Religious Bigotry Alive & Well
Earlier this week I was going through my swag bag from Scarefest and decided to read this mag I got called Oracle 20/20. It was an interesting read….that is until I got to page 25. It had an article of an email the editor received. The article was a portion of a divorce decree finalized in July 2009. Here is a portion of that divorce decree:
In the Superior Court for the County of Henry
State of Georgia
Mark David Metz, Plaintiff
Lori Ann Metz, Defendant
Civil Action File Number 08CV3843A
Filed July 23, 2009
Judge Brian J. Amero
Page 5 States:
6. Plaintiff is awarded primary physical custody of the minor child, K********. Said child is not to be exposed to the Wiccan religion or the Nerissa Delacroix household and cannot live in a place where the Wiccan religion is practiced. Said child shall be encouraged to spend time with his brother and his mother.
7. Defendant is awarded primary physical custody of the minor child, J******. Said child is not to be exposed to the Wiccan religion or the Nerissa Delacroix household and cannot live in a place where the Wiccan religion is practiced.
8. Plaintiff shall have default decision making authority for non-emergency medical, education and extracurricular activities of the minor child J*********** so long as there is no overlap of Wiccan activities or the Wiccan religion. Defendant shall have default decision making authority for religion for the minor child J*******
Uhm…am I still in the USA? Was this country not founded on FREEDOM OF RELIGION???
Now you know that if this was a slam to Christianity this would be all over the news. So did the rules suddenly change to Freedom of Religion if you beleive in one certain religion? And Wicca is federally recognized as a religion in US. So how can a judge actually make such a ruling in this case? Now I can understand if DSS went into a home and found that the religion was being detrimental to a child’s health (ie emotional/physical/sexual abuse). But as far as my studies on this case have gone, DSS has yet to step foot in someone’s door to determine whether or not there is any such abuse. No, instead the biases of a judge and beleif in outright lies about the religion are being used to make such a ruling!
I am asking my brothers and sisters and any other person who supports Freedom of (and from) Religion to contact the Governor of Georgia and protest this kind of discrimination! If things happen like this repeatedly who knows what our country will be like in the future. It’s not true freedom when the government steps in under false pretenses.