Utah Mormons are culturally ignorant?
Another interesting snippet from the book I recently read on Mormon’s political views:
“Political cultural biases in the church can also produce friction between’ church members from different countries. Lamond Tullis (1980, 67) reported that as he had a discussion with a stake president in Mexico City about Arnold Friberg’s paintings that are included in the Book of Mormon. Friberg’s paintings are beloved in Utah, but not in Latin America. The paintings are depictions of the early inhabitants of the people of Central America, yet the characters in the paintings have decidedly Anglo features. The Mexican stake president agitatedly said, â€œThese paintings are not paintings we can show to an educated Mexican. They’re well done, but they show such an enormous ignorance of culture that they are offensive.”‘ He even referred to them as “imperialism in art.”” (p. 147, from Fox, Jeffrey C. 2006. Latter-Day Political Views. Lexington Books.)
Let’s see, here’s very Native American looking Moroni raising the Title of Liberty:
And here’s uber-Native American looking Abinadi telling that Caucasion King Noah that god is coming after him:
And here’s an actual Native American from the alleged Book of Mormon lands:
That crazy Stake President… What was he thinking?