I have ranted about baptism for the dead a million times. I am going to do it again. You have been warned.
It has been revealed that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has baptized the mother of Barak Obama, the current President of the United States, into the faith even though she lived as a Catholic her entire life and never once expressed interest in the Mormon Church. Did the church have a family member's expressed permission to perform this ceremony? No. Just like holocaust victims of past, the president's mother is now listed in the LDS database.
I am at a loss as to how Mormons don't understand how wrong this is. They want people to understand and respect them for their beliefs, yet they show no respect for others. I don't get why they assume God would require some silly ceremony on earth in order to reach heaven...
Let's pretend that a young man, born a Catholic, lived his life to truly help others. He volunteered his time with the homeless, he donated money to charity, he helped Habitat for Humanity, gave blood regularly, helped with hurricane relief, went from state to state saving animals from being euthanized, and ultimately gave his life saving a young woman drowning in her car.
When he is greeted in heaven, the Mormons believe he will hear something like this:
"Son.Here are a few quotes from people on various news websites voicing their concern for this practice:
This is God.
You were a good kid, I will give you that.
Unfortunately for you, it wasn't good enough. You were not a Mormon. You didn't get baptized into the Mormon faith and therefore you have to wait in limbo until someone else does that for you.
No, I do not know when that will be. Maybe tomorrow, maybe 200 years from now.
You might notice people walking right past you into the pearly gates... you might notice some of these people were total jerks and assholes during their lives... the only answer I have for you is that they were Mormon and paid 10% of everything they had to the LDS Church so they could build temples and shopping malls.
I am sure you understand.
Just remember that your spiritual salvation depends on the paperwork they give me.
Oh, and don't worry that Hitler isn't there anymore. The Mormons baptized him and he's in.
Most of you are missing the whole point of this article. It's about BOUNDARIES, people. Mormons want the respect of the rest of us, but aren't willing to respect others' beliefs, to the extent that they will even "baptize" people who cannot give consent. In fact, to justify their extreme lack of respect for others' beliefs, they even trot out the "if it isn't true, why worry and if it is true, you'll thank us" argument.
You just don't get it, do you?
This is the danger of thinking you have "The Truth", whether it be the truth about religion, economics (like the Wall Street Thieves), or politics (like the Neo-Cons who embroiled us in two unwinnable wars). It is arrogance, and it goeth before the fall. -Al ABCNews.com
It is about boundaries. The church has no right to do this, on top of that, it makes no sense whatsoever. Here is another quote I really liked... it begins with a Mormon denying that the baptism even occurred:
THIS IS FALSE, AND ANYONE WITH ANY CONCEPT OF HOW SECURE SITES ON THE INTERNET WORK CAN REALIZE THIS. The Mormons do not have a policy of baptizing those without the consent of some direct linear ancestor. What are you saying is patently false.
Not only that, but had your image from the secure LDS website (which is accessible to anyone who properly registers), it would read https:// in the URL, not just http://. I just logged on, and it is a secured site, and does have the "s".
Your image is nothing more than a doctored up falsity, meant to cause harm to religion you don't like. However, assume it was read. If the Mormons are just a bunch of crazy nut jobs, who cares if they saying the name of anyone as they perform their ordinances? Would you be upset if a Catholic were praying for Obama's mother? -jhoopes AmericaBlog
Hello litttle mormon, before telling lies on the internet, you should probably check and see if the LDS church has confirmed this. They did.
Since you probably think that any non-mormon run newspaper is part of some satanic conspiracy, you aer still out of luck, Deseret News printed the story that the LDS church confirmed that this happened as well. If you had any shred of honesty, you would apologize for your lies and false accusations.
But you are mormon, a religion that has been telling lies for 180 years, so I won't hold my breath. Moerover you miss the mark with your praying analogy. This is not like a prayer, Prophet's of the LDS church have decreed that Barack Obama's mother should be put to death for producing a mixed race child, postumously baptising her mormon would be like making Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. an honorary member of the KKK. -LowKey -AmericaBlog
This poor Mormon immediately assumed that he was being persecuted for his faith. He went on the defensive before knowing the facts.
I see that every day.
I also find it amazing that this same religion would have once demanded that Barak Obama be killed because of his mixed race. Here is a quote from Briggy Young:
"Shall I tell you the law of God in regard to the African race? If the white man who belongs to the chosen seed mixes his blood with the seed of Cain, the penalty, under the law of God, is death on the spot. This will always be so." (Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, Volume 10, page 110.)
Hmmm... interesting, isn't it?
Mormons, you can't have it both ways. You can't cry and complain that people don't understand or respect you while doing this to people.
It is not okay.
You don't have permission to do it, and if a loving God truly exists he would laugh at this concept.