Mormons Proxy Baptize Ghandi

The great civil rights leader Mahatma Gandhi was posthumously baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Ghandi, a devout Hindu, was baptized by proxy in 1996 and the baptism confirmed nine years later according to t researcher Helen Radkey, an excommunicated Mormon. The Times of India reports Radkey

viewed the record on baptism of Gandhi on February 16 but it had since disappeared and was no longer available in the database of the church.

Regarding the proxy baptism, Arun Gandhi, a grandson of Gandhi said:

That’s not the right thing to do,

adding that his grandfather opposed religious proselytizing.

Oh heck, since Mormons spend a great deal of time identifying their ancestors in order to arrange for dead dunking, those  Mormon genealogical records should get put to some good use –like justifying proxy baptism for such important cultural and religious figures like  Anton LaVey and Aleister Crowley.


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Lisa Derrick

Lisa Derrick

Los Angeles native, attended UC Berkeley and Loyola Marymount University before punk rock and logophilia overtook her life. Worked as nightclub columnist, pop culture journalist and was a Hollywood housewife before writing for and editing Sacred History Magazine. Then she discovered the thrill of politics. She also appears frequently on the Dave Fanning Show, one of Ireland's most popular radio broadcasts.

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