A Mormon heaven for us all

In a Republican presidential campaign marked by controversies over birth control, moon bases and the proper means of transporting a dog, it was perhaps inevitable that incantations spoken on behalf of the dead would get their turn: In a gesture widely covered by the U.S. media, Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel has called on Mitt Romney to denounce the Mormon practice of posthumously baptizing non-Mormons - Jewish Holocaust victims, in particular. Here in Canada, former Canadian Jewish Congress president Bernie Farber is publicizing the issue. In a column (see above), he writes that, "the effort at posthumous conversion stings our collective Jewish soul."
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