HBO, Mormons Square Off Over Airing of Sacred Rite

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    Mar 11, 2009 1:07 PM GMT
    http://news.yahoo.com/a/ap/20090311/ap_on_en_tv/tv_mormon_church_hbo

    After reading this article I find the Mormon religion to be chock full of hippocrites. For a religious ceremony that is "secret" (I looked it up...multiple sites describe the ceremony in detail), I find it odd that the Church would make such a big deal over HBOs story line.

    I have no problem if the Mormon Church wants to have 1 wife or 12, but can I PLEASE have one?

    Discuss.
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    Mar 11, 2009 3:07 PM GMT
    Just another example of the Liberal Media having no respect for what is none of their business.
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    Mar 11, 2009 3:08 PM GMT
    The mormons deserve whatever hail of shit falls on them from the sky.
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    Mar 11, 2009 3:16 PM GMT
    houstonmuscle10 saidJust another example of the Liberal Media having no respect for what is none of their business.

    Just like gay marriage wasn't the Mormon Church's business? If people are to mind their own business, it should have started there.
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    Mar 11, 2009 3:23 PM GMT
    i agree with McGay- for a group of people that no one has ever liked, and who the whole country finds annoying at best, and a joke, surpassed only by scientologists, they have a lot of nerve in judging others (us), and deserve whatever black karma comes their way for it.
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    Mar 11, 2009 4:14 PM GMT
    That link is dead, here's another

    http://www.comcast.net/articles/entertainment/20090310/TV.Mormon.Church.HBO/
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    Mar 11, 2009 5:05 PM GMT
    If the Mormons don't like people getting into their business, they shouldn't bother someone else's.

    The gay communities so called secret is out, we're gay, duh. But Mormons and their "sacred rites" should be viewed by everyone, as Czar said, it's karma.
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    Mar 11, 2009 6:29 PM GMT
    First I think that the media should respect the ceremony.

    Yes the Mormons have poke thier noses into the gay life. However two wrongs don't make a right. Let them keep thier secret. My message to the mormons is to allow others to have thier rights as well to do what we wish and that is marry.
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    Mar 11, 2009 6:41 PM GMT
    To hell with the mormon hypocricy.

    all the mormon guys I have met are married and have children and screw around with guys every chance the get - and they don't even believe that there is anything wrong with that ! or the ones that are gay have major mental issues, guilt and self-loathing. It's sad !

    The level of deceipt and dishonesty when it comes to relationships is staggering and shocking. Being Mormon is all about upholding a facade - nothing else. Go to Utah and you find yourself in a twilight zone of creepy happiness and perfection ! Truth and loyalty hardly exists. After living in L.A. for about 9 years and here in Las Vegas for about 4 years now, I finally agree with the saying by 'Non-Mormons'

    'Mormon Boys are hot and good for fun, but not for marriage'

    And whos to blame?! The Mormon church and their idiosyncratic belief system. There is a reason that oftentimes Mormonism is compared to a cult (including a certain level of brainwashing and lasting mental consequences). I learned from actual Mormon Missionaries that homosexuality is on the same level as drinking, smoking and/or gambling. It is referred to as a 'temptation' - absolutely idiotic !
    God be with the Mormons - they sure need it !


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    Mar 11, 2009 7:15 PM GMT
    BrodyLV saidTo hell with the mormon hypocracy.

    all the Mormon guys I have met are married and have children and screw around with guys every chance the get - and they don't even believe that there is anything wrong with that ! It's sad !



    completely agree.
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    Mar 11, 2009 7:29 PM GMT
    LOL. has anyone watched "Big Love" on HBO?

    That show is getting all kinds of attention. Needless to say the Mormons are not toohappy with it.
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    Mar 11, 2009 7:33 PM GMT
    Gatormedic saidhttp://news.yahoo.com/a/ap/20090311/ap_on_en_tv/tv_mormon_church_hbo

    After reading this article I find the Mormon religion to be chock full of hippocrites. For a religious ceremony that is "secret" (I looked it up...multiple sites describe the ceremony in detail), I find it odd that the Church would make such a big deal over HBOs story line.

    I have no problem if the Mormon Church wants to have 1 wife or 12, but can I PLEASE have one?

    Discuss.


    HBO's smash hit series "Big Love" is extremely entertaining, and, according to my Mormon friends, dead-on accurate.

    I think it's absolutely great when false belief systems, of any kind; pick your poison; are exposed for what they truly are: malarkey.

    Three hats off to HBO and some GREAT programming!!!
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    Mar 11, 2009 7:45 PM GMT
    The mormons gave us Donnie and Marie. Everything else aside, this should have been clue 1 as to why these assholes need to be stopped.
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    Mar 11, 2009 8:10 PM GMT
    Great, she'll look good again singing love songs to her brother.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 11, 2009 9:38 PM GMT
    Pinny said
    houstonmuscle10 saidJust another example of the Liberal Media having no respect for what is none of their business.

    Just like gay marriage wasn't the Mormon Church's business? If people are to mind their own business, it should have started there.


    Thank you!
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    Mar 11, 2009 10:09 PM GMT
    Most Mormons don't really care about people seeing their "secret rituals"

    They're all over youtube anyway and havce been for years
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    Mar 11, 2009 11:14 PM GMT
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    houstonmuscle10 saidJust another example of the Liberal Media having no respect for what is none of their business.

