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CNN provides the latest case in point, posting an article entitled, "Explainer: How and why do Mormons baptize the dead?
"The recent disclosure that Mormons baptized the dead parents of Jewish Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal by proxy has sparked outrage in the Jewish world. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has apologized for the baptism, which it says resulted from the actions of a church member acting in violation of church policy. The LDS church vowed to stop baptizing Jewish Holocaust victims in 1995.The article then gives the reader a brief lesson on the subject...
But proxy baptism for the dead is a proud Mormon tradition. Here are the basics about how it works and why Mormons do it.
For Mormons, baptizing the dead solves a big theological problem: How do billions of people who never had the opportunity to accept Jesus Christ – including those who lived before Jesus walked the earth – receive salvation? By baptizing the dead, a practice known as posthumous proxy baptism, Mormons believe they are giving every person who ever lived the chance at everlasting life. That includes Muslims, Hindus, atheists, pagans, whoever.The liberal media can pump this stuff out and say it's just providing a service because one of the Republican candidates for president is a Mormon. That's not the reason at all; it's to plant seeds of doubt in the minds of non-Mormons who think something like Baptizing the dead is creepy. In essence, the liberal media can be religiously bigoted while not being seen as such.
“Mormons believe that there is a place the dead go where they are in ‘spirit prison’ and where they have the chance to accept the Christian baptism,” says Richard Bushman, a Mormon scholar at Columbia University. “But it’s a duty to actually perform Christian ordinance of baptism, so Mormons seek out every last person who ever lived and baptize them.”
Many Mormons are proud of the fact that they attempt to make their faith universal through baptizing the dead. “Historically, Christians have been exclusive,” says Terryl Givens, an expert on Mormonism at the University of Richmond. “Catholics have taught that only Catholics are saved, and evangelicals say only if you confess according to their tradition. Mormons say, ‘No, salvation is open to all people.’”
“In that sense Mormonism is the most nonexclusive religion in the Christian world,” Givens says.
Romney is not the candidate with the best chance to beat Obama. His religion is a primary reason because the left will subtly bludgeon him with it.
This is not new for CNN either. John King called Romney "Governor Mormon" and didn't skip a beat. We must assume that either there was no correction relayed in his ear piece or, if there was one, he ignored it.