Skip to comments.Website Helps Dutch Catholics "De-Baptize" Over Gay Marriage
Posted on 12/28/2012 11:34:34 AM PST by marshmallow
(Reuters) - Thousands of Dutch Catholics are researching how they can leave the church in protest at its opposition to gay marriage, according to the creator of a website aimed at helping them find the information.
Tom Roes, whose website allows people to download the documents needed to leave the church, said traffic on ontdopen.nl - "de-baptise.nl" - had soared from about 10 visits a day to more than 10,000 after Pope Benedict's latest denunciation of gay marriage this month.
"Of course it's not possible to be 'de-baptized' because a baptism is an event, but this way people can unsubscribe or de-register themselves as Catholics," Roes told Reuters.
He said he did not know how many visitors to the site actually go ahead and leave the church.
About 28 percent of the population in the Netherlands is Catholic and 18 percent is Protestant, while a much larger proportion - roughly 44 percent - is not religious, according to official statistics.
The country is famous for its liberal attitudes, for example to drugs and prostitution, and in April 2001 it was the first in the world to legalize same-sex marriages.
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Trying to figure out exactly whom this hurts...
Ummm....couldn’t the act of “un-baptizing” be described as committing one’s soul to Satan?
The Apostle John saw these fakers coming: They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us.
“Thousands of Dutch Catholics are researching how they can leave the church in protest at its opposition to gay marriage”
Uh, how about just not showing up anymore?
Anything else is just them acting like little drama queens looking to get attention.
They also couldn't hand over their Jews fast enough in the Second World War.
Y'don't de-baptise ... y'jes' LEAVE and go somewhere else.
What is your theology?
Go find it in like minded people.
God did not write your name in the Catholic book that needs a court decision to expunge.
You're born again ... or you ain't.
This is basically denying the Laws of Nature (Reason)——where the only method of “Reason” exists in reality. If you throw out the obvious teleological Nature of Man (provable)-—you throw out all intellectual knowledge—Reasoning.
Here they think it is rational to desire to sodomize other human beings-—yet they think the Rational thinking of Christianity—which is the most rational of all faiths, including atheism—proven over thousands of years——and creates one of the only scenarios where you can have civility and Justice in communities (love of neighbor, as yourself)......
and they throw it all out for the Marxist Big Lie-—which is Satanic/occultist belief in the idea that there is no God-—no design in Nature-—they can be “gods” and decide Good and Evil. They are deciding to be Luciferians-—and believe that defiling the human body in evil, dehumanizing ways is a “right” and “good”.
These people are subhuman—they can not use their intellect and reason.
Methinks the church doesn’t want these folks anyway.
Plus, were I the church, I’d think seriously about excommunicating any fool who actually reads a Reuter’s article and believes it.
MSM - you are sooooo dying.
And I’m lovin’ each and every moment of it.
Regardless of their baptismal status these people are not Catholic. They are just publicly declaring what God already knows. Good for them at least they are being honest.
I sincerely wish that more American “catholics” would do the same, however there is a desire to deceive afoot ( what else is new) for those who do not follow catholic doctrine to re-define for Americans what it means to be catholic. Example Pelosi and Biden would have you believe that you can be a pro-abortion, pro sodomy rarely church going Catholic in good standing. We need more priests and bishops in this country ready to take such lies and the people that believe them out to the woodshed (end rant)
All they have to do is walk out the door and not come back. Be careful, don’t let the door hit you on the ass when you leave.
People who would leave the Church because of faggots and perverts weren’t worth having in the first place.
The Church has rules(commandments) If you don’t want to obey them hit the road jack.
The Church loses nothing,it is the sinner that loses.
If the Catholic Curch died to the point of only having one Church every hundred miles it would be better off than catering to these cafetaria Catholic apostates.
Looks like Reuter’s Sara Webb is doing a smelly hit piece on Catholics. In any event this is from Reuters and you could say she’s probab;y is one of the great unwashed. Catholics should pray for her from a distance.
For the statistically minded...
In 2012, the CDC completed the largest and most carefully designed population study ever done of gay American men.
(1) Men who have had sex with another man even once in their lives - 7%
(2) Man on man sex in last 5 years - 4%
(3) Man on man sex in last 12 months - 3%
Go. Just go.