An Indianapolis father is appealing a Marion County judge's unusual order that prohibits him and his ex-wife from exposing their child to "non-mainstream religious beliefs and rituals."Judges seems to think that they can override the wishes of the parents just because there is a divorce. That is wrong, and ought to be unconstitutional. Parents have the right to raise their kids as they wish, whether they are married or divorced.
The parents practice Wicca, a contemporary pagan religion that emphasizes a balance in nature and reverence for the earth.
Cale J. Bradford, chief judge of the Marion Superior Court, kept the unusual provision in the couple's divorce decree last year over their fierce objections, court records show. The order does not define a mainstream religion.
Thursday, May 26, 2005
Judge tries to control religious upbringing
Another out-of-control family court: