Here is a great video clip from Bill Maher’s HBO Show “Real Time” where Bill performs an “unbaptism” for Mitt Romney’s dead father-in-law. Romney’s father-in-law was a dyed in the wool atheist and scientist who was posthumously baptized into the Mormon church. The Mormon’s believe that when an unbeliever dies they cannot participate in the kingdom of God. However, the dead can be posthumously baptized which gives their immortal soul the choice to participate in this eternal “kingdom”.
From the Mormon perspective, this is a loving and important service for dead souls. If you’re in the Mormon bubble it’s an act of love. If you’re outside the bubble it’s crazy and just a little bit creepy. Oh, and it’s also deeply disrespectful of the memory of the person who in no way endorsed the beliefs of your religion. Luckily Bill Maher comes to the rescue to help out one of the victims: Read the rest of this entry