>>The horrying attitude of most judges and politicians.<<
Before we knee-jerk, reread the article. It appears Dad is an evangelical Christian and Mom is Jewish.
This is REALLY Mom v. Dad - the judge is using the kid’s wishes as a tie-breaker IMHO.
This is REALLY Mom v. Dad - the judge is using the kids wishes as a tie-breaker IMHO.
I must admit I get tired of FReepers who immediately blame "big government" without knowing the facts.
Courts have had to, for hundreds of years, parse between religious convictions of divorced couples' kids. Nothing new, nor "big government"-like about this case. Just rather sad.
Similarly, libertarian-minded folks think if only government "got out of the marriage business," the homosexual-marriage debate would go away.
Such individuals know nothing about the complexities of English law involving marriage--complexities going back hundreds of years.
Baptismal regeneration isn’t as easy to dismiss as many want to assume:
“Corresponding to that, baptism now saves you not the removal of dirt from the flesh, but an appeal to God for a good consciencethrough the resurrection of Jesus Christ...” (1 Peter 3:21, in the New American Standard Bible (widely considered the most literal of English translations))