Obama’s Mother A Mormon?

That was never her intention, but she is, in fact, a Mormon. Because, Mormons can baptize anyone they want and make them into a Mormon. (Catholics can do this too, but for Catholics, I think the person has to be present. For Mormons, the Baptism can be transported through spacetime.)

From ABC:

Last June 4 — the day after then-Sen. Obama secured enough delegates to win the Democratic presidential nominee — someone had the president’s mother Stanley Ann Dunham, who died in 1995 of cancer, baptized.

On June 11, she received the endowment.

The White House had no comment.

That was reported in May, 2009. I totally missed it, but America Blog has decided to remind us all of it at this appropriate time. In relation to the Mormon Church officially saying that this was inappropriate and some sort of goof:

Yeah, I’m sure no one at Mormon headquarters noticed that the woman’s husband was named Barack Hussein Obama. She just “happened” to be baptized 13 years after her death, five months before the presidential election. All a big unfortunate coincidence.

All I can say is this: Chair.

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5 Responses to Obama’s Mother A Mormon?

  1. Marnie says:

    Well, I baptize all posthumously baptized mormons Marniemons. It’s basically atheism with a deep appreciation for me. Man, that’s easy.

  2. Greg Laden says:

    I wonder if you can un-baptize people posthumously. That would be funny.

  3. Greg Laden says:

    I wonder if you can un-baptize people posthumously. That would be funny.

  4. John Moeller says:

    I’ve lived in Utah almost all of my life, and I remain baffled as to why anyone still gives a shit about this practice.

  5. “Chair”

    Best answer ever.