Posthumous Mormon Baptism

  • Aired:  02/23/12
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Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel calls on Mitt Romney to end the Mormon practice of posthumously baptizing Jews. (5:10)

OF COURSE IT HAS NOT ALL

BEEN SMOOTH SAILING FOR

ROMNEY.

RECENTLY A CONTROVERSIAL

MORMON PRACTICE HAS CAUGHT

THE ATTENTION OF AUTHOR AND

HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR ELIE

WIESEL WHO SHARED HIS

CONCERNS WITH AUTHOR AND

MSNBC SURVIVOR LAWRENCE

O'DONNELL.

JIM?

ELIE WIESEL CALLS ON MITT

ROMNEY TO MAKE MORMON CHURCH

STOP PROXY BAPTISMS OF JEWS.

THAT'S RIGHT.

THE MORMON CHURCH BAPTIZES

JEWS AGAINST THEIR WILL AND

WITHOUT THEIR KNOWLEDGE

AFTER THEY ARE DEAD.

>> WE LEARNED ABOUT A

PROCEDURE IN THE MORMON

CHURCH, I THINK 600,000,

650,000 DEAD JEWS WERE

CONVERTED POSTHUMOUSLY.

SO THEY BEGAN -- SO WE BEGAN

PROTESTING.

>> Stephen: WHAT BUSINESS IS

IT OF YOURS, ELIE?

I DID SOME RESEARCH AND IT

TURNS OUT THOSE 600,000 JEWS

ARE NOW MORMON.

BESIDES, THE MORMONS HAVE

STOPPED BAPTIZING HOLOCAUST

VICTIMS.

OTHER THAN LAST WEEK WHEN

THEY BAPTIZED ANN FRANK,

WHICH THEY'VE DONE NINE

TIMES.

BUT THAT'S IT NOBODY ELSE.

>> AND THEN THIS WEEK A

RESEARCHER FOUND ELIE

WIESEL'S NAME ON A LIST OF

PEOPLE TO BE BAPTIZED AFTER

THEIR DEATH.

>> Stephen: NOW I DON'T GET

WHY ELIE WIESEL IS SO UP SET

ABOUT HIS NAME BEING ON A

LIST.

BUT UNFORTUNATELY FOR MITT,

THIS CONTROVERSY JUST SEEMS

LIKE IT WILL NOT DIE.

AND IF IT DID, THE MORMONS

WITH WOULD POSTHUMOUSLY

BAPTIZE IT.

SO LET ME EXPLAIN THE RITUAL,

OKAY.

WHAT HAPPENS IS A MORMON

ELDER READS A LIST OF DEAD

PEOPLE'S NAMES WHILE LIVING

MORMON PROXY IS SUBMERGED IN

WATER.

OFF THEN A LARGE BAP 'TIS

MALL FONT ON THE BACK OF 12

OXEN REPRESENTING THE 12

TRIBES OF ISRAEL.

THE MORMONS USE IT TO TRAVEL

BACK TO BAPTIZE PEOPLE IN

THE PAST.

ITS-- IT'S LIKE IT'S SOME

KIND OF --

>> HOT TUB TIME MACHINE.

>> Stephen: THAT'S IT.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: I DIDN'T EVEN

KNOW THE THIS GUY WAS A

MORMON.

NOW I WANT TO BE CLEAR.

AS TELEVISION'S MOST FAMOUS

AND IMPORTANT CATHOLIC, I DO

NOT CONDONE POST MUSS MORMON

BAPTISM.

IF ARE YOU GOING TO BAPTIZE

SOMEONE AGAINST THEIR WILL,

YOU DO IT THE CATHOLIC WAY

REQUEST WITH AN INQUISITION.

BUT I THINK THE MORMONS ARE

BEING MISUNDERSTOOD HERE.

MORMONS ARE JUST TRYING TO

GET THESE DEAD JEWS IN TO

HEAVEN.

NOW OF COURSE THEY'RE NOT

ALLOWED TO BE THE BEST

MORMON HEAVEN.

THAT'S IN THE CELESTIAL

KINGDOM, AND IS FOR TRUE

BORN MORMONS ONLY.

IT IS THE FIRST CLASS CABIN

OF PARADISE.

HOT TOWEL, WARM NUT, THE

WHOLE SHEBANG.

BUT DON'T WORRY DEAD JEWISH

VIEWERS, YOU DO--

(LAUGHTER)

YOU DO GET ADMITTED TO THE

TER RESTRIAL KINGDOM WHICH

IS SORTS OF LIKE MORMON

HEAVEN BUSINESS CLASS.

AND FINALLY THE RIFFRAFF END

UP IN THE TELLESTIAL KINGDOM,

THE SPHERE POPULATED BY THE

LIAR, SOURCERERS, ADULTERERS

AND WHOREMONGERS SO IT IS

LITERALLY LIKE FLYING COACH.

(APPLAUSE)

BUT YOU KNOW, MY JEWISH

FRIENDS ARE UP SET.

SO RIGHT NOW I'M GOING TO

BALANCE EVERYTHING OUT BY

CONVERTING ALL THE DEAD

MORMONS TO JUDDAISM, JAY,

GET OUT HERE.

JAY, COME ON, JAY, THE

INTERN, EVERYBODY.

HOW ARE YOU, BUDDY, THANKS

FOR DOING THIS.

NOW JAY, JAY, YOU ARE GOING

TO BE MY JEWISH PROXY FOR

ALL THE DEAD MORMONS.

>> DO I GET COLLEGE CREDIT

FOR THIS?

>> Stephen: SURE,

COMPARATIVE RELIGION.

OF COURSE, JEWS DON'T

BAPTIZE SO INSTEAD I WILL

NOW PROXY CIRCUMCISE ALL THE

DEAD MORMONS.

OKAY.

JAY, HOLD THIS HOT DOG RIGHT

THERE, OKAY.

HOLD THAT A LITTLE-- HOLD

THAT A LITTLE LOW.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Stephen: ALL RIGHT.

ALL RIGHT, NOW BY THE POWER

VESTED IN ME, BY RENTING

YENTL, I HEARBY -- HEREBY

CIRCUMCISE EVERY DEAD MORMON

IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER,

AND THAT'S IT.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

MORMON-TOV.

CONGRATULATIONS, DEAD

MORMONS, YOU'RE

NOW-- CONGRATULATIONS DEAD

MORMONS, YOU'RE NOW DEAD

JEWS.

I JUST PRAY THAT NO ONE

BAPTIZES YOU WITHOUT YOUR

PERMISSION.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

THANK YOU, JAY.

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