Friday night, 17 Aug 2012, there was a birthday party for President Thomas S. Monson in the LDS Conference Center in SLC. According to the SLTrib, “One might have mistaken it for a Broadway show.”
Soaring voices belted musical theater hits from Annie, Brigadoon, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and Cats to a live audience of tens of thousands.
Songs important and inspirational to President Monson were performed.
Ironically, just last year (April 2011) Richard Otterson, Head of Public Relations for the LDS Church, made a somewhat bizarre statement in a blog post for the Washington Post. In commenting on The Book of Mormon musical, he asserted that: What Broadway does is irrelevant to most of us Mormons. Well it appears that Broadway is relevant for President Monson, and I suspect for many other LDS Church members including my Mother.
And here in lies one of the problems with apologetics. You just dig yourself a deeper hole.