Saturday, February 25, 2012

Noir: Mormons baptize Holocaust victim Anne Frank posthumously




Annelies Marie (Anne) Frank, a German-born Jew who perished in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, was allegedly baptized posthumously by Mormons on Saturday, the Huffington Post reported Tuesday.

According to the report, the baptism was conducted using a proxy, by a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Dominican Republic .
Whistleblower Helen Radkey, a former member of the church, told the Huffington Post that she discovered Frank's name on a database open only to Mormons, where the Jewish girl who died at age 15 was listed as "Completed" beside categories labeled "Baptism" and "Confirmation" with the date February 18, 2012. 
The Huffington Post described Radkey as "a Salt Lake City researcher who investigates such incidents, which violate a 2010 pact between the Mormon Church and Jewish leaders."
Jews are particularly offended by an attempt to alter the religion of Holocaust victims, who were murdered because of their religion, and the baptism of Holocaust survivors was supposed to have been barred by a 1995 agreement.
Mormons believe posthumous baptism by proxy allows deceased persons to receive the Gospel in the afterlife. The church believes departed souls can then accept or reject the baptismal rites and contends the offerings are not intended to offend anyone.
Other religions, including the Catholic church, have also publicly objected to the baptism of its members, and it's been widely reported that Mormon and GOP presidential nominee front-runner Mitt Romney's atheist father-in-law Edward Davies was posthumously baptized.
If things were not bad enough already, this religious posthumous resurrection of victims of the Holocaust has taken another hateful twist.  A backlash that leaves no one above being a victimized is the website: ALL DEAD MORMONS ARE NOW GAY.
The site states: "Sadly, many Mormons throughout history have died without having known the joys of homosexuality. With your help, these poor souls can be saved.Simply enter the name of your favorite dead Mormon* in the form below and click Convert! Presto, they're gay for eternity. There is no undo.Don't know any dead Mormons? Click the "Choose-a-Mormon" button and we'll find one for you. You're welcome!" 
Shame on all of us.

1 comment:

  1. Anne Frank has been posthumously baptized as a Mormon something like nine times. I find that pretty disgusting. Stephen Colbert made a joke about converting dead Mormons to Judaism. I think people are jumping on that joke and taking it to the extreme.

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