Thursday, February 12, 2009

The LDS Church Has Rebaptized Ted Bundy

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2009, at 07:53 AM
The LDS Church Has Rebaptized Ted Bundy
Posted By Helen Radkey

Theodore Robert Bundy, prolific serial killer and rapist—one of the most notorious and despised murderers in U.S. history—has been posthumously baptized by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Proxy rites for Bundy, consisting of a baptism and an “endowment” ceremony, were performed on May 28, 2008 in the Jordan River Utah Temple, a Mormon temple in South Jordan, a suburb 16 miles south of downtown Salt Lake City.

Theodore Bundy, who became better known as Ted Bundy, was born on November 24, 1946, in Burlington, Vermont. He is currently listed in the LDS Church’s database of posthumous ordinances, the International Genealogical Index (IGI), under his birth name, Theodore Robert Cowell, to conceal his criminal identity.

Between 1974 and 1978, Ted Bundy raped and killed an untold number of young women in Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Utah, and Florida. Authorities believe his victims numbered well over 100. On January 24, 1989, after a ten-year stay of execution, Bundy was executed in the electric chair at Florida State Prison in Starke, Florida. Many spectators cheered and toasted his death with champagne.

In the fall of 1974, during the time he was murdering innocent women, Ted Bundy moved to Salt Lake City. The following year, he joined the LDS Church. Bundy’s involvement with the Mormon religion was apparently short-lived. His name may have been removed from Mormon membership rolls because of his criminal record.

Throwing justice to the wind, less than twenty years after Ted Bundy’s execution, and in the state of Utah—where Bundy once roamed and brutally killed young women without remorse—the LDS Church has secretly reclaimed its most cold-blooded killer.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"the LDS Church has secretly reclaimed its most cold-blooded killer."

Guess you've never heard of the Mountain Meadow massacre, eh?

Or the Danites, aka "Destroying Angels."

Compared to the Danites, Bundy's a choirboy.