Below is an open letter to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon), but first watch this:
The recent, and flagrant, disregard of the wishes of the families, and peoples, of the deceased by the Mormon Church is cause for great alarm. These baptisms can be performed on anyone with or without their living permission, and although certain people are supposedly exempt, for instance Jews who died in the Holocaust, the wishes of the dead and their families are still being violated by the Church. This practice is troublesome and must be ended.
While we respect that you believe this baptism is an offer that the deceased will be allowed to accept or reject in the afterlife, you must recognize that this is your belief and does not apply to all people’s vision of religion or lack there of. As such this practice is a desecration of the deceased individual’s personal beliefs and wishes, and those of the family’s.
Additionally, by adding individuals to your lists posthumously you may well be obfuscating the historical record and delivering a miscarriage of history
The obvious solution is for the Church to baptize only those who expressly desire the ritual, for instance, those who die a Mormon. That we need to preempt the desecration of the dead with this list is abhorrent – yet here we are.
We, the undersigned, wish to be added to a “Do Not Baptize” list. We further request that the Church respect our rights to the freedom of religion and the freedom from religion.
The Gadfly Press and the undersigned
Would you like to make sure you are not posthumously baptized by the Mormon Church? If so leave your name in the comments section. While this is not, indeed cannot be, an official listing, we endeavor to take a stand in defense of our religious freedoms. Share this list and help us get as many people signed up as possible; perhaps with enough people we can convince the Church to end the practice.