LDS Proxy Marriage Rites Bind Slaves to Slavemasters for Eternity, including Thomas Jefferson...
There are 4 comments on the Free Republic story from Mar 30, 2012, titled LDS Proxy Marriage Rites Bind Slaves to Slavemasters for Eternity, including Thomas Jefferson.... In it, Free Republic reports that:
Yesterday, Religion Dispatches contributor Max Mueller published a piece at Slate detailing posthumous marriage rites performed in LDS temples that have wed Mormon and non-Mormon slaveholders to their former slave concubines-including Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemmings.
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#1 Apr 4, 2012
Latter-day Saint proxy work never replaces agency (the ability to choose). Any religious ordinance performed for and in behalf of the deceased is not in full effect unless that individual accepts the saving ordinances in the afterlife. Christians have a similar practice when they baptize infants and then assign god-parents to help the child be taught to accept and live by the teachings of the church. Some children accept and others reject.
I do however enjoy the general public acceptance of this belief of the Latter-day Saints as binding, effectual and real; when so many other aspects of Latter-day Saint beliefs are brushed aside. Seems odd that one gives so much credence to only a portion of Latter-day Saint beliefs. Otherwise, why the hubbub?
#2 Apr 4, 2012
Nicely put and agree 100%.
“Too much LDS in the 60's”
Since: Sep 10
#3 Apr 5, 2012
The general public doesn't accept it as real or binding. They are outraged by the audacity of Mormons trying to Shanghai a person from the faith they loved and some even died for. No one is asking you to do them favors, leave them alone.
#4 Apr 12, 2012
Because why would the TRY TO DO THAT CRAP?
Isn't it bad enough Mormon leaders and theology tries to link blacks to some curse and some notion about not being priests for most of human history? Oh yes blah blah 1977 who CARES.
But on top of the Baptist "curse of cain" crap, the Mormons then want to give slaves the "option" to be eternally linked to their rapists?
It's called ADULTRY. You don't marry someone as a Christian then have a concubine and then "marry" them in the afterlife. Because no slave can say no without risking thier life, so that's rape.
It's ADULTRY and RAPE.
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