we have freedom of speech and freedom of religion, however the courts try to stay neutral to making decisions on religion.
My question is this: Which parent decides the child’s religion until the child is of age and knowledg to act upon his own free will?? This is in a case of where the parents are not toghether! The mother has been raising him for ONE way, in the SAME church for 6yrs. Now, after 5yrs of not having any contact w/ the father, he has started to play an active role in raising his son for one year. And now has a “new found” faith for only 2.5 months now. Mother’s religion and teachings are COMPLETELY different from father’s, and he wants to take his son to his church on his weekends; mother, however, prayed, got coaching, etc… and found father’s religion to be a cult!! Said no way, etc…
so, can the courts rule on this?? How would they rule?? Can the church help the mother??
anyone w/ any knowledge is much appreciated. And a quick response is equally appreciated. Mother’s heart is breaking for her baby’s salvation to not be compromised!!