Thursday, May 26, 2005

This is Bizarre

Apparently a couple are being forbidden to teach their child Wicca as part of a divorce decree.
The strange thing is that this is that apparently both parents are Wiccans, so it is not at all clear who is objecting to the kid becoming a Wiccan. I mean, if one parent were a Wiccan and the other an Evnagelical Christian, I could see where there would be some troubles in trying to determine what they should teach the child, as the parents' beliefs are diametrically opposed. But when there is no disagreement between the parents, this type of move is difficult to understand.

As best as I can tell, the problem is that they sent their kid to a parochial school. But it seems to me that in that case, the solution should be worked out between the parents and the school; if the school cannot tolerate Wicca, it should be allowed to simply refuse to allow the student to enroll. If it requires the student to say prayers that the parents find offensive, they should remove him from the school and take him somewhere else. If neither the school nor the parents have a problem with the cognitive dissonance between a kid being taught both Catholicism and Wicca, then the government should stay the #$*&& out.

There has to be something here that I am missing.

Thanx and a tip o' the hat to Volokh.

That is all.

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