So, here's a little followup to what I posted a couple of days ago about the whole Mormon Proxy Baptism Kerfuffle. I didn't zero in on it, but if you read the linked story in that post, you'll have noted that the most recent controversy was set off by one Ms. Helen Radkey. Ms. Radkey, it turns out, is an interesting lady. None of the following, in any way invalidates any of her research, but, in the interest of fairness(?), it's probably worth knowing the whistleblower.
There's an article in yesterday's Washington Post that tells at least part of her story. It's worth a read. I'm not saying there's anything wrong with a woman believing that "Gabriel Lalemant, a 17th-century Canadian Jesuit ... was her son in a past life". And there's nothing wrong with being an excommunicated Mormon who has since dabbled in Catholicism and a few other religions (“The Jews didn’t want me”), and is currently a Certified Universal Life Church Minister.
And, frankly, the article is a tad confusing. It appears to be focused on another issue, namely that of "Posthumous Polygamy", in which dead folks are "sealed" to multiple partners for the afterlife? But it also seems to take Mitt Romney to task for dissing his own ancestors who (may?) have been polygamists? I'm not sure which it is. Or both.
Anyway, I just thought I'd link this article for the hell of it. And even a broken clock is right twice a day.
Make of it what you will.