Seriously? The Mormon church can’t freaking figure out how to NOT do this?
How many times is the Mormon church going to apologize for this practice but not change it? At some point, their apologies simply lack credibility.
I can’t understand how correcting this constant oversight is so difficult. Whether or not you believe the Mormon church’s baptism for the dead is a meaningful ritual or not, it shouldn’t be difficult to suss out why this practice offends many people, especially Jewish families who lost relatives in the Holocaust. The sick paradox is that the people performing the rite mean well; I seriously doubt there’s any malice intended. But that doesn’t make it any less offensive.
Mormon leaders should figure out a solution and soon.