12:18 a.m. MST

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That sounds hilarious... I am excited to see it. As an LDS person I know we have created a culture that is very easy to be made fun of.

It's too bad the lead has already been casted, I would love to have a chance at it.

kjco

just a factual error: They picketed at temples in more than three states.

John in Georgia

Again the "tolerance" double standard rears it's ugly head. Are there any doubts a musical making fun of gays, blacks, or Jews wouldn't cause wide-spread protests? It's not the first time Stone and Parker have attacked missionaries either - remember the missionary "porn" movie they made a few years ago? It's very easy to make fun of the beliefs of others, apparently it's not so easy to decide if you actually should.

curious

How does it sound hilarious?

I mean, the article didn't even give a plot or storyline. I mean, it MIGHT be funny, but how do you know?

All I know about it is that it's in the works.

nottyou

Who said, "Bad press is better than no press at all." The more attention is drawn to the LDS Church, the more people searching for the truth will find it.

Kitchy

I have nothing against good clean fun when making fun of the peculiarity of others but South Park is trash. The few times I've watched it, it has been filthy and that kind of humor is not funny, in my opinon. It speaks of a weak minded person who hasn't the intelligence to be really funny. I know this show is popular but it just speaks of how far people have lowered themselves. Making fun of Mormons is okay but to try and bring filth into it isn't. These men are base who produce this nasty stuff.

Sanity

I'd rather see wicked.

Arrogance

In Matt Stone's interviews, he comes across as arrogant and elitist by making fun of people who actually work.

Johanan

JST John 15:18
18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
JST John 15:19
19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own; but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
JST John 15:20
20 Remember the word that I said unto you. The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
JST John 15:21
21 But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me.
JST John 15:22
22 If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin; but now they have no cloak for their sin.

Carolyn

This is a peculiar thing because I have seen a few of South Park's shows and they tend to make fun of Mormons and Joseph Smith. So are they going to use this as a forum to mock the LDS church?
Carolyn, Altoona, Pa.

Ricki

I cannot wait to see it and will defend my first amendment right to do so.

I'll Pass

Sounds about as interesting as a roadshow.

But, mark my words, several hundred suckers eager to show support for Mormon-bashing will pay $300-500 for tickets during the first and only day of its ill-fated run. Then, once it ignominiously folds, there will be the usual complaints that the Church -- rather than a couple of no-talent hacks with an axe to grind -- killed the play.

These clowns are so predictable!

don't worry

Mormons (including me) need a ribbing now and again. I liked the Mormon episode of South Park - it was factually accurate, and the moral of the story was that Mormons might believe some crazy-sounding stuff but they are usually nice people.

We might as well have a sense of humor about it, because this sort of thing is not going away, regardless of our reaction.

good news

don't worry about arrogant south park guys-they have made and kept MILLIONS over the past 8 years while you have gone deeper and deeper in debt. I bet they LOVE what the conservative side has done for them financially.

To Ricki:

Why would you need to defend your first amendment rights, who says the show is not going to be shown.

hmm

I just hope they focus on the culture rather than the doctrine. Any attacks on LDS beliefs is a low blow. Just as their attacks on Scientologists are. I definitely believe we have to be able to laugh at ourselves, and I often am able to do so, especially when people make light of Mormon CULTURE. But when people maliciously attack the very doctrine of various religions that in no way affect them, that's what we call full-on bigotry.

Angie W

What a waste of good talent. Why don't they do something that truly inspires? The fathers of Broadway are rolling in their graves.

Angie
New York, NY

DT in Mo

It looks like they have run out of original ideas. As a society we need to come together--United we stand divided we fall.

Anonymous

There's a saying out there that there's no such thing as bad publicity. Let's just wait to see what the message is at the end. Remember it was a South Park episode that showed everyone in hell and people were wondering which religion was correct, and the devil or his helper said it was the Mormons. I won't get up in arms until I see what it has to say.

Anonymous

The creators of South Park, eh, how fitting. The only cartoon that takes the name of "The Almighty" in vane more than repetative reruns of Reverend Wright.

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