Jewish Group Wants Mormons to Stop Proxy Baptisms

NEW YORK (AP) -- Holocaust survivors said Monday they are through trying to negotiate with the Mormon church over posthumous baptisms of Jews killed in Nazi concentration camps, saying the church has repeatedly violated a 13-year-old agreement barring the practice.

Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints say they are making changes to their massive genealogical database that will make it more difficult for names of Holocaust victims to be entered for posthumous baptism by proxy, a rite that has been a common Mormon practice for more than a century.
AP story via NY Times
catman on 11/11/2008 16:23

"...posthumous baptisms of Jews killed in Nazi concentration camps"? That sounds extremely strange to me. Did those Jews allegedly indicate that they wanted to be Mormons? Highly unlikely.

Skeeve on 11/11/2008 21:59

If you sit back and really think about just have to wonder what the hell they think they're accomplishing?

It is unbelievable arrogance to make the claim of baptizing long dead people who don't even share their faith.

JDHURF on 11/12/2008 00:14

I really strongly dislike the Mormons. I think their institution should be dismantled.

Skeeve on 11/12/2008 19:20

I agree, but I'd rather Scientology was taken care of first.

Nails3Jesus0 on 11/14/2008 18:49

Lets flip a coin. Heads- the LDS'ers are worm food. Tails- and the Church of Tom Cruise sleeps with the fishes!Smile

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