Tue April 12, 2005
4/12/05: Baptizing by Proxy
Jewish and Mormon leaders met yesterday in Salt Lake City to discuss what has become the controversial Mormon practice of proxy baptisms for the dead. Leaders say thousands of Jews, many of them Holocaust victims, have continued to be posthumously baptized in Mormon temples despite a 1995 agreement to stop the practice. Doug is joined by the chairman of the World Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, Ernest Michel, amateur genealogist Carol Skydell, and David Rencher, Director of the Records and Information Division for the Family and Church History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
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