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John Aravosis at Americablog is reporting that back in June of ’08, the LDS church performed a posthumous baptism on Obama’s mother.

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That’ll help with Romney’s presidential bid!

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Written by srogers

May 6, 2009 at 8:32 am

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  1. Aravosis is painting the practice of Mormon temple worship with a broad brush, which is a pretty standard cheap shot.

    He also makes the mistake of asserting that the church is doing this officially and that it’s not the efforts of an individual person acting on their own. It’s hard to tell from the evidence, but there is certainly not enough evidence to assert that this has been done in defiance of the will of someone in the family.

    This could very easily have been a member of her own family doing that ordinance and not an act of the church as a general body.

    In any case, I guess this means (contrary to popular belief in Utah) that some Mormons are not Republican.

    Todd

    May 6, 2009 at 10:47 am

  2. There are several comments on Think Progress from LDS folks explaining that this was likely an overzealous individual working alone, and not some kind of conspiracy. There were also comments to the effect that even though this is not supposed to be done without family consent, such consent is sometimes forged or ignored.

    The other problem, of course, is that posthumous baptism is a strange and deeply offensive practice for many folks, and something like this hitting the national news will do great violence to Romney’s efforts to woo the South. Not that I think that’s a bad thing. I’m just saying that Romney’s head will probably explode when this lands on his desk.

    Scott

    May 6, 2009 at 11:09 am

  3. Good points. Romney’s head will explode, but his hair will be (to quote Warren Zevon) perfect.

    Todd

    May 8, 2009 at 5:23 pm


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