Washington: Mahatma Gandhi has been baptised in proxy by a US church, drawing sharp reaction from his grandson and others. Gandhi was baptised by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), headquartered in Salt Lake City in Utah on March 27, 1996; the confirmation of which was completed on November 17, 2007 at Sao Paulo Brazil Temple, according to researcher Helen Radkey.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) is more popularly known as Mormon Church, one of the fastest growing churches in the US.
Mitt Romney, the leading Republican Presidential hopeful; Senator John Kerry, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; and John Huntsman, former US ambassador to China, are among the few top Mormons.
Radkey, who has now been excommunicated by the Mormons, made the revelation in an e-mail to Nevada-based Hindu activist, Rajan Zed....more
04:29 PM, Feb 28, 2012