Date: August 08, 2018 12:52PM
No surprises here. I think Mormonism appropriates everything it deems "more" "good" being true to at least one of their articles of faith.
"On top of this, the church hasn’t proved its ability to celebrate cultures respectfully. Beginning in 2006, the BYU football team and Utah high schools performed a version of the traditional New Zealand Māori Haka dance before games, attracting criticism, including from the vice president at BYU–Hawaii, who is Māori. White American Mormons have an affinity for Native American culture and Pacific Islander culture, Mueller says. “They revere it to the point where they have been accused of culturally appropriating, collapsing the identity between Mormon and Pacific Islander.” "https://www.ozy.com/acumen/why-pacific-islanders-love-the-book-of-mormon/87818
The sad thing to me is how colonial this is. It is taking always taking and giving back outdated 19th Century Victorian heavy constrained culture back to them.
Reminds me of "The Music Man" where the ladies society is doing "Greecian Urn."https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkXSgvr9qAg
At least in this it is a farce and there is some connection to Western Cultural influences in the farce.