Anne Frank, the young Jewish girl who rode out most of the Holocaust in an Amsterdam attic before perishing in a Nazi concentration camp, has been posthumously converted to Mormonism, according to reports.
Converting dead people is a common practice in the Mormom faith, which considers itself the fastest growing religion in the world. The church professes that this posthumous conversion gives the dead one last chance to be granted entrance to the Celestial Kingdom in the afterlife.
Still, the church has come under fire before for converting Holocaust victims. Recently, the church apologized for converting the parents of Holocaust survivor and Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal.
“The Church keeps its word and is absolutely firm in its commitment to not accept the names of Holocaust victims for proxy baptism,” the church said in a statement. “It is distressing when an individual willfully violates the Church’s policy and something that should be understood to be an offering based on love and respect becomes a source of contention.”
Stephen Colbert’s response to the news was to fight fire with fire. On Thursday (Feb. 23), the “Colbert Report” host proposed that all dead Mormons be converted to Judaism to “balance everything out.”