POSTHUMOUS MORMON BAPTISM FEBRUARY 23, 2012 - Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel calls on Mitt Romney to end the Mormon practice of posthumously baptizing Jews. (5:10)
The allegations come just a week after The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints apologized when it was brought to light that the parents of Holocaust survivor and Jewish rights advocate Simon Wiesenthal were posthumously baptized by church members at temples in Arizona and Utah in late January.
Researcher Helen Radkey, a former Mormon who revealed the Wiesenthal baptisms, said this week she found Frank's name in proxy baptism records dated Feb. 18, showing the ritual was performed in the Santo Domingo Temple in the Dominican Republic.
The Mormon church almost immediately issued a statement, though it didn't mention Frank by name.
"The Church keeps its word and is absolutely firm in its commitment to not accept the names of Holocaust victims for proxy baptism," the Salt Lake City-based church said. "It is distressing when an individual willfully violates the Church's policy and something that should be understood to be an offering based on love and respect becomes a source of contention."
Church officials did not return telephone calls and emails from The Associated Press on Thursday. A spokeswoman for the Anne Frank House museum in Amsterdam declined comment.
Last week, an official representative of apologized for the proxy baptism of the parents of the late , a Jewish Holocaust survivor. The baptism was conducted by proxy inside of a , which is the only place that ordinances for the dead are allowed to be performed. -- also known as the --
Church spokesman Michael Purdy called it "inappropriate" that Wiesenthal's parents' names were submitted for baptism, and explained that the church's policy is that people can only submit the names of their own ancestors. Just last Saturday, though, according to Andrea Stone of the Huffington Post, "The Diary of Anne Frank," the memoirs of a Jewish girl who was killed during the Holocaust) was baptized by proxy inside of a Mormon temple in the Dominican Republic. And according to ex-Mormon whistleblower Helen Radkey, this is at least the 10th time that Mormons have baptized Frank, despite a 1995 agreement in which the church agreed to stop the posthumous baptism of Jews except for direct ancestors. (of
Frank isn't alone. According to Slate's Forrest Wickman, Mormons have repeatedly disregarded their Church's directive not to baptize posthumously. And a 19th-century Mormon prophet, Wilford Woodruff, was personally baptized for the signers of the Declaration of Independence "and fifty other eminent men," as recounted in a widely circulated talk by 20th-century prophet Ezra Benson.More questions are being raised about presidential candidate Mitt Romney's religion after it was revealed that he helped baptise his adamantly atheist father-in-law years after the man had died.
Edward Roderick Davies was Ann Romney's father and died in 1992 after living as a staunch atheist all his life.
Recently-discovered records show that, in keeping with their controversial tradition of posthumously baptising non-Mormons, a ceremony was held to invite Mr Davies into the Church of Latter Day Saints one year after he died.
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Here's the REAL Ann Romney ... a woman who gave drugs to her horse cause he couldn't dance for her... THEN sold her, got caught and had to settle....
BTW, the mainstream is protecting this Ann Romney intentionally, or so it seems. Afterall, with Romney acting like a kid around her and Ann calling him her big kid, it should be obvious who wanted that dog on the roof...
Quote of the year: "Driving to Canada with the family dog on the roof? That's forever."
Certain behaviors and attitudes not only become habits (after a certain period of use) but they can become addictions.
To the US Media protecting that evil woman...
Sean Hannity and Fox News hypocrisy
"Michelle Obama orders a cheeseburger meal that's the caloric equivalent of eating a live raccoon."
(Compare this to Ann Romney forcing drugs into her dancing horse when it couldn't perform its duties... THEN selling it!... followed by A SETTLEMENT OUT OF COURT!!! - see above)
This applies to BOTH of the Romney's...
The Mormon Manipulation of Christianity... plus the Mormons have convinced GOP dufflepuds that they are Christian(by advertising and using GOP connections, wow!)! The same guys who believe thier leader read a book through magic glasses that no one else could read... from Jesus with tie to another planet (a fake Jesus?)! I don't know about you but I can read the Gospels and I'm not Christian. Why would Jesus write a book and bury it in the States for just one person to read?
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