Baptizing Anne Frank:
They’re at it Again!
According to the Huffington Post and Haaretz.com, baptismal and confirmation reports from the LDS Church show posthumous work was performed for Anne Frank on February 18, 2012 in the Dominican Republic.
Anne Frank, a teenaged German Jew suffered and died in the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp in March 1945 at the hands of the brutal SS in Nazi Germany just a few weeks before British troops liberated the camp in April 1945.
Why does this church feel they can keep doing this? The LDS Church and Jewish leaders came to an agreement the Church would stop doing this in 1995 and again in 2010.
The New York Daily News commented that Helen Radkey discovered they’ve baptized Anne Frank at least nine times. How is this normal and why would you continue to do this if it’s from God? Does God require that you’re baptized and “confirmed” nine times before you get into heaven? This whole thing is preposterous.
I see this as a sign of great disrespect. They don’t care about you personally and it’s all just a numbers game to them so they can claim they’re the fastest growing religion in the world. As of this year the Mormon Church claims it has 14 million members. With practices like the one we’re looking at today I have to wonder how many times other people are being counted. Their credibility is shot over things like this!
Elie Wiesel a Holocaust survivor, author and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, criticized the Church for their practice and finds their blatant disregard of respect as offensive. He also believes Mitt Romney should speak out against what his church is doing.
Mitt may not have a reason to denounce this practice considering they did this for one of his family members as well recently. According to reports his deceased atheist father-in-law was baptized as well.
Wiesel’s comments came after the Church apologized for posthumously baptizing Simon Wiesenthal’s parents. But here we are sixteen years after the first agreement to stop doing this and it’s still going on.
I always taught my kids that actions speak louder than words. If the Church was really sorry why do they keep doing it?
On February 13, 2012, just ten days ago we reported on the apology given by the Mormon Church that Simon Wiesenthal’s parents had been posthumously baptized and this latest baptism for this dear girl Anne Frank took place on the 18th. It’s an obvious slap in the face to the Jewish community. http://lifeafterministry.wordpress.com/2012/02/15/mormons-apologize-for-baptizing-wiesenthals-parents/