Comments about ‘Mormons reflect on experience of being on reality TV’

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Published: Friday, Feb. 21 2014 1:00 p.m. MST

Updated: Wednesday, Feb. 26 2014 2:20 p.m. MST

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G L W8
SPRINGVILLE, UT

I'm not into reality shows, much less most of TV programming. I even find myself embarrassed to watch the news lately, when a number of female commentators show even the slightest hint of cleavage. But I'm not going to be judgmental of fellow LDS members who watch, participate, and enjoy, nor of those non-LDS who don't accept nor understand our standards. We are in the world, but not of the world, and some of this participation may be fulfilling former President Spencer W. Kimball's dictum for us to use mass media to spread our message. The only thing I would encourage is that those involved continue to keep their covenants they made when baptized, and to support our standards.

Craig Clark
Boulder, CO

I abhor reality TV because its anything but reality or candid honesty. Even shows that are not scripted are done in awareness that a camera is on them and what they say or do will be watched by millions. How can they not be preening? We're not seeing people as they normally are in their everyday domestic settings. But that's the pretense that is kept up by all who take part.

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