We know that members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints can get sorta wackadoodle at times, but this is downright ridiculous!
Turns out certain members of the Mormon Church went ahead and had President Barack Obama‘s late mother, who was Catholic, posthumously baptized last June!
Are they even allowed to perform baptisms without the permission of the family????
Stanley Ann Dunham, who passed away in 1995 from cancer is listed on the Mormon Church’s genealogical site FamilySearch.org as being baptized on June 4th of 2008.
Kim Farah, official spokeswoman for the LDS Church has issued the following statement on the illegitimate baptism:
“The offering of baptism to our deceased ancestors is a sacred practice to us and it is counter to Church policy for a Church member to submit names for baptism for persons to whom they are not related. The Church is looking into the circumstances of how this happened and does not yet have all the facts. However, this is a serious matter and we are treating it as such.”
The White House has chosen to make no comment on the controversy, respectfully.
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