As I wrote earlier this week, the late mother of President Obama was baptized posthumously into the LDS/Mormon church last year. Ordinarily, one waits some 95 years until after the passing of an individual who is not a family member in order to perform such rites.
In this case, it seems that the Mormon church is investigating who performed the baptism and who submitted the name for same. There is also some speculation that his father had this ritual performed on his behalf at around the same time.
As someone who was in the Mormon faith for over 2 decades, this disturbs me greatly. Such baptisms should have first been approved by close family members prior to being performed in order to quell the need for investigations into same.
Here is the story as it posted in the Chicago Tribune:http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/religion_theseeker/2009/05/obamas-momma-a-mormon.html