Category: Mormonism/Mormon Church

Research resources: Apologetics Index entry on Mormonism

Anne Frank posthumously baptized in Mormon ritual

Anne Frank Mormons operating independently of the Mormon Church — and in direct contradiction to the church’s edicts on the subject — have posthumously baptized Anne Frank in a Mormon ritual referred to as ‘Baptism for the Dead.’

In response the LDS Church has issued its strongest response yet to the violation of its agreement not to do proxy baptisms for Holocaust victims who are not related to a church member.

Romney responds to Mormon ‘cult’ comment

Mormon Church Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney Saturday sought to calm the religious divisions that surfaced at the influential Values Voters Summit during his second bid to become the first member of the Church of Latter Day Saints to win the presidency.

Romney addressed the issue a day after Dallas pastor Robert Jeffress dubbed Mormonism a “cult” following his endorsement of Texas Gov. Rick Perry at the gathering and moments before Bryan Fischer, of the American Family Association, said that Romney’s faith was “outside the mainstream of historic Christian orthodoxy.”

Area near Humansville, Missouri is home to Mormon fundamentalists

Book of Mormon A community of up to 500 Mormon fundamentalists make their home in an area near Humansville, Missouri.

A pair of Humansville twins say they lived in that community for nearly 10 years before leaving the man they both married. The 27-year-old women told Cedar County authorities in February they were victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault at the hands of the husband they shared.