The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints confirmed Tuesday afternoon that someone improperly, posthumously baptized the late mother of President Obama into the Mormon faith.
Last June 4 — the day after then-Sen. Obama secured enough delegates to win the Democratic presidential nominee — someone had the president’s mother Stanley Ann Dunham, who died in 1995 of cancer, baptized.
On June 11, she received the sacrament.
The White House had no comment.
And this isn’t an isolated incident. It seems that Mormons have this thing about “converting” people after they die when it’s a tad difficult for them to do things like protest their conversion or, you know, breathe. They’ve even been caught doing posthumous baptisms on Holocaust victims:
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….
”Baptism of a Jewish Holocaust victim and then merely removing that name from the database is just not acceptable,” said Michel, whose parents died at Auschwitz. He spoke on the 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the Nazi-incited riots against Jews.
”We ask you to respect us and our Judaism just as we respect your religion,” Michel said in a statement released ahead of the news conference. ”We ask you to leave our six million Jews, all victims of the Holocaust, alone, they suffered enough.”
….Using genealogy records, the church also baptizes people who have died from all over the world and from different religions. Mormons stand in as proxies for the person being baptized and immerse themselves in a baptismal pool.
I guess we’re all Mormons after we die. I realize the Mormons are basically just wacky 19th century Scientologists* but this idea of waiting until someone dies to indoctrinate them into your silly cult is GENIUS! It’s much easier to brainwash someone who no longer has a working brain. The only problem for them is that I’ve been secretly performing de-baptism ceremonies on all dead mormons so that they no longer get their own planet to rule over after they die. I de-baptized Brigham Young just this morning and converted him to Bokononism.
*Or are Scientologists just 20th Century Mormons?