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'Book Of Mormon' Doesn't Deter LDS

At one point in “Book of Mormon” – the satirical musical from the creators of “South Park” – a dimwitted missionary surrounded by Ugandans struggles to relate Mormonism to their daily struggles, including female circumcision, child rape and genocide. Elder Cunningham breaks into song, improvising some fantastical remedies. “Who would have thought I had this magic touch?” he sings. “Who’d believe I could man up this much? I’m talking, they’re listening, my stories are glistening. I’m gonna save them all with this stuff!” It’s one of several songs poking fun at Mormon beliefs in the musical, which premieres this week in Spokane after winning overwhelmingly positive critical reception and a slew of awards. While local missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints likely won’t have front-row seats to the show, they say it won’t detract from their work and faith in the Washington Spokane Mission/Daniel Moore, SR. More here. (SR photo by Jesse Tinsley: Mormon missionaries Karlee Becraft, center left, and Xueying Huang sing the hymn “Nearer My God to Thee” in both English and Mandarin for Jamie, left, and Michael Clark during a scheduled house visit)

Question: Any Latter-Day Saints in the HucksOnline congregation who have seen "Book of Mormon"? Thoughts?

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