Some Mormons baptized Obama’s dead mother

 

This is an amazing intrusion by one religion into a White House family.

Or add your own description of its significance.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports:

President Barack Obama's mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, who died in 1995, was baptized posthumously into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints last year during her son's campaign, according to Salt Lake City-based researcher Helen Radkey.

Mormons often do such "proxy baptisms" of dead people -- without permission from relatives of the dead.

And it's highly controversial ...


MORMONS BAPTIZE OBAMA'S MOTHER
Wes Thayer
Wes Thayer
May 06, 2009 12:50 AM
SO WHAT! NOT A BAD THING. THE MORMONS FELT THEY WERE DOING A GOOD THING AND A SERVICE. IF THE CATHOLICS, LUTHERNS, METHODIST OR MUSLIMS WERE TO ALSO BAPTIZE THE PRESIDENTS MOTHER SEEMS TO ME THAT WOULD BE OKAY TOO. CERTAINLY THEN THE MOTHER WOULD BE WELL BAPTIZED AND HAVE A CHOICE IN THE HEREAFTER, WHATEVER HER BELIEFS ARE. WHY MAKE A BIG AND BAD THING ABOUT AN ACT OF KINDNESS.
Pretentious Mormons
Pete
Pete
May 06, 2009 10:31 AM
Who do Mormons think they are to imply that a person's religion of choice in life is secondary (read, inconsequential) compared to that of the LDS church?

This whole baptism practice smacks of arrogance.

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Ray has been a Western journalist since 1979. He's now High Country News senior editor, based in Bozeman, Montana. He's earned national recognition including a George Polk Award for political reporting, a Sidney Hillman Foundation Journalism Award for investigating oil-field accidents, and an Investigative Reporters & Editors scroll for going undercover as a prison inmate. He's had three novels published.