Book of Mormon allows people to laugh at inaccurate portrayals
Apr 15, 2019 | 11:15 AM
The Broadway play Book of Mormon allows people to make fun of bad depictions of certain parts of society.
Kudos to Cheryl Hystad on her piece, “Is it time to pull the curtain on 'The Book Of Mormon?'” (Apr. 15). Having just spent a month working in Uganda, I was impressed by the kindness, generosity and intelligence of the Ugandans I met and with whom I worked. Their civility (and lack of the use of profanity) put us to shame.
How sad that the prevalent "anti-Africa bias" Ms. Hystad mentions allows Americans to laugh at such an inaccurate portrayal.
Roberta Sabin, Pasadena
The writer is professor emerita at Loyola University.