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  • Yes. Generally a group of Mormons will gather to "do sealings" in one of the sealing rooms. The officiators have long lists of families of the dead, listing the names of the parents and all children. They will ask the appropriate number of males and females to kneel at the altar, and quickly recite the words which seal the family together, calling out the name of each deceased family member, then mark the family sheet as completed, and call another group to kneel at the altar for another family. Dozens of families of the dead can be sealed in just a few hours. All this is WITHOUT permission from the families of the deceased. Post Mortem sealings. The Mormons have more records on your family than you do and are busy baptising and sealing without permission.
  • In answer to the question, yes the names of the people for whom the ordinances are performed are read aloud. In response to Alatea, I have checked with a number of people who are more involved in submitting name for temple ordinances than I have been. They have told me that before a name can be submitted for ordinance work, the person submitting the name must have permission from one of the dead person's relatives. In most cases, this is not a problem because it is a descendant of the person in question that is submitting the name. So, we are not, as she accuses, doing temple work for people without the permission of their relatives. I will admit that some over zealous members have made mistakes in this respect in the past, but the Church has put into effect safeguards to prevent it from happening again. Alatea also wrote, "The Mormons have more records on your family than you do...." Really, Alatea, your paranoia is running away with you again. The records that we keep on people involve ancestry information. Who was married to whom and who was born to whom. The sources of this information is all public record (church and community registries and census data). All we do is gather information that is available to anybody who asks for it into a central data base that anyone who desires to can access to trace their ancestry. We don't ask for or collect personal information such as medical records, financial statements, etc. If the information is not legally available to the public, then we are not interested in it. ************** "John Pacella: Glenn... wasn't the Church in trouble with the Jewish race because it was baptizing dead jews without permission?" As I wrote above, "I will admit that some over zealous members have made mistakes in this respect in the past, but the Church has put into effect safeguards to prevent it from happening again."

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