Religion's Role in Custody Battles
Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:58 am
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/wildhunt/2 ... ttles.html
Read more at the source above.A common fear among adherents to minority faiths in the United States is that our beliefs will be used against us in child custody hearings. This is not an imaginary fear, as several modern Pagans have struggled with having their faith being made an issue of in court. I've covered this issue periodically almost since this blog started. From a Wiccan couple barred from teaching their child about Paganism, to the harrowing and bizarre story of Subgenius member Rachel Bevilacqua (aka Rev. Magdalen). Even the mere accusation of adherence to Wicca or modern Paganism is sometimes enough to affect a custody case. In my interview earlier this year with Jen Lepp, founder of the Pagan-owned Internet hosting company DrakNet (now owned by A Small Orange), she made it clear that the company" move to "de-Pagan" itself came because of pressures resulting from a custody case.