I have had a lot of trouble finding answers to my questions concerning proxy baptism over the years. As it has become a prevalent news story in the past few days, comment boards have been flooded with tainted comments with little to no viable answers. An information page, or better yet a blog post allowing for visitor posting would be absolutely fantastic for this site. I would love to read valid explanations from your visitors, as I know comments will be informative and respectful. This cannot be done in a public forum. While I am atheist, I have respect for all religions. I do not wish to pose these questions to incite hate. I try to be as honest as I can while respecting the beliefs of others. Please allow me to keep my email from the missionaries. I want to learn all I can from the people that visit the website. If you have trepidation about posing the questions as a blog post I would appreciate any response with a clarification on:
Why proxy baptisms are done?; How many people have been proxy baptized?; How many people are baptized at once?; Is a proxy baptism kept separate from other Mormon baptisms? If so Why?; Who chooses the proxy? How?; and, Would I be allowed to attend a family members proxy baptism? These are just a few of the questions I have asked on public forums to no avail. I am not writing a paper. I do not work in journalism. I have no ulterior motive. I am inquisitive. Thank you for your time. I anxiously await your response.