Monday, March 9, 2009

Mock Temple Ceremony on HBO

By Christine Thackeray

This is real. I couldn't believe it, but it's true.

On page 48 of the TV guide this week there is a person wearing the sacred ceremonial temple clothing. Go look.
http://www.tvguidemagsales.com/WeeklyIssues/TVG030909.pdf
Big Love is planning on depicting parts of the endowment and sealing ceremonies on HBO.

If this horrifies you as it does me, you can send a complaint to HBO and the FCC. It will only take a few minutes. Please take the time. If there is any way we can stop this desecration of what we hold so sacred, I think we should.

To write HBO, click

http://www.hbo.com/apps/submitinfo/contactus/submit.do?title=Big%20Love&questiontype=biglove



To File a complaint with the FCC go to:

http://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm

-Choose "Broadcast (TV and Radio), Cable, and Satellite Issues" and then click "NEXT."

-Choose "Broadcast programs showing obscene, profane, and/or indecent material" then click "NEXT."

- Click on "ONLINE FORM" Fill out the form with your complaint and submit.



Big Love airs on HBO on 03/15/2009 at 9:00 pm

Here are two things your want to RESPECTFULLY say in your own words to HBO:

-I believe it is wrong for HBO to publicly air portions of sacred ceremonies of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints without permission from the church and based on information given you by someone who has left the church and may harbor bad feelings toward the church and wish to do it harm.

AND THE BIG ONE THAT WILL ALWAYS GET THEIR ATTENTION:

- If you air such an episode, I will cancel my subscription to all HBO channels (if you have them), and will not purchase HBO DVDs or any other HBO entertainment products or packages ever again. Furthermore, I will encourage my friends and associates to do likewise.



Tell everyone you know.



Sister Beck reminded us in the October 2007 conference,

President Hinckley said in a worldwide leadership training meeting: “If [we] will be united and speak with one voice, [our] strength will be incalculable. … It is so tremendously important that [we] stand strong and immovable for that which is correct and proper under the plan of the Lord.”

Maybe this is one of those times.

6 comments:

Kammi said...

Thanks for posting this! I am beyond horrified about this.

Aubrey said...

I saw this in the TV Guide too, and I couldn't believe what I was seeing! Hopefully if enough people express their concerns, it's not too late to do something about this.

NatalieAnn said...

I think this article from the LDS Newsroom is worth reading too:

http://www.newsroom.lds.org/ldsnewsroom/eng/commentary/the-publicity-dilemma

Brad said...

@Natalie:
Thanks for linking to that LDS Newsroom post. It's important that people understand that controversy (with its resulting publicity) is exactly what these people want. Remember: don't feed the trolls. ;)

Charlie Moore said...

What we do in the Lord's temple is very sacred. I believe we must defend that sacredness, but we must be careful in how we do it. I urge anyone responding to HBO or the FCC to seek advice from your local bishop or stake president. Perhaps the best thing would be to ask if permission from the Church has been sought. The Lord will judge these people in righteousness, but we must be there to support Him in humility. Remember to stay humble and don't let this churn up emotions not in tune with the feelings we enjoy when we visit the Lord's temple.

Charlie Moore

Rebecca Talley said...

God will not be mocked. Those who choose to ridicule that which is sacred will be held accountable.

It's a shame that people choose to feed ignorance and prejudice rather than do some research and show the truth.