[quote="Bluegoat, post:8, topic:239931"]
If I recall correctly, Catholics are allowed to be witnesses for non-Catholic baptisms.
What precisely this would mean to the god-parent and the parents I suppose could vary. Many people are not so much looking for someone specifically to make sure the child becomes a good Lutheran (or whatever) but wants a person who is really concerned for the child's spiritual life and welfare, who will be available to help the child, answer questions and so forth, throughout his life. So even to a Lutheran, a good Catholic who will love the child and be around might seem a better choice than an indifferent Lutheran.
I would have to agree with this. That is why I allowed my Anglican Friends as witnesses. They are from an ultra conservative sect and congregation (their doctrine and services are almost Catholic) Obviously my first preference would always be for my kids to be LCMS with me, but if something happened to me, I'd rather they grow up conservative Anglican, or Catholic rather than a lot of other denominations or nothing at all.