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Friday, March 9, 2012

LDS church response-Jewish Journal

I was pleased to see a Letter to the Editor from the Jewish Relations Committee Southern California Public Affairs Council, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the March 9-15 Jewish Journal from which I quote as follows:
"...the LDS Church agrees that names of Jewish Holocaust victims should not be submitted for temple ordinances except by their direct descendants who have joined the church(a small group, to be sure).  Just last Sunday, a letter signed by the top three leaders of the church was read to every Mormon congregation in the world.  It reminded members of the policy on Holocaust name submissions, and listed possible sanctions that could be imposed on violators of the policy.  There has never been more than a minyan of Mormons worldwide who choose to violate this rule: 99,999999 percent of the 14 million Mormons living in 167 countries across the world honor the memory of Jewish Holocaust victims in the way that our Jewish friends have asked of us..."

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