Assuming that his mom is a fit parent, of course. We don’t know that the court didn’t award custody based solely on parental gender.
Agreed, though the prayer was I added my amen to was for the safety of a child caught in an obviously difficult situation. God knows where that child is the safest, and we beseech Him to answer our prayers to keep him or restore this boy to that place.
I’m with you, though: some of these cases where the father is portrayed as a villain is simply a heartbroken dad who is frustrated with the system keeping him away from the child he deeply loves. My heart goes out to and breaks for such fathers and their children.