There's a word in the middle of "begrudgingly" and it is the word, "grudge." The liberal media has been holding a one against conservatives ever since. It is eager for payback and that payback will come in the form of Mitt Romney's Mormonism being the target of the media if he is the nominee. In particular, expect a steady drumbeat of subtle attacks and questions about the practice of posthumous baptisms. The Mormon baptisms of Anne Frank and Daniel Pearl have made liberal media news and there is plenty more.
For example, Jesus (yes, that Jesus) was baptized multiple times at the Salt Lake Temple, ground zero for Mormonism, in 2010.
Via Helen Radkey:
According to Mormon doctrine, Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world. However, it seems that even the perceived Savior of the world is not exempt from LDS temple rituals. Proxy rites for Jesus Christ were performed in the Salt Lake (LDS) Temple in Utah, in April 2010. The Salt Lake Temple, located on Temple Square in the heart of Mormon-dominated Salt Lake City, was dedicated on April 6, 1893—three years before Utah became a state in 1896—and is one of the oldest of the 132 currently operating temples that are owned and maintained by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS.)Does anyone think that Mitt Romney will not be asked about this? If, as his religion says, Mormons are Christians, how is he going to explain multiple baptisms of the Son of the Living God, who rose from the dead and joined His Father in heaven?
New FamilySearch is the online genealogy database of the LDS Church that contains updated details of LDS temple ordinances that have been done for dead people. There are multiple listings for Jesus Christ in New FamilySearch—under different versions of his identity—which have been submitted by individual Mormons. It is not known how many times Jesus has been subjected to LDS rites because all New FamilySearch records for him—including combined records—show LDS ordinance details as “Not Available.”
On May 27, 2010, there were two similar records for Jesus in New FamilySearch which had been submitted by the same person. One listing was titled “Jesus Christian,” and showed “Jesus Christian” was born “before 1500 Bethlehem, Israel,” and died “before 1550 Jerusalem, Israel.” LDS ordinances were tagged as “Not available” on this record. The other entry was for “Jesus Cristian,” who was born “before 1502 Bethlehem, Israel,” and died “before 1539 Jerusalem, Israel.” The entry for “Jesus Cristian” gave a description of LDS ordinances, along with the name of a spouse—“Maria Magdelena.”
Furthermore, Romney is not just a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; he is one of its prominent figures. When the liberal media continues to hammer on the baptism of someone whom Christians see as not needing such a thing, how will Romney respond?
How will he respond to another baptism of Jesus that identified Him as being married to Mary Magdalene?
“Jesus Cristian” was baptized and confirmed a member of the LDS Church by proxy on April 8, 2010 in the “Salt Lake City Utah Temple.” “Jesus Cristian” was also subjected to initiatory temple ordinances on April 8, 2010; an endowment ceremony on April 9, 2010; and a marriage “sealing” to “spouse” “Maria Magdelena” on April 9, 2010—all rites occurred in the “Salt Lake City Utah Temple.”Again, it is important to underscore that my views on Mormonism are irrelevant when it comes to the candidacy of Mitt Romney. The liberal media has already begun tying Romney to the posthumous baptisms of Holocaust victims and Jews (Frank and Pearl are the early examples). The list of non-Mormons baptized posthumously is extensive and so is the list of names that are bound to cause raised eyebrows.
It appears the submissions for “Jesus Christian,” and “Jesus Cristian” were attempts to manipulate the identity of Jesus Christ through the LDS temple system. The misspelled “Cristian,” instead of “Christian,” could have been a typo, or a deliberate error. It may have been intentionally entered as “Cristian” to get around a computer program that automatically blocks submissions that contain the names “Jesus Christ.” That would explain why the entry for “Jesus Christian” shows LDS ordinances as “Not available.”
Remember, if the media can make contraception the top story in a world that is burning down all around us, why wouldn't it be able to connect Mitt Romney to these bizarre baptisms?
Here are a couple of screen shots of the Jesus baptisms.
via The Foyer:
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