In a shock move today it was announced that well know celebrity atheist Richard Dawkins is set to convert and become a member of the Church of the Latter Day Saints (Mormon’s).
The announcement came from well know tax avoider and part time presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Speaking from his Massachusetts hideaway on Martha’s Vineyard Mr Romney said “ I think deep down Richard has a sneaking admiration for god and all his achievements, so I have decided on his death to convert him to our faith, saving him from all that messy death bed recanting of sins stuff, everybody wins! “. Adding further justification to his act, Romney said “I knew Richard would be perfect for us when I saw footage of him on U Tube doing Crazy Horses by the Osmond’s on Karaoke at a mate’s retirement party”. The seventies family group are know also to be Mormon enthusiasts, although it is unknown if Mr Dawkins had performed any songs by the Utah Saints at the party in Buckinghamshire.
Mr Romney finished off by saying “ I think it’s a big coup to get someone of Richard’s stature on board “ he then went on to reiterate that it in no way a publicity stunt to gain support from East Coast academics in forthcoming Ruplican primary elections.
This is not the first time Mr Romney has courted controversy over the posthumous conversion issue. He has in the past converted his late father to the Mormon faith and unsuccessfully tried Satan where he was quoted as saying “ Old Nick was a bit miffed about the whole affair, he was worried that the conversion would put him at odds with his public persona as the Prince of Darkness”
Mr Dawkins was unavailable for comment.