Make way for 'Mormon' in Minneapolis

  • Article by: ROHAN PRESTON , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 4, 2013 - 8:18 AM

The award-winning musical "The Book of Mormon," by the creators of "South Park," has its much-anticipated opening Tuesday in Minneapolis.

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djscooer01Feb. 2, 13 4:28 PM

Interesting that it's ok to make fun of Mormons as a religion and a mockery to what truths they hold close to their hearts, but everyone else is off limits. I find it very ironic. I just don't get it.

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katfoodFeb. 2, 1311:09 PM

@djscooer01: Have you seen any South Park episodes? No one is off limits. They make fun of just about everyone. This particular group of people just happened to have enough material to be able to make a musical. Even Mormons have enjoyed it. Lighten up.

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oat777Feb. 2, 1311:39 PM

Djscooper01 "Interesting that it's ok to make fun of Mormons as a religion and a mockery to what truths they hold close to their hearts, but everyone else is off limits. I find it very ironic. I just don't get it." You haven't seen it. You won't get it. If it depicted Mormons that poorly there would've been protesters since day one (there never were). I saw it on Broadway soon after opening & it hands down the best show I've ever seen. A good sense of humor about one's self is a very cool thing.

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hecklesFeb. 3, 13 3:17 AM

DJ, it is definately OK to mock everyone's religion.

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e72521Feb. 3, 13 7:46 AM

How about a farcical play called "The Book of Darwin"? Or "The Book of the Koran"? It seems ok to mock Mormons in this case and Christians in general, but not ok to mock other world views or religions. Why is that? Sorry, I enjoy the theater, but I'll pass on this. It's clearly just a 2 hour series of cheap shot against Mormons / Christian.

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dentesterFeb. 3, 13 8:12 AM

This show was thrown together during the election season to ridicule Mormons and Mitt Romney by proxy. Now that the election's over it would be a little too obvious not to go through with the charade and maybe even make a little money with the help and support of the liberal press.

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srgtslotterFeb. 3, 13 8:17 AM

I'm lucky that heavenly farther revealed to me that the Book of Mormon and the Doctrine & Covent's are a path to outer darkness. Sadly I'm afraid this will play will have a very negative affect on LDS members. What really matters is we are perfect in Christ today! I wish more LDS knew that works are nothing.

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redqidFeb. 3, 13 8:28 AM

Religion is fair game for criticism or jokes unless it is about islam. Then the liberals go completely totalitarian and censor anything either critical or making fun of Islam. The worst was in 2011, when the European Union blocked the public release of a film about the hundreds of women in Afghanistan women who had been jailed for being raped.

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smarterthanuFeb. 3, 13 8:47 AM

e72521- You wouldn't be able to get tickets anyway. It's been sold out for months.

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acctsah2Feb. 3, 13 1:21 PM

Geez people, lighten up just a bit. We are going at the end of this week, very excited. If you don't like it don't go to see it, simple as that. If people did not want to see it, it would not have sold out in an hour. And if you are so offended by it start a group and protest it. And as others have said, South Park takes shots at everybody, including the left. If the dogooders really want to be offended watch a few episodes of South Park.

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