8/20/2005

Appeals Court Makes Correct Decision

When I first heard about this case I was dismayed. Back in May 2005, Judge Bradford of Marion County Indiana made the decision to leave in a couple's divorce decree a provision that prohibits him and his ex-wife from exposing their child to "non-mainstream religious beliefs and rituals." The parents are Wiccan. This was a blatant stab at the couples 1st Amendment rights.

However, the Indiana Court of Appeals has voided the judges decision.
The Indiana Court of Appeals has voided a judge's ruling that two Wiccan believers must shield their son from their "non-mainstream" faith.

The appeals court said state law gives a custodial parent authority to determine a child's religious training, although a judge could intervene to prevent physical or emotional harm.WDSU

Most of the time the court system works the way it's supposed too and it is good to see that it gave back these parents their freedom of religion.

2 Comments:

Blogger Mark said...

Scares hell out of me that a judge could trounce on the Constitution like that. Ignorance of Wicca, I suspect, is to blame. Gotta burn the witches, don't ya know???

8:05 AM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

mark,

But most witches are good!! ;)

8:08 AM  

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