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FX to Broadcast Temple Ceremonies

Latter-day Saints are finding themselves in a bind today after a trailer was released revealing that FX will be broadcasting temple ceremonies as part of its new show “Under the Banner of Heaven.”

The television program is based on a sensationalized book about a Latter-day Saint detective, that includes substantial themes around his faith.

While the depiction of sacred ceremonies of the Church are clearly inappropriate, Latter-day Saints are stuck wondering if they should simply ignore the program, or highlight the offensive nature of it, giving the show the attention such a provocation was clearly designed to elicit.

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C.D. Cunningham

C.D. Cunningham is the managing editor of Public Square magazine. After graduating from BYU-Idaho, he studied religion at Harvard University Extension. He serves on the board of the Latter-day Saint Publishing and Media Association.
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