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Monday, May 14, 2012

jail by baptismFaith is both an important and very personal issue for most people.  For parents the question of faith becomes even more challenging when it comes to exposing and educating your children to not only your faith, but also the whole concept of faith so that they can decide for themselves how and what to what believe in.  Now this situation only gets more complicated when you have two parents that have different religious beliefs and approaches to passing their faith on to their children.  This couldn't have been truer than in Knoxville, Tennessee, where a mother is looking at jail time for baptizing her twelve year old boy. 

According to a parenting contract set up between this woman and her ex-husband, parenting decisions had to be agreed to by both parents. The court ultimately ruled that the mother violated that contract when she had her son baptized without properly informing or preparing the father.  The original story is below.

Original article:  Mom ends up in jail after son's baptism