Yes they should be able to favor one religion in a divorce dispute
Each parent should be allowed to expose the child to their respective faiths
The court should butt out of disputes of a religious nature
The parents should have thought of this ahead of time.
Other, please explain
Last edited by LiveUninhibited; 05-04-10 at 04:45 AM.
Update...Joseph Reyes pleaded not guilty for allegedly violating a court order issued by Chicago family law Judge Edward R. Jordan who had barred Reyes from taking his 3-year-old daughter to church following a dispute over religion with his estranged wife. Reyes' wife, Rebecca Reyes, is Jewish.
Reyes, a veteran of the Afghan war, made a motion to have his contempt charges heard by a different judge, a motion that was granted. He was arraigned before Judge Elizabeth Loredo-Rivera.
If found guilty of indirect criminal contempt, Reyes could be sentenced to up to six months in jail.
Source: Chicago Breaking NewsJudge won't toss contempt charge against dad who took daughter to Mass
May 7, 2010
A Cook County judge has ruled that a father must stand trial for contempt after taking his daughter to Mass at a Roman Catholic church, defying a court order that barred him from exposing the 3-year-old to any "non-Jewish" religious activity.
His lawyer, Joel Brodsky, filed a motion to dismiss the contempt charge arguing the order was "too vague to determine what constitutes exposing Ela Reyes to any religion other than the Jewish religion," and that "the court cannot decide what constitutes the Jewish religion."
Associate Judge Elizabeth Loredo-Rivera said courts in Illinois can "adjudicate religious disputes, in the best interest of the child."
"That's a scary sentence," Brodsky said. "This decision from a religious perspective is a direct assault on the First Amendment."
The restrictions on Reyes' church attendance with his daughter ended when the divorce was ruled upon last month. That ruling permitting Reyes to take his daughter to church services during his visitation time and granting visitation on Christmas and Easter.
Although a Divorce Court decree allows Joseph Reyes a religious relationship with his daughter, a judge has now ruled that Reyes must stand trial for contempt of court (violating the original court injunction).
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Now that is truly, truly stupid. Talk about wasting tax-payer money on a ridiculous case.A Cook County judge has ruled that a father must stand trial for contempt after taking his daughter to Mass at a Roman Catholic church, defying a court order that barred him from exposing the 3-year-old to any "non-Jewish" religious activity.
There may well be a "contempt of court" case here to answer but how would it (as this is a child law case after all) be in the child's interests for the father to serve any sentence from this case and thus the child lose contact with her father?
Not that I'm saying fathers shouldn't go to prison if they are guilty of a serious crime but this case is supposedly about a child's best interests...
Cook county has serious judicial corruption issues. The Federal Department of Justice needs to step in and start removing these corrupt ass-hat judges from the bench and the practice of law.