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HBO, Mormons square off over airing of sacred rite

HBO, Mormons square off over airing of sacred rite

The HBO network is defending its plans to depict a sacred Mormon temple ceremony in an upcoming episode of "Big Love."
The drama about a Utah polygamous family will feature the ceremony when it airs in the United States on Sunday.
In a statement issued Tuesday, HBO said it did not intend to be disrespectful of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and apologized. HBO says the ceremony is a critical part of the "Big Love" story line.
On Monday, Mormon church leaders criticized HBO for its decision to include the ceremony. Only church members in good standing can enter temples to perform or witness the sacred rites.
The mainstream Mormon church has long disavowed polygamy.


Updated : 2020-12-01 20:36 GMT+08:00