Skip to comments.'Book of Mormon' leads Drama Desk nominations (musical from South Park creators)
Posted on 04/29/2011 1:33:19 PM PDT by EveningStar
NEW YORK The profane musical "The Book of Mormon" and the zany revival of "Anything Goes" received the most nominations Friday from the Drama Desk, which honors both Broadway and off-Broadway productions.
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In the interests of full disclosure, I am not a Mormon at all.
I just see these types of attacks on Mormonism in the same vein as I do any such attack on a faith in which the adherents do not respond with violence. These people would not be making such an attack on a faith that did respond in such a way, because they are cowards.
Save your money. If you’re looking for a great show, see War Horse.
1. Trey Parker and Matt Stone actually like and respect Mormons.
2. They have animated Muhammad and made critical comments about Islam, but the network has censored those out.
I thought the episode on Southpark that was about Mormons was one of the best! However, once they backed down on the Muslim stuff, I lost all interest and think that their Anti-PC stance degenerated to full-blown hypocrisy. Especially after the “principaled” rhetoric for their Scientology mockery. They are exposed.
Like when they "attacked" Mohammed and Islam?
Anything like that? Or were you thinking of some other "faith"?
“These people would not be making such an attack on a faith that did respond in such a way, because they are cowards.”
Trey Parker and Matt Stone did poke fun at Islam by showing Mohammed back in July 2001. They claimed that Mohammed was a Muslim prophet with a “super power” involving flames.
No Muslims rioted at the time...and Osama bin Laden didn’t use the episode to justify 9/11 a few months later.
It was only recently that Comedy Central censored the show to prevent violence. Even then, Parker and Stone made fun of the censorship.
As for Mormons, you’ll find that Parker and Stone make fun of just about every religion and point out positives for them too. For instance, they portrayed LDS as creating a positive wholesome nuclear family environment for its believers.
If you want to call someone a coward, start with the Dhimmi execs at Comedy Central. And if you want to lay blame, start pointing fingers as the goat-humping nut jobs who use violence to promote Islam.
To blame Parker and Stone for “cowardice” when it comes to Islam is like blaming a rape victim instead of her attacker, blaming a gun for the death of someone shot by a criminal, or assigning blame to an SUV for a hit-and-run accident instead of the driver. It defies logic.
Back in 2001 there was no penalty for doing this. I’ll be impressed if they do it now.
But you'll be indignant if they move on to other subject matter?
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“Back in 2001 there was no penalty for doing this.”
Forgot about Salman Rushdie did you?
They didn’t back down. They animated Muhammad and criticized Islam. It was the network that censored that from the episodes.
I’m not Mormon either but we’ve grown used to constant attack as Catholics and I just think it is so wrong....bet the cowards won’t do anything similar to the muslims...
“They didnt back down. They animated Muhammad and criticized Islam. It was the network that censored that from the episodes.”
I understand that. However, I haven’t seen any follow-up or anything to suggest that their network didn’t order them into submission, as if their contract is based on them appeasing Muslims. That’s all i’m saying.
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