Saturday, April 17, 2004

OJBECTIONS TO MORMON BAPTISM FOR THE DEAD (PART II)

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Here's another thought about the baptism for the dead issue. In the news item I mentioned below we find the following (emphasis added):

"We are very hopeful that we will be able to convince the church to stop," Ernest Michel, chairman of the New York-based World Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, said Friday. If not, Michel said, his group will consider other options, "possibly legal steps."

What "legal steps" does Mr. Michel have in mind? What cause of action could he cite? How has he (or any other Jew) been damaged?

I suppose they could sue for breach of contract (citing the agreement the Church signed in 1995). I still think it would be difficult to prove damages.