My dad has passed on, but when he was alive he was heavily into genealogy and researching family history.
He eventually quit using the LDS-based facilities and materials because he was very much against giving or sharing any information that allowed for proxy baptisms, aka, baptizing the dead.
Here is a Wikipedia article about the practice: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baptism_for_the_dead
I don’t know a whole lot about the LDS Faith in general, but I have to say that I find this particular act to be deplorable, especially the fact that they have baptized not only plain old Christians and Jews, but also Holocaust victims; former Nazi officials, including Hitler; martyred Catholic saints, and so on.
I am not saying that innocent LDS members are deplorable; only those who allow and/or participate in these actions.
The Holocaust victims and martyred saints bother me the most, honestly, since they died as a direct result of their faith in God.
How many Jews were forced to accept Jesus vicarous gift?
To say the practice is deplorable is an understatement. It’s like ID theft from the grave, and couldn’t be more inappropriate. The LSD should
As I understand it, the DAR will not accept the LDS geneological records to establish membership. It doesn’t have very high standing among people who take their geneological research seriously.
Thanks for the help on this , I will stop saving to there site.
I never gave the rebaptizing a thought!
Now i’m on a hunt for where Ancestry.com and Family Tree are saving there information as most leads go back to the LDS.
Thanks again for all the info.