    Why don't you take your Limbaugh-talking-points crap and shove them up your ass.


    yes because only the liberals are entitled to voice their opinions, not the conservative.

    The liberals cry out no wars, yet they are the more violent,aggressive,and vindictive.
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    Mar 11, 2009 11:15 PM GMT
    Wait a minute. This is a fictional representation of a sacrament. Fictional. As in it isn't really happening. It is fake. Faux. Just like any time artists show a person or society's private moments to illuminate, educate or entertain.

    If their ceremony is a secret they aren't doing a very good job of keeping it a secret.

    If they were smart they'd say 'NO our thing isn't ANYTHING like that thing there they got it totally wrong HURRAY we are still secret!' They are totally falling for the bait though because the mainstream Latter Days church doesn't condone polygamy. The church of the family portrayed on Big Love call themselves Mormons but they are a splinter group not recognized by the 'real' Mormons.

    I think the best part of the episodes of Big Love that I've watched is it captures that ache that deeply spiritual people feel to be fully connected to their God. They aren't parading religious faith or piety - they are showing the crisis of faith that so many go through - in this case the fear that if you don't provide as many offspring to help perpetuate the Holy Father's mission then you are failing as a person. The complexity of managing a polygamous household to ensure prosperity across all dimensions. I find that deeply moving - not because I agree with it - but because I understand the fear of not meeting responsibilities and expectations.

    "Just another example of the Liberal Media having no respect for what is none of their business."

    What are you other examples? Same-sex marriage? Abortion? Oh wait.
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    Mar 11, 2009 11:16 PM GMT
    Tapper said
    Pinny said
    houstonmuscle10 saidJust another example of the Liberal Media having no respect for what is none of their business.

    Just like gay marriage wasn't the Mormon Church's business? If people are to mind their own business, it should have started there.


    Thank you!


    But it was the voters of CA, who took away your rights, not the Mormons!
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    Mar 11, 2009 11:30 PM GMT
    andymatic saidWait a minute. This is a fictional representation of a sacrament. Fictional. As in it isn't really happening. It is fake. Faux. Just like any time artists show a person or society's private moments to illuminate, educate or entertain.

    If their ceremony is a secret they aren't doing a very good job of keeping it a secret.

    If they were smart they'd say 'NO our thing isn't ANYTHING like that thing there they got it totally wrong HURRAY we are still secret!' They are totally falling for the bait though because the mainstream Latter Days church doesn't condone polygamy. The church of the family portrayed on Big Love call themselves Mormons but they are a splinter group not recognized by the 'real' Mormons.

    I think the best part of the episodes of Big Love that I've watched is it captures that ache that deeply spiritual people feel to be fully connected to their God. They aren't parading religious faith or piety - they are showing the crisis of faith that so many go through - in this case the fear that if you don't provide as many offspring to help perpetuate the Holy Father's mission then you are failing as a person. The complexity of managing a polygamous household to ensure prosperity across all dimensions. I find that deeply moving - not because I agree with it - but because I understand the fear of not meeting responsibilities and expectations.

    "Just another example of the Liberal Media having no respect for what is none of their business."

    What are you other examples? Same-sex marriage? Abortion? Oh wait.


    I feel the family portrayed in Big Love, are the real Mormons, and the LDS of Salt Lake City are the splinter group, as the family in Big love, follow the Church as it was, on Mr Smiths death; Murder.

    They split then because one side said the leadership goes to the Son of Mr Smith, and the Other side said no, it's a calling of God. Split. Brigham Young, and he too had many wives. But for Utah to be recognised as a state, they were forced to give up polygamy, albeit, it went under ground for many years.

    I have two husbands!icon_biggrin.gif

    I love Big love.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 11, 2009 11:41 PM GMT
    "the family portrayed in Big Love, are the real Mormons, and the LDS of Salt Lake City are the splinter group"

    So the splinter group in this case is the mainstream, majority and organization that is recognized as the Mormon Church and the group that is underground is not?

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    Mar 11, 2009 11:50 PM GMT
    IMHO, the underlying thing we have to contend with is that we aren't organized. They are.

    We got extremely close to being some sort of organization after Prop 8, but have since gone back to being somewhat complacent.

    They on the other hand have MILLIONS of dollars to put towards any cause they want - regardless of who it hurts or mames.

    I'm thankful that HBO has the intelligence to say, hey we're sorry, but the show must go on!
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    Mar 12, 2009 12:19 AM GMT
    andymatic said"the family portrayed in Big Love, are the real Mormons, and the LDS of Salt Lake City are the splinter group"

    So the splinter group in this case is the mainstream, majority and organization that is recognized as the Mormon Church and the group that is underground is not?

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    Yes. But this is not the way the mainstream want it portrayed.
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    Mar 12, 2009 12:27 AM GMT
    Gatormedic.

    The LDS may be may things. But organised,they are famous for. At the end of the day, they are one.

    The homosexual community is many, but not one. Just look at all the fractions here at RJ.

    But the LDS Church has also had some high ranking members leave in the past, and they have made public all they know.

    The LDS religion also has a large number of homosexual who are members too. I was once one of them. But I just can't live a lie, as well you just can't be a Mormon, and a homosexual. It's imposible. It not set up to be that way.
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    Mar 12, 2009 12:43 AM GMT
    Gatormedic said
    I have no problem if the Mormon Church wants to have 1 wife or 12, but can I PLEASE have one?

    Actually, they'd have no problem with you having a wife. It's a husband they have an issue with. icon_wink.gif