‘A Church Still Dealing With the Issue of Polygamy…Inequality’
Opening an hour-long special on the Mormon Church for Thursday’s NBC Rock Center, anchor Brian Williams proclaimed to viewers: “Most Americans say they know next to nothing about the Mormon Church. Tonight, a rare look inside the lives of modern Mormon families….A church still dealing with the issue of polygamy….And other issues of inequality.”
Teasing a report on the history of the Church, Williams promised to answer the question of “why so many Americans still today are suspicious of the religion.” Introducing that portion of the broadcast, Williams touted pop culture mocking the faith, starting with a clip of Fox’s Family Guy in which lead character Peter Griffin declares: “I’m going to be a Mormon….Come on, nailing a different wife every night. That’s a no-brainer.”
Williams announced: “Comedy now takes liberties with Mormons, say nothing of the polygamy-based dramas and then there’s Broadway.” Footage appeared on screen of Comedy Central’s South Park and the HBO series Big Love, followed by a clip of The Book of Mormon musical produced by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.
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