Maybe if the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints wishes to become more accepted by the American public, they should stop acting like sanctimonious assholes who think they’re doing the world a favor simply by existing.
Anne Frank was baptized in a Mormon proxy ritual in another case of a Holocaust victim discovered to have been baptized posthumously this month.
The discovery comes more than a week after it was discovered that the parents of Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal were posthumously baptized last month. Wiesenthal was a Holocaust survivor who died in 2005; his mother was killed in the Nazi death camp Belzec in 1942.
Not only did they get Simon Wiesenthal, but the father and grandfather of Elie Wiesel (a holocaust survivor). To add insult to injury, this is something like the 12th time Anne’s been up for Baptism. since 1989. They just don’t quit.
In an interview with the Huffington Post, Wiesel called on Mitt Romney, the front-runner in the race for the Republican presidential nod, to tell his church to stop performing posthumous proxy baptisms of Holocaust victims.
Hmmm … bow to the will of your church, or take a gamble that such a display of consideration for other (more mainstream) religions that don’t have a bad association with polygamy and cult-y behavior will get you some votes during primary season? It’s a conundrum. Truly. But my suggestion is to read the writing on the wall, and use your popularity and influence – such as they are – to tell the people guilty of such condescending and disrespectful acts of spiritual “mercy” to just stop.
EDIT: Gay activists strike back with some posthumous conversion of their own. (Thanks Dan!) Here’s the link to the actual site: http://alldeadmormonsarenowgay.com/