One of the biggest threats to international religious freedom is also a biblical commandment

By Kelsey Dallas

SALT LAKE CITY — In August, “The Book of Mormon” came to Salt Lake City for the second time in three years, bringing its irreverent depiction of Mormon missionaries to a theater just a few blocks from the worldwide headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The show was “back by popular demand” in a city where many residents object to its message, a phenomenon that illustrates Americans’ ability to stomach insults aimed at their faith, said Katrina Lantos Swett, president of the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice.

“Here you have a wildly successful dramatic production that clearly ridicules and defames the founding prophet of a significant faith community,” she said. “And yet because of our robust religious freedom protections in the U.S., I don’t think there are many if any LDS Church members who have thought it should be their right to shut down this production.”

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