Sunday, March 18, 2007

More Mormon Embarrassment

When Traci saw there was going to be a new show on MTV called "Engaged & Underage," about kids who are getting married who are under 21, she immediately said 'Oh, I'm sure there will be an episode about Mormons.' Sure enough, episode 8 featured a couple of Utah kids.

Chris and Amanda are both 19 and Mormon; Chris is a convert to the church. The plot of the story revolves around Chris's out of town family not understanding why they can't come to his temple marriage and Amanda being completely inconsiderate of their feelings.

Amanda spent most of the episode crying because she had to have a ring ceremony in addition to the temple ceremony. "As a little girl, I never dreamed of having a ring ceremony." Yeah, I never dreamed of being considerate of my in-laws when I was little, either.

Watch the whole episode here.


Anonymous said...

Obviously,you don't understand our people or how we think. No Latter-Day Saint is raised with the idea of a "conventional" wedding.I'm not embarrassed at all by her comment.She was telling the truth.Why should one be embarrassed when he practices his religion? According to you,weddings are now about the family and the guests,not the two people that God is joining together.

su-tang 3000 said...

I've been thinking like a Mormon for 28 years, but I still can't figure out how a ring ceremony for the benefit of a non-member family member lessens the importance/significance of a temple marriage.