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Oh HELL I hope the ACLU gets all over this one. If there really wasn't some other reason for the custody change, then there's no WAY that can stand.
Gah! I live in Indiana....
Just be aware these divorces are complicated matters. There got to be something behind this, although I found outrageous.
I do find it a bit refreshing that it's a FOX news cast that seem to take the side of the Agnostic, and pretty much portrais it in his favour, that it's outrageous that a Judge would even consider using lack of belief as a disqualifying parameter in a divorce case.
Local FOX stations aren't really that conservative. Besides corporate ownership, they don't really have that much in common with FOX News at all. Kind of similar to your NBC station's relationship with MSNBC. It's doubtful either your local FOX or NBC stations are fountains of partisan ideology.
Yeah, more evidence of christians being persecuted ... hang on...
In a sane world the mother would lose custody for having delusions of an imaginary sky daddy.
I'd be more worried about the children being brought up to be brainwashed into the largest cult on earth...
A local new report from the area shows the situation to be much more complex; however, insofar as the decision was based on him being an agnostic, I would think he should have a good case for an appeal.Father says his faith cost his custody in The Herald Bulletin
There 's a link to the actual court order from the news story page I gave above. The thing is short and fairly simple: it lists the evidence presented then just gives the decision. The religious stuff is in items 10 and 12. I'm not a lawyer so I don't know if this means that items 10 and 12 were factored into the decision or were just presented to the judge.
I suspect a journalist on the Atheist beat would come up with this item on a slow news day.
Details of a similar family court decision preventing a father from acting Christian around his kids can be found here:http://www.breakpoint.org/commentaries/4769-a-solomonic-decision
<span>Details </span>By Chuck Colson
Well, fine then. If you want to read the actual decision:http://masscases.com/cases/sjc/426/426mass238.html (or, since that appears to be OCRed, more readably at http://www.hgoldstein.com/cases/Zeitler-v-Kendall.htm)Who makes the claim is irrelevant to the truthfulness of the claim. It's simple enough to look these things up if you'd like to question them.