Wiesel Calls On Romney: Denounce Posthumous Baptisms Of Jews

From the LA Times:

The Mormon Church apologized Tuesday for a “serious breach of protocol” after it was discovered that the parents of the late Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal were posthumously baptized as Mormons. The church also acknowledged that one of its members tried to baptize posthumously three relatives of Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel.

The efforts, at least in Wiesenthal’s case, violated the terms of an agreement that the church signed in 1995, in which it agreed to stop baptizing Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Wiesenthal and Wiesel gained fame for careers spent grappling with the legacy of the Holocaust, Wiesenthal by hunting down war criminals, Wiesel by writing books that became part of the canon of 20th century literature.

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  1. Publisher says

    There are those who equate attacks on Romney’s religion with attacks on Obama’s former pastor Jeremiah Wright. However, there is a big difference. Obama was just a member of a church, but Romney himself was a church leader. From 1986 to 1994, he presided over the Boston Stake, which included more than a dozen wards in eastern Massachusetts with about 4,000 church members altogether. Nevertheless, while Obama denounced his pastor’s rhetoric, Romney has remained silent as his church continues to posthumously baptize well known Jewish holocaust victims such as Anne Frank, and the family of Simon Wiesenthal and the family of Elie Wiesel.

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