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Re: “The Baptism of Ted Bundy

Response to Cavender: My reference to "is this Mormon justice?" (in the original letter) pertains to the Mormon offer of redemption that was given to Ted Bundy in May 2008 in the Jordan River Utah Temple, which is owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. According to Mormon theology, your once-more adopted "Brother Bundy" can now ACCEPT OR REJECT the posthumous ordinances that have been performed on his behalf by the LDS Church. FYI, LDS Church members give names to the Church. The Church then processes the names. The Church is ultimately responsible for ALL names that are processed through LDS temples. It also owns and controls the temples and its database of posthumous ordinances, which currently is the International Genealogical Index (IGI). When this original letter was sent to Salt Lake City Weekly, Ted Bundy’s identity was still in the IGI, disguised as Theodore Robert Cowell, which was Ted Bundy’s legal name for approximately the first five years of his life. When he was about five, Teddie boy was adopted by his step-father, John Culpepper Bundy, and Theodore Robert Cowell as a child LEGALLY became Theodore Robert Bundy. This was his legal name, until he was executed. (I have footage of Ted Bundy’s final interview, given only hours before he died. He was referred to as Ted Bundy in that interview.) The Mormon submitter who sneaked Bundy’s identity through a Mormon temple last May, and who probably went to the temple in person on Bundy’s behalf, went out of his/her way to conceal Bundy’s identity in the Mormon system. It appears that, not only was Bundy’s LEGAL name deliberately not used, as it should have been with this submission, but the precise location of death (other than state) was not given on an otherwise very well-detailed entry. If the city/town had been entered, this would have shown that Bundy died in Florida State Prison in Starke, Florida. It could have revealed his criminal identity. After news of the Bundy baptism went public this month (before the publication of the original letter in this newspaper) the LDS Church quickly removed the Cowell record from its online IGI. What does that prove? It proves the record was embarrassing to the Church. Nothing more. No error was corrected. Removal of names from the Mormon database which can be viewed by the public means nothing. "Purged" names that have been subjected to temple rites are kept in private lists. Even if the "removal" of the name of Theodore Robert Cowell, actually Ted Bundy, was supposed to mean something, Mormon temple ordinances for the dead are never reversed. In other words, Ted Bundy, can now supposedly "accept or reject" the Mormon invitation. It is not my problem if your potential once-again "Brother Bundy" wasn’t supposed to be given that offer.

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Posted by Freethinker on 02/28/2009 at 1:09 PM

Re: “The Baptism of Ted Bundy

To you MORmONS who have bashed the reputation of the writer of this letter with your comments, I suggest you goose step back to your respective wards. Do you sickos enjoy bashing women? Why don't you criticize the Mormon responsible for Ted Bundy's big redunk? Maybe it was one of you?

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Posted by Freethinker on 02/27/2009 at 1:37 PM

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