The South Park pair have teamed up with Robert Lopez to offend a whole new demographic, having previously outraged parents, Kim Jong-il, Canadians, Durka-Durkans and Matt Damon.
The Church however has not been outraged by the show, which makes us wonder, is it any good? Well, according to most critics it is. The Church is just being cool about it, which surely is not their role?
Only a couple of critics have swum against the tide of praise and awards, but who goes to Religion Dispatches for their musical theatre reviews?
The story centres on two mismatched Mormon missionaries and their struggles to convert villagers in Northern Uganda to Mormonism. For some reason they’re more concerned with famine, poverty and AIDS, so were hoping "the good news" was going to be something other than a book.
The pair are robbed by a local warlord, General Butt-****ing-Naked, a character that alludes to an actual Liberian warrior who was called General Butt Naked and led the Butt Naked Brigade.
The general believed his troops nakedness would protect them from bullets. He performed human sacrifices and regularly conversed with the Devil, before rejecting crackpot beliefs and embracing Evangelical Christianity.
By way of preparation for the show's arrival in the West End next year (limited reduced price tickets are available here), we'd like to clear up a few misunderstandings about Mormonism:
1. It's the LDS Church, not the LSD Church.
2. It wasn't invented so the USA could have a religion of its own, m'kay?
3. Mormons believe in the equality of all races and have done since 1978.
4. That's right, 1978.
5. Jesus did appear in New York but it's not true that he lived on the Lower East Side and left with someone else's lighter.
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