50 years ago today - Jul 9, 1963

Joseph Fielding Smith, president of the Quorum of the Twelve, openly criticizes "the spending proclivities of President [Henry D.] Moyle, also concerning the unorthodox way with which youngsters had been baptized in the Church. . . ." This last part refers to the "kiddie-dip" program in which missionaries baptize children as part of initiation onto a sports team.

[Source: On This Day in Mormon History, http://onthisdayinmormonhistory.blogspot.com]

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