When you think of the Mormons a pleasant picture of the toothy grins and campy comedy of the Osmonds may come to your mind. This is not an accurate picture. The Mormons (officially known as the Church of Latter Day Saints) are about as tolerant of other religions as your friendly neighborhood Islamic fascist. The only difference is that the Mormons wait till you are dead to convert you. They like to baptize people post mortem. They don’t dig the people up– they have a religious ceremony in their Mormon Temple. And they love to convert Jews.
A few years ago, the Mormon’s made an agreement with representatives of the Jewish community to spare Jewish Holocaust Victims from this effrontery. It seems that they have broken their agreement and “converted” Simon Wiesenthal, the famous Nazi Hunter, who died last year. (Hats off to JewSchool)
KSL 5, Salt Lake City, reports:
Questions tonight about a well-known Jewish leader, whose name appeared on genealogy records of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Simon Wiesethal died last year, after surviving the Holocaust and dedicating his life to fighting anti-Semitism. But his name on Latter-day Saint records has upset Jewish leaders. They call it a violation of an agreement between Holocaust survivors and the church.
The name was apparently only on the church records for less than a week and was removed today as soon as the church learned of it.
On December 11th, Wiesenthal’s name appeared on the LDS church’s International Genealogical Index.
Rabbi Marvin Hier, Founder, Simon Wiesenthal Center: “This is very offensive to Jews. It violates an agreement that the Mormon Church had with the American Gathering of Holocaust survivors.”
The LDS church believes in performing baptisms for those not of their faith, after their death. But in 1995, the church agreed with Jewish leaders to remove the names of all Holocaust survivors who were baptized for the dead in LDS temples, and to stop adding them to their rolls.
Hier told the JTA:
“We are astounded and dismayed that after assurances and promises by the Mormon Church, Mr. Wiesenthal’s life and memory, along with so many other Jews, would be trampled and disregarded,” Hier said.
Wiesenthal “proudly lived as a Jew, died as a Jew, demanded justice for the millions of the victims of the Holocaust and, at his request, was buried in the State of Israel,” he said.
“It is sacrilegious for the Mormon faith to desecrate his memory by suggesting that Jews on their own are not worthy enough to receive God’s eternal blessing.”
Jewschool suggests that you call 1-800-645-4949 and arrange your own private meeting with a representative of the LDS to let them know how you feel about this issue. He is nicer than I am. I suggest that we have a Jewish march on Salt Lake City dig up their prophet Brigham Young..and give that dead guy a Bris!!! If we can’t do that, maybe we can find some of the Church elders and circumcise those pricks. I will volunteer to pay for the Moyels