Whenever a controversial issue comes out that shows the LDS church to have practiced some bizarre ritual, Romney usually tells reporters to question his church and not him. Being a Bishop in the Mormon hierarchy he's more than qualified to answer all questions about his religion. I think it's time for reporters to start demanding some answers from him since its been his political strategy to not answer anything or reveal anything which even pertains to his own economic plans for America. Last night he said he'd create 12 million jobs, but didn't say how. That's been his strategy and he's not changing. That's partly why he won't release his tax returns. You can't know it because the truth undermines his ability to be elected.
I have a few simple question for Mitt that doesn't require him to pass it on because its beyond his scope of comprehension. It was reported that Romney admitted to performing the rite know as baptisms for the dead, but he says he stopped doing them.
Q: What is the Mormon ritual called 'baptisms for the dead' mean?
Q: How many times have you performed 'baptisms for the dead?'
Q: Did you stop performing the ordinance because you decided to run for the presidency?
Q: Have you ever performed this ordinance to someone not of the Mormon faith or who is currently not with us?
I picked the BOTD ordinance because it has already kicked up a firestorm in Israel. You may remember this: Mormon Church Apologizes for Performing 'Baptism For The Dead' Ritual On Jews
The Mormon Church apologized Tuesday for a "serious breach of protocol" after it was discovered that the parents of the late Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal were posthumously baptized as Mormons. The church also acknowledged that one of its members tried to baptize posthumously three relatives of Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel.
The efforts, at least in Wiesenthal's case, violated the terms of an agreement that the church signed in 1995, in which it agreed to stop baptizing Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Wiesenthal and Wiesel gained fame for careers spent grappling with the legacy of the Holocaust, Wiesenthal by hunting down war criminals, Wiesel by writing books that became part of the canon of 20th century literature.
Coming at a time when the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is in the public eye as perhaps never before, the revelations could prove embarrassing — and, conceivably, influence perceptions of presidential candidate Mitt Romney's faith.
The LDS church already lied and violated their agreement with Israel on this ordinance so why should we believe anything they say?
I'll have more questions for Romney shortly.
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