The only time I have seen Big Love is on a transatlantic flight back home to Salt Lake. My initial thoughts were how amazing to have a church just like ours (almost) right in our back door and no one seems to know of it, as they keep it fairly discreet on the show.
From what I saw these Josephites seem to be very similar (i.e. Family Prayer, FHE, Family Council, even similar programs and auxiliaries). They even seemed to act like Mormons I grew up with.
Since there was a split of Josephites from the Brighamites, wouldn’t most of these branches have similar temple ceremonies to ours? If so shouldn’t they be the ones who are offended, not the Brighamites?
Big Love episode draws criticism from LDS Church
Before the first season of the HBO series Big Love aired more than two years ago, the show’s creator and HBO assured the Church that the series wouldn’t be about Mormons.
Big Love Series to Show Rites from LDS Temples
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) – The HBO series “Big Love” will show its version of temple rites belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The episode is scheduled to air Sunday, March 15.
‘Big Love’s’ promise to show LDS temple rituals has many crying foul
Richard Cowan, a BYU professor of church history and doctrine, said: “It isn’t something that we want to keep away from everyone who isn’t a member of our faith, but rather something we would like to share with those who are personally and spiritually prepared to appreciate it.”
‘Big Love’ prompts LDS Church response and analysis
Certainly church members are offended when their most sacred practices are misrepresented or presented without context or understanding. Last week some church members began e-mail chains calling for cancellations of subscriptions to AOL, which (like HBO) is owned by Time Warner.
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