Coalition wants halt to Mormons’ baptism of camp victims


A coalition of Jews is denouncing the Mormon church for posthumously baptizing victims of Nazi concentration camps.

Jews have sparred with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints over the practice for more than a decade. Ernest Michel, the honorary chairman of the American Gathering of Holocaust Survivors, said in a statement that 14 years of negotiations with the Mormon church have failed, The Associated Press reported.

Posthumous baptism is a rite practiced in Mormon temples to offer church membership to the deceased.

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