Church Bars Father From Taking Daughter to Easter Mass

We previously followed the dispute between Joseph Reyes and his ex-wife over the religious upbringing of their daughter, here. The judge in the case has now barred Joseph Reyes from bringing his daughter to Easter mass in a ruling that raises some troubling questions under the first amendment and parental rights.

Without question, Reyes has been begging for sanctions, particularly after he baptized his daughter without the mother’s consent. The mother is raising the 3-year-old girl in the Jewish faith with the support of the Court.

Barring the daughter from attending church with her father is problematic since she can be raised in the Jewish faith but the father can still expose her to his religion. It will be interesting if Reyes challenges this order. His past conduct, however, may cloud the appeal. Absent his past alleged violation of the court order, this would be a promising challenge.

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51 thoughts on “Church Bars Father From Taking Daughter to Easter Mass”

  1. Bryon,

    The Free Market Capitalist or is that Capitolist? Sometimes, my thinking gets confused about the distinction. Suffice it to say, since Tammany Hall no person has been successfully convicted of this charge. ROFLOL.

    Get this, Tammany was named after a Saint.

  2. eniobob:

    that story wasn’t very clear, was it republicans or democrats who were convicted? It actually just made allusions to them being republican but only one specific about the woman who changed her registration. I would like to know why republicans would try and change votes in a heavily republican district. Sounds like a local problem with some greedy pricks wanting to make a bunch of money by selling local elections. But I am still not clear if the were democrats or republicans doing the buying and selling.

  3. It is not the Church that is barring anyone. It is the Court that has done the Ordering. It maybe as simple as a breech of contract in this matter.

  4. Bdaman,

    Thank you and because of my super extraordinary computer skills I had that one figured out. I am kind of like Clark Kent in that aspect.

    Just one weakness and well you know…..

  5. enionbob,

    Thank you and if they can only find the missing boxes from Ohio the last time that the Bush Crime Team stole the election. Maybe it was pay back for when his Granddad lost the election to Wilson because of TRR’s great dislike of him.

    Thanks for the link. And I listen to msnbc as about as much as I do Rush. Not a chance and only if by accident.

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    By The Times-Picayune
    March 26, 2010, 3:11PM
    Federal prosecutors filed misdemeanor charges against four men who were arrested in January after two members of the group posed as telephone repairmen at Sen. Mary Landrieu’s office in New Orleans.

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  7. AY:
    Pete Williams broke that a few minutes ago on msnbc.

    Also one more PSA:

    March 25th, 2010

    [UPDATED] Clay County, KY Election Officials Found Guilty of Election Fraud, Vote Buying
    Convicted high-ranking officials include a circuit court judge, county clerk and school superintendent
    Each face up to 20 years in broad conspiracy that included manipulation of electronic voting machines…
    All eight defendants in Clay County, Kentucky’s election fraud trial have been found guilty today by a federal jury. Six of those eight were high-ranking election officials, including the county clerk, a circuit judge and the school superintendent. The conspirators were charged with having manipulated federal elections in 2002, 2004 and 2006 by buying and selling votes and manipulating electronic voting machines.

  8. Ay follow these simple steps.

    Take what Eniobob stated

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    Copy and paste that in a search engine and click enter.

  9. I still don’t understand how the court can mandate which religion to raise the child.

  10. me too me too….I misread the title. I did remember this case though, from awhile back.
    For me, this, if true, says it all:
    ‘However, Mr. Reyes in fact converted to Judaism upon the birth of his daughter. He claims he was pressured to do so. His estranged wife maintains that the baptism shortly after the couple split up was a “malicious” act aimed at her. This accusation is based on the fact that Mr. Reyes sent her a picture of their daughter’s baptism in the mail.’

  11. PSA:
    james o Keefe to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of breaking into a federal building.

  12. None one ever said that Professor’s were smart or even gifted.

  13. Benj B.

    That is just Prof T’s sly way to get you to read the post and then comment…Works, don’t it?

    (I got the same impression)

  14. John might want to fix the post title – it led me to initially believe that Church officials had banned the daughter from the ceremony for some reason.

    I hope the kid winds up an atheist. 😉

  15. IraqVet

    ” … But, given that this is the USA (by far the most religious First-World country), I’ll be happy if the courts merely to refuse to compel or prohibit the religious expression of any party.”



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