Monday, March 16, 2009
Why did they have to do that?
I was watching Big Love last night and they had a long segment of a Mormon ritual including a representation of the "Temple" which is the holiest of hollies in the Mormon religion. Now I am not a big fan of Mormons and it doesn't really affect me very much. But I had read how a lot of Mormons were very upset about their rituals being depicted this way on TV. I don't think that is the right thing to do. The tenets and practices of a religion can look strange and even foolish to non-believers. They are entitled to be treated with respect and not be the subject of a television drama that so cavalierly splashes them all over the TV in a melodrama. Now this will pass without a murmur and the usual suspects who complain about racism and sexism and every other ism will laugh if you told them they should support the Mormons protests. Because some people are OK to mock and abuse. Personally it made me uncomfortable and I don't think it was right.