That's quite a mischaracterization of what happens in the show. I gather that Bro. Bennett is rather like some of the Latter-day Saints depicted in the show, who constantly dismiss Taba (note the spelling) as a "Lamanite"? In any case, Dr. Peterson predictably reposts this material approvingly.Sic et Non wrote:Pyre has a pleasant chat with Talba, who does some Paiute chanting that he thinks his meaningless, but it makes him feel better.
Later, Bennett wraps up his review by chastising fans of the show for enjoying it at the expense of Brenda Lafferty and her family:
Quite an intriguing reaction.Look, I get it that people who have left the Church feel very protective of this show, and I have no problem with anyone who wants to find value or resonance here. If you’re one of those people, more power to you. Just know that that validation comes at the expense of Brenda Lafferty and her surviving family, whose wounds have been torn open afresh to give you something fun to watch.
Thank Heavenly Father there will be no season 2.
In any case: I note that "SeN" conveniently skipped over the episode where Pyre loses his faith due to thumbing through a copy of the Tanners' book. I also note that it's a stretch to describe Under the Banner of Heaven propaganda. What is it "propaganda" for? "Propaganda" is a much more appropriate label for something like Witnesses. Incidentally, since I know Dr. Peterson has reading comprehension problems--*that* is the reason why we've said he's angry/jealous over the show (which he hasn't even seen). It has been more successful and has gotten a better reception than Witnesses which was a box office bomb.