South Park's Mormon Obession
from the out-of-obscurity dept.
The Daily Universe is running an article containing excerpts from an interview with Matt Stone and Trey Parker--the creators of South Park--about the use of mormons in their show. They make references to the Church quite frequently and in November even had a show entitled "All About the Mormons" in which a mormon family moves into the neighborhood. It seems to me that in the last few years the Church has really been cast into the pop-culture spotlight. The BYU girl going on "The Real World", the 2002 Winter Olympics, and South Park are just some of the things that have happened recently, but I know there's been a lot more. I'm curious to know what impact this will have on the general public's perception of the Church and also on our perception of ourselves. Somehow it seems to me that as this trend continues church members will come to feel that their religion is common--just like all the rest. Am I right about this? What do you think? UPDATE: Devin Athey and Kevin Sowards submitted this letter to the Daily Universe with more details about the show.