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Rock Star Brandon Flowers Talks Misconceptions People Have About Mormonism with "Rolling Stone"


In a recent interview withRolling Stone, LDS frontman for the Killers, Brandon Flowers, talked about the way Mormonism is often misrepresented. 

You're a devoted Mormon. Does it bother you that your religion is so often mocked with things like The Book of Mormon and South Park?
I'm not losing any sleep over it. Mormonism is still pretty misunderstood.
What's the biggest misimpression about Mormonism?
There's this kind of weird mystery around it. With Christianity, you have 2,000 years of separation from when the events took place and these supposed miracles. We don't have that much separation from Joseph Smith in the 1800s and the other events that we believe took place, so it's a lot easier to home in on it. People that knew Moses didn't keep journals, but we actually have that information.

This isn't the first time Flowers has been vocal about his LDS faith. In 2011, Flowers created a video with the Church as part of the "I'm a Mormon" campaign. In 2012, well-known atheist Richard Dawkins attacked his faith on a Norwegian TV show, “Skavlan."

After hearing Dawkins thoughts, Flowers said, "The book's been studied and torn apart and looked at—and I am not one of the professors that have done it—but to call this man a charlatan, I take offense to it." And in 2015 he shared with NPR and theDaily Beast how Mormonism has made his life and his music better.

Lead image from Rolling Stone
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