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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

CNN Reporting Daniel Pearl's family upset with Mormon Baptism

If anyone thinks this is going away because it's silly, they're sadly mistaken. The mainstream media is chomping at the bit to throw the Jeremiah Wright controversy back into the faces of Republicans and conservatives who bemoaned the fact that the media wouldn't cover it.

MSNBC and CNN are increasingly going after Mormonism and the closer Romney gets to sowing up the nomination, the more vicious the attacks will be.

CNN is now quoting the family of beheaded journalist Daniel Pearl, a Jew who was baptized into the Mormon religion posthumously.

Via CNN:
A muckraking ex-Mormon researcher struck again this week, revealing that some Mormons conducted a proxy baptism for slain Jewish journalist Daniel Pearl last year.

The disclosure comes after recent revelations that Jewish victims of the Holocaust, including Anne Frank and a parent of Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal, had been baptized by proxy by Mormons.

Helen Radkey, who has been combing through Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints records for years, told CNN the Pearl incident was one of "the most egregious," because of the circumstances of Pearl's death.

Pearl, a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, was kidnapped in Pakistan and beheaded by terrorists in 2002. Prior to his execution he was forced to read a statement on camera saying he was Jewish, an episode that was captured on video.

Radkey, found LDS records that revealed Pearl was posthumously baptized at the Twin Falls, Idaho Temple in June.

The baptism struck a nerve with Pearl's mother, Ruth Pearl. She said in a statement that while she knew Mormons had good intentions, and meant the baptism as a way to offer salvation, "rest assured that Danny's soul was redeemed through the life that he lived and the values that he upheld."

"He lived as a proud Jew, died as a proud Jew and is currently facing his creator as a Jew, blessed, accepted and redeemed," Ruth Pearl's statement said.

"For the record, let it be clear: Danny did not choose to be baptized, nor did his family consent to this uncalled for ritual," her statement continued.

Pearl's widow, Mariane Pearl, told CNN's Brian Todd that whoever conducted the proxy baptism should have contacted the family out of respect.

"I'm shocked by the fact anyone would do something like this," she said.
There is plenty more to this and the liberal media is licking its chops at the prospect of giving viewers a steady diet of this. If the mainstream media can make contraception the issue of the day, it can certainly do the same with Romney's religion.

Make no mistake - they will if he is the nominee.

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