The great civil rights leader Mahatma Gandhi was posthumously baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Ghandi, a devout Hindu, was baptized by proxy in 1996 and the baptism confirmed nine years later according to t researcher Helen Radkey, an excommunicated Mormon. The Times of India reports Radkey
viewed the record on baptism of Gandhi on February 16 but it had since disappeared and was no longer available in the database of the church.
Regarding the proxy baptism, Arun Gandhi, a grandson of Gandhi said:
That’s not the right thing to do,
adding that his grandfather opposed religious proselytizing.
Oh heck, since Mormons spend a great deal of time identifying their ancestors in order to arrange for dead dunking, those Mormon genealogical records should get put to some good use –like justifying proxy baptism for such important cultural and religious figures like Anton LaVey and Aleister Crowley.