“South Park” creators’ Broadway musical that ribs Mormons opens to raves, Mormons take it like fucking champs

The guys that made the beyond-irreverent animated TV sitcom South Park haven’t died.  They’ve been quite busy actually, authoring a Broadway musical centered around Mormons who travel from Utah to Uganda.  From Reuters:

The Times said it perfectly balanced a sharp, irreverent tone, which is “blasphemous, scurrilous and more foul-mouthed than David Mamet on a blue streak,” with themes that test the ideals of faith and has a heart “as pure as that of a Rodgers and Hammerstein show.”

What makes this even more awesome is the official response from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  These guys know how to appreciate satire (from the same article):

While the show sends up the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Mormon leaders have avoided returning fire, saying in a statement: “The production may attempt to entertain audiences for an evening, but the Book of Mormon as a volume of scripture will change people’s lives forever.”

Hey LDS, stay classy.

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