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Mormon leaders warn members to heed rules on proxy baptisms

Mormon leaders warn members to heed rules on proxy baptisms

By Peggy Fletcher Stack
The Salt Lake Tribune

Published Mar 3, 2012 07:07AM MDT

Anne Frank, Simon Wiesenthal’s parents, Gandhi, Daniel Pearl, Elvis.
Mormon leaders are fed up.
On Friday, the LDS Church’s governing First Presidency issued an unequivocal mandate to its members: Do not submit names of Jewish Holocaust victims or celebrities for proxy baptism. Doing so could cost Mormons’ access to their church’s genealogical data or even their good standing in the faith.
“Without exception, church members must not submit for proxy temple ordinances any names from unauthorized...

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