Over at From the Mind of Murph I read this reaction to the recent episode of HBO's Big Love:
Does the â€œBâ€ in HBO stand for Bigot? Because Iâ€™m sure that the â€œBigâ€ in Big Love does, indeed, stand for Bigot. In a world where almost nothing is sacred, why is it that HBO thinks that smearing the sacred practices of other people all over the airwaves is acceptable? Last Sunday, HBO broadcasted a sacred LDS temple ceremony on its series Big Loveâ€¦ and I say, a pox on HBO and Playtone! A POX!
There are things in this world that are off limits to the prying eyes of the world, and what the LDS people choose to do in their temples is one of those things.
According to the AP:
â€œHBO said it did not intend to be disrespectful of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and apologized.â€
"Obviously, it was not our intention to do anything disrespectful to the church, but to those who may be offended, we offer our sincere apology," the premium cable channel said in a statement issued Tuesday.
But the ceremony is an important part of the "Big Love" story line, HBO said.â€
Do you know what â€œButâ€ means? â€œBUTâ€ means â€œdisregard everything that we just said, because itâ€™s a lie intended to make us feel better about being total bigoted scumbags.â€
â€œImportant to the storyline?â€ My rosy white hindquarters it was â€œimportant to the storyline.â€ Do you know why they did this? They figured that it was a great way to tick off some folk they donâ€™t really like anyway, for a couple of extra points in the ratings. Well congrats HBOâ€¦ ya did it. And it only cost you your soulsâ€¦ if you had any to begin with.
Later in that AP article, they say that HBO went to great pains, and even hired a consultant, to make sure that it was absolutely accurate.
So, who was their consultant? A Temple President? A Stake President? A General Authority? No! They hired some excommunicated slug with a beef against the Church! Ha! Hey HBO! You got ripped! Hope you didnâ€™t pay him a whole hell of a lotâ€¦ 30 pieces of silver maybe?
So hereâ€™s my thing. The Church is not calling for boycottsâ€¦ but I am!
Tom Hanks (exec. Producer) & Bill Pullmanâ€¦ you are both dead to me, your sucky movies will no longer be allowed in my home. Well, noâ€¦ Billâ€™s just some dumb actor who doesnâ€™t know his head from a hole in the ground, and whoâ€™s trying to keep his job. So until shown otherwise, Iâ€™ll keep Bill around, but Tomâ€¦ Iâ€™ve heard what he has to say about Mormons and I think that heâ€™s one first class bigotâ€¦ so all of Tomâ€™s sucky movies are going away, ya frigginâ€™ gut slug!
HBOâ€¦ I donâ€™t subscribe to your serviceâ€¦ and never will.
I urge my readers (all two of you) to do the sameâ€¦ pull the plug.
Lets show the scumbags whoâ€™s really in charge!
Oh, and if youâ€™re LDS and a fan of the showâ€¦ Shame on you! For shameâ€¦