Chicago Tribune: Re-enacting Joseph Smith's court hearings, and a look into Mormons' tolerance

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has, when you think about it, been a remarkably good sport when it comes to "The Book of Mormon."

As that money-spinning, massively irreverent musical lampooning the Mormon religion and many of its sacred tenets enters its final weeks in Chicago, there have been no LDS pickets outside the Bank of America Theatre, no attempts to organize a boycott, no statements of condemnation nor claims of religious persecution. History shows that other religions satirized by the creators of "South Park" have not always been so generous. But the LDS church even took out an advertisement in the Playbill for the Chicago production. "You've seen the show," the text reads, accompanying a photograph of a hip and attractive young woman, "now read the book."

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