Chicago Man Faces Criminal Trial For Taking Jewish Daughter To Church

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    Rebecca Reyes opened an e-mail from her estranged husband in November to learn to her shock that he had their 3-year-old daughter baptized in the Catholic Church even though she said the couple, in happier times, had agreed to raise her in the Jewish faith.

    What happened over the next few months brought the couple's private battles into the open and raises questions about how far the court system can — or should — go in dictating what faith separated parents teach their children.


    Interfaith divorce: War over child’s religion - chicagotribune.com


    This looks like a doozy!
     
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    Stoopit people.
     
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    He is an idiot, and my question is, how did she get baptised by the church without both parent's approval.

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    I am not Catholic but I coulda swore that was how it was supposed to be.

    My concern actually was the judge saying that the child can only be subjected to the Jewish religion. Sounds wishy washy to me. I also heard on a radio talk show the judge is Jewish. I don't know for sure though.
     
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    I'm a bit torn on the issue. I do see this as crossing the line of sepeation of church and state, but I do not know all of the facts, so it's hard to just come out against the court making this call.

    It should be left to the parents, but if it can't be resolved, where are they to go? Maybe the court should force a mediator to get involved in resolving this issue. I have a problem with a judge making the call.

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    Regardless of her eventual faith, it should not be a criminal matter
     
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    The guy should have known better than to marry a joo.
     
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    I would say that has to do with the local church. It is not a requirement always.....
     
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    Yah, a mediator might be the way to go. Nice shot there. I don't want a judge making that decision either.
     
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    IMO, any parent who wants to play Gotcha with his child's religion just to get back at his spouse is unfit to be a parent.
     

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