Thursday, February 23, 2012

Anne Frank and the DR

Anne Frank was given a Mormon posthumous proxy baptism (a phrase I had never seen before) in the Dominican Republic this past Saturday.

Though the church regularly conducts proxy baptisms for dead, in what it calls an attempt to give everyone a chance to accept salvation through Jesus, it has a 1990s-era policy against conducting such baptisms for Holocaust victims.

This just confuses me. Aside from the fact that dead people are not in a good position to accept anything, why was this odd spectacle conducted in the Dominican Republic?


Brian,  4:42 PM  

Although this doesn't answer the question about the connection to the Dominican Republic, it appears that the posthumous baptisms aren't that unusual for the Mormon church.

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