This Breitbart article addresses the trend of Britons and other Europeans formally renouncing their baptism:
The male nurse said he approached the Church of England to ask it to remove his name. "They said they had sought legal advice and that I should place an announcement in the London Gazette," said Hunt, referring to one of the official journals of record of the British government.
So that's what he did -- his notice of renouncement was published in the Gazette in May 2008 and other Britons have followed suit.
Michael Evans, 66, branded baptising children as "a form of child abuse" -- and said that when he complained to the church where he was christened he was told to contact the European Court of Human Rights.
The Church of England said its official position was not to amend its records. "Renouncing baptism is a matter between the individual and God," a Church spokesman told AFP.
1. When I was thrown out of the ministry, standing before the District Committee of Ordained Ministry, I tore up my baptismal certificate. But I meant that as a formal and symbolic denunciation of the Church, not Christ, as many of these de-baptized people intend.
2. Still, like divorce ceremony liturgies, if de-baptism helps people heal from whatever has hurt them, good for them.
HT: The Corner