Wash Post: “Elie Wiesel calls on Mitt Romney to make Mormon Church stop proxy baptisms of Jews”

From a much longer post at the main AMERICAblog site:

Famed Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel took exception this week to the fact that the Mormons were about to secretly baptize his dead parents into Mormonism without his knowledge or consent. It’s something they’ve been doing for years to everyone of all faiths, with a particular focus on Jewish victims of the Holocaust.

Wiesel was particularly upset that the Mormons lump Jews killed in the Holocaust, and their ancestors, in with Hitler and Stalin. He told MSNBC in the video below: “But really, to put us in the same category as Stalin and Hitler… really?” He was referring to the fact that the Mormons have also posthumously converted Stalin and Hitler to Mormonism, in addition to Anne Frank, Barack Obama’s mother (and possibly his ancestors), and they were planning to take Wiesel’s parents until he went public.

Romney “is now the most famous and important Mormon in the country,” Wiesel said. “I’m not saying it’s his fault, but once he knows, morally he must respond. . . . He should come out and say, ‘Stop it.’ ”

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