View Poll Results: Should a divorce court be able to forbid one parent to take a child to church?

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  • Yes they should be able to favor one religion in a divorce dispute

    13 20.00%
  • Each parent should be allowed to expose the child to their respective faiths

    26 40.00%
  • The court should butt out of disputes of a religious nature

    18 27.69%
  • The parents should have thought of this ahead of time.

    4 6.15%
  • Other, please explain

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    Re: Should a divorce court be able to forbid one parent to take a child to church?

    As long as the church isn't harming the child or considered by a law a cult(defined as a church that goes out of it's way to harm other people) The 1st amendment says no.

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    Re: Should a divorce court be able to forbid one parent to take a child to church?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Exactly. The child has become a stick for each parent to beat the other with. Damn shame.
    Hence the involvement of the court.
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    Re: Should a divorce court be able to forbid one parent to take a child to church?

    Just be glad it is not up to me, divorce fans. I would insist that once married, it would be, "until death do us part". ---that would put a stop to all this "two years, and I'm off to the next guy" crapola. People make poor decisions, and the Children suffer.
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    Re: Should a divorce court be able to forbid one parent to take a child to church?

    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck View Post
    Hence the involvement of the court.
    What I can't figure out is why the judge ordered him not to expose the child to any religion other than Jewish. It makes no sense to me, but since I don't know the whole story, I am perplexed.
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    Re: Should a divorce court be able to forbid one parent to take a child to church?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    People make poor decisions, and the Children suffer.
    That seems to be the theme of much of our society these days.
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    Re: Should a divorce court be able to forbid one parent to take a child to church?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    What's your opinion? Here's the story:

    Divorce Battle: Joseph Reyes Pleads Not Guilty For Taking Daughter to Church - ABC News

    The parents are getting divorced and the wife is Jewish, the husband Catholic. The mother wants the child raised Jewish, the husband, not previously devout, got the little girl baptized, the mother got a restraining order, yada yada...
    The judge has no business in this matter.It is a blatant violation of the 1st amendment seeing how they are not supposed to make any laws for or against religion. When the wife has the child she can take her to synagogue and when the husband has the child he can take her to a catholic church.
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    Re: Should a divorce court be able to forbid one parent to take a child to church?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    What's your opinion? Here's the story:

    Divorce Battle: Joseph Reyes Pleads Not Guilty For Taking Daughter to Church - ABC News

    The parents are getting divorced and the wife is Jewish, the husband Catholic. The mother wants the child raised Jewish, the husband, not previously devout, got the little girl baptized, the mother got a restraining order, yada yada...
    This is a good example of why I don't support mixed marriages.

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    Re: Should a divorce court be able to forbid one parent to take a child to church?

    If both parents respected the child more, this wouldn't be a problem. Let the kid decide.

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    Re: Should a divorce court be able to forbid one parent to take a child to church?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    If both parents respected the child more, this wouldn't be a problem. Let the kid decide.
    Kids shouldn't be in charge.


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    Re: Should a divorce court be able to forbid one parent to take a child to church?

    BTW, I choose options 2 and 4.

    Yeah the 2 consenting adults should have thought this one out before ****ing up the life of their unconsenting minor, but the court has no business or authority to tell one parents they can't take their child to religious functions.

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