Stephen Colbert Converts All Dead Mormons To Judaism

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Stephen Colbert on Thursday tackled the practice of posthumously baptizing Holocaust victims into the Mormon church. MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell had an interview last week with Holocaust survivor and Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, who called on Mitt Romney to denounce the practice.“What business is it of yours, Elie?” Colbert asked. Colbert, as a television’s “most famous and important Catholic” doesn’t condone the posthumous baptisms. So he decided to balance everything out “by converting all the dead Mormons to Judaism.”

But “Jews don’t baptize, so instead I will now proxy-circumcise all the dead Mormons,” Colbert said. Watch the video:

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