The Real World: Brooklyn
prepares for its season finale on Wednesday night, the
Los Angeles Times
chatted in New York with the series' Mormon cast member,
The paper asked Cannon,
24, what message he tried to give viewers this season.
"I wanted to show
people you can't distinguish a Mormon by his appearance,"
Cannon told reporter Choire Sicha.
The Utah native also
said that his religion did not conflict with the message of
MTV's new biopic about Pedro Zamora. Zamora was a gay cast
The Real World: San Francisco
who educated the nation about HIV/AIDS before his death in
"A couple people
take the LDS Church for being antigay and they're not at
all," Cannon said. "They're very pro-family, but
they're not antigay."
When pressed about the
Mormon role in the passage of Proposition 8, Cannon continued
to defend the church.
"People want to get
on the LDS Church," he said. "They don't even
have enough members in California that the vote could be
swayed. To isolate the LDS Church and attack them is