Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel has called on Mitt Romney to urge the LDS Church to halt proxy baptisms of Jewish Holocaust victims. Some think this has the potential to become a big general election issue.
Alana Goodman writes at Commentary Magazine that, while many think it's not a big deal - it could become an issue for Democrats to attack Romney's LDS faith.
It’s a way to bring up the unorthodox practices of the Mormon Church under the auspices of religious tolerance and respect for Holocaust victims.
So why hasn’t Romney come out and condemned the baptism of the Wiesenthal parents yet? He has every reason to do so. The church has already officially prohibited them, and Romney’s family has a history of standing up to controversial practices in the Mormon Church.
Then again, he may be nervous about drawing attention to his Mormon faith during the primary out of concern GOP voters will hold it against him.