Washington Post: How do Mormons answer ‘not Christian’ claims?

I had been a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for just a few days when I encountered my first experience of anti-Mormon prejudice.

I was fresh out of a baptismal font where I had been fully immersed. The missionary who baptized me raised his right arm, called me by name and said: “Having been commissioned of Jesus Christ, I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.” Then, I was buried in the water and brought out of it - a reflection of that magnificent New Testament symbolism that represents the burial and resurrection of Christ as well as a symbolic washing away of sins and spiritual rebirth.
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