Mrs. D- I am thinking that the "I'm a Mormon" campaign is really all about keeping the sheeple in line versus getting converts. So many of the people I know on facebook keep posting links to new ones OR posting their own personal story. What kills me is how all the other mormons practically jizz in their pants about how "spiritual" they are or "what a great message!" Meh, maybe I'm just irked today
I think you're onto something there. It's like it's a campaign to convince the members of their diverse-but-same-as-everyone-else position. Forget about ever being a peculiar people...now, the Latter-latter-day-saint tries really hard to convince themselves that they are in the world AND now of the world (but not really of the world) and they are just like every other Christian but a bit more special, but not really cos hey, I don't think we believe/teach THAT...
I would have loved to have been in the meeting that GBH will have had just before he did all of the interviews (I'm thinking the PBS one or the CBS one?) and having to confront, on paper, the doctrinal anomalies that exist in LDS history and what position he was advised to take if eternal families/being gods/Jesus and Satan as brothers/Adam-god/anything in the PGP came up in the interview. I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall of GBH's brain during that time. If there wasn't a flash of some sort of shame popping through his frontal lobes in perpetuating the myths for the members while lying to the public, then it's proof-positive that propping up institutions, even at the expense of honesty, is something that even god's-anointed are willing to do. Shock, horror.