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All About Mormons, (With A Reporter, Not Cartman)

All About Mormons, (With A Reporter, Not Cartman)

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Has anyone ever seen the South Park episode "All About Mormons?" It's actually a lovely lesson about tolerance, though I think a lot of Mormons have some problems with the portrayal of the Church in the episode (but not all — my very best friend was raised Mormon and thinks it's kind of great). I think it's interesting how few portrayals of Mormons there seem to be in the culture, and many people confuse the polygamists of Big Love with Mormons (they're not). However, it's astonishing how little Americans actually seem to know about the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints — and how maligned by pop culture and the media many members of the Mormon church feel. If you are part of either group — today we're talking about the coverage with NPR's Howard Berkes. We'd really like to take your comments and questions today — and listen, we're all going to have to get really familiar with this topic as Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney is clearly both a contender, and, as he said today in his speech, Mormon. So, let us know your gripes and questions — we want to get this right.

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