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Old 07-19-2016, 11:16 AM
Pai325 Pai325 is offline
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Originally Posted by Monty View Post
The controversy is in the now unauthorized proxy baptism for deceased victims of the Holocaust.

The LDS theology holds that a living person may function as a stand-in for the deceased and that the deceased will either accept or reject the ceremony carried out on his or her behalf. There is no proxy baptism in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on behalf of a living person.
I may have mentioned this before.

My parents grandparents, aunts and uncles are buried on the grounds of a Catholic seminary, along with many priests and nuns.

When I was doing genealogy in Salt Lake Ciry, I found a book stating that everyone in the cemetery had been baptized by proxy into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

It made me smile of think of all the Catholic religious who would have been surprised by this. It doesn't bother me; I guess somebody thought she was doing a good deed.