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Things I Thought I’d Never Live to See

I turned 60 this year, and I never thought I'd live to see...

The Supreme Court deciding who is President

A Congress and President do away with habeas corpus

US citizens held without trial for years

Americans using, and supporting, torture

The U.S. Government financing bank fraud

Removal of New Deal protections on banking

The American Government murdering U.S. citizens

An American President lying us into a war of aggression

One of America’s two parties completely losing its mind

Corporations running the government

A disgraced, twice divorced man running for President

American politicians deliberately sending American jobs overseas

People desiring Biblical law for America getting any political power at all

Mormon Church's Prior Baptism Of Dead Jews Could Raise Concerns For Florida Voters

Mitt Romney's problem with evangelical Christian voters has been well documented.

But as the Republican presidential nomination fight heats up in Florida, a Mormon rite that leaves many Jews seething could prove awkward for the candidate in a state that's home to more Jewish people than any other besides New York and California.

The religious rite is proxy baptism for the dead. According to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or Mormon Church, these posthumous "blessings" are intended to "save" ancestors and others who weren't baptized in life or were baptized "without proper authority."


When Newsweek magazine asked Romney if he personally had performed posthumous baptisms on anyone, author Jonathan Darman wrote, "he looked slightly startled and answered, 'I have in my life, but I haven't recently.' The awareness of how odd this will sound to many Americans is what makes Romney hesitant to elaborate on the Mormon question."


Which is why the Catholic Church won't let the Mormons have any church records.
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