Skip to comments.Confirmed: Romney family had Ann Romney's atheist father posthumously baptized into the Mormon...
Posted on 01/27/2012 8:11:10 PM PST by Colofornian
After wondering aloud yesterday whether the Romneys converted Mitt's dead father-in-law to Mormonism...Yes. They did.
Edward Davies, Ann Romney's father, was an atheist who was also strongly anti-religion. By the time he died, he was the only member of Ann Romney's immediate family to not convert to Mormonism.
Fourteen months later, in 1993, he was baptized in a special ceremony at a Salt Lake City church. This practice requires a living person who has already been baptized to undergo the immersion in water again on behalf of the dead. No word on who this person might have been in Davies' case.
Information on the ceremony was listed on a genealogical database, and another entry on Ancestry.com detailed a separate sealing ceremony that linked Davies to his wife in death...
Baptism of the dead is encouraged by the Church of Latter-day Saints, as it is seen as essential to salvation. But the LDS Church has been criticized for it often. After coming under fire in 1995, the Church agreed to stop baptizing Jewish Holocaust victims posthumously. It had already added tens of thousands to its baptism registry by that time.
Romney's faith has done little to damage his quest for the presidency so far. But the issue pops up once in a while, most recently after Romney's tax returns showed a $4.1 million donation to the Church. There's also evidence to suggest that anti-Mormon sentiment could have given votes to Newt Gingrich in South Carolina.
When Newsweek asked Romney whether he had performed any proxy baptisms in the past, Romney responded "I have in my life, but I haven't recently."
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John the Baptist baptized with water and foretold of Christ baptizing with the Holy Spirit.
This whole thing doesn’t make any sense to me at all. There is no spirit to be baptized in a dead corpse.
It's this last entry that shows:
Death: 8 SEP 1992 in Stuart, Martin, Florida
Burial: White Chapel Cem, Troy, Oakland, Michigan
LDS Baptism: 19 NOV 1993 Temple: SLAKE
Endowment: 19 NOV 1993 Temple: SLAKE
Then they "sealed" him to her wife posthumously so they could live forever together:
...Sealing Spouse: 10 JUN 1994 in ATLAN
Note: Reason that headline doesn’t match article is that not enough FR characters allotted...so original headline is:
CONFIRMED: Romney Family Had Ann Romney’s Atheist Father Posthumously Baptized Into The Mormon Church
Oh, but I’m sure the MSM won’t bring up this story in the general election if Romney gets the nomination!
That is the kind of thing that could haunt a candidate, something as insane as that
Should be no surprise, this is the teaching so the Mormon Church.
I’m pretty sure Mormons do this for everybody.
So? My cousin “baptized” my late uncle and her father, into Mormonism over three decades ago. Only the idiots of the family got mad about it.
It is an attempt for the living to offer the dead the opportunity to salvation as a Mormon. It offers hope for the living that their deceased relatives will be able to enter Heaven as a baptized Morman - nothing more.
Got a problem with it? Are you one of my idiot relatives?
Mark my words, the Democrats will use this to try to keep Jews on the reservation in the general election by distracting from Obama's hostility to Israel. Anyone who thinks it's going to be hands off the Mormon stuff in the general election is smoking some very highly concentrated junk.
Put it where the sun doesn’t shine.
Who do I contact to baptize my dead cat brother?
“insane as that”?
Perhaps that should go where the sun doesn’t shine on you.
Crazier than Scientology!
Vicarious baptism of Barack Obama's mother
In May 2009, it was discovered that President Barack Obama's mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, "who died in 1995, was baptized posthumously into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day [sic] Saints last year during her son's campaign. ... It is not yet clear whether Obama is troubled by the practice. The White House declined to comment Tuesday [May 5, 2009]." The June 4, 2008 baptism was performed in the Provo Utah Temple, and a week later the ritual of endowment was performed on behalf of Dunham. LDS Church spokesman Scott Trotter confirmed that someone did perform a proxy baptism for Dunham, but said it was "counter to [LDS] Church policy for a church member to submit names for baptism for persons to whom they are not related."
This madness couple with the fact that Mitt Romney wears what he thinks of as magic clothing, will make the man look insane once the media starts on him, and the fact that he was a Bishop inside of this madness, will stun voters.
Baptism for the dead or proxy baptism is the religious practice of baptizing a living person on behalf of one who is dead, with the living person acting as the deceased person’s proxy.
Those who practice this rite view baptism as an indispensable requirement to enter the Kingdom of God, and thus practice Baptism for the Dead to give those who have died without ever having had the opportunity to receive baptism the opportunity to receive it by proxy if they wish.
GOT A PROBLEM WITH IT?
He might be related to my two cats. I’ll dunk them in the bathtub for your brother just to be on the safe side.
As an added bonus, after being baptized into Mormonism, my cats will never go near the bathroom again.