The existence of the musical bothers me, but of course what's more troubling is that hardly anyone outside of my faith seems to think it's a problem. So, I really appreciate it when there are intelligent articles written in defense of my faith.
Articles like this one, which examines the bipartisan, academic, and historical prejudice against Mormons in America.
And articles like this one, which compares reaction to the "Innocence of Muslims" film and reaction to The Book of Mormon Musical. Only one of these creations was thoroughly condemned by liberal public servants. I'll give you a hint--it wasn't the one about a book I hold sacred.
And I especially love this humorous defense by Stephen Colbert.
I love my faith. I know that Thomas S. Monson is God's prophet on the earth today, and that he witnesses of Jesus Christ. I know that church leadership's decision to essentially ignore The Book of Mormon Musical, like it does with every other mockery of the gospel, was based on revelation from God. I also know the cheeky decision for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to buy ad space in the playbill of The Book of Mormon Musical was also inspired by God.
But whether people believe that Joseph Smith was a prophet when he lived or that Thomas S. Monson is a prophet now, it would just be nice if the LDS church received at least a small degree of the respect that certain other religions seem to enjoy.
Here's a creative piece about the Book of Mormon that's accurate: