“A single person called Helen Radkey can find hundreds, if not thousands, of examples of Holocaust victims being submitted for posthumous baptism, then why can’t the church, which claims they actually have people working on it, find the very thing that Helen is finding? Mokotoff, who has relatives that died in the Holocaust, said the baptisms of Nazi victims were particularly jarring.
“These people died because they were Jews,” he said, “and here you are bringing them into a second religion even though these people are not related to you.” The Simon Wiesenthal Center said the idea that Jews needed to be baptized was offensive.
“Each month, we receive a list of names of Holocaust victims from the [Simon] Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles.
These are added to our database of names that require a direct family connection before temple work can be requested or performed.” Four full-time employees at Family Search monitor the site for names of Holocaust victims and others that should not be added, Hawkins added.
Rabbi Hier sounds exactly like the Pharisees in John 8 who thought they had a relationship with God on the basis of their genealogy; the Lord Jesus Christ had nothing good to say to or about them: They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?“We reiterated yet again the reasons we protested that it’s insulting that the People of the Book whom G-d made a Covenant would need the assistance of a group of Mormons to gain entrance to Heaven.”That the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints would agree not to baptize Jews is typical of Mormonism, which has a history of officially doing away with practices that prove unpopular with outsiders.