New Jersey judge takes away child from adoptive parents because the parents do not believe in God. Well, okay, so it happened in 1970. Teach me to be knee-jerk.
That’s in line with many laws across the United States. Freedom of religion is not always interpreted as the right to have no religion at all.
So, Ah…..you should maybe check the date on that article. The couple in that article did in fact win their appeal…in 1971.
in the interest of not just being a smartass, I’ll provide some extra detail: the appeal in question. http://www.americanadoptions.com/adoption/article_view/article_id/2435?pg=1
It’s never too late to be outraged.
Yep, what Navy and Great Big Nerd said. Why it came to notice *now*, who knows? (It did show up on Snopes’ discussion forum recently.)
I wish Time had a little bigger date on their archival articles– I found myself going “Wot, no photos or video?” on an article about a British bus driver managing to jump the Tower Bridge gap it was opening as he was already on it) with a DOUBLE-DECKER BUS– then realized the article was from 1953…
GAH! I posted this to Facebook, and had several of my readers repost it immediately. None of us noticed the fucking date stamp.
Yeah. I had the same reaction on both fronts – the outrage and then the facepalming.
sigh. nobody likes america.
Skwid: Yeah, I just posted an outraged link on Twitter, came and read the comments and then deleted the tweet. Hopefully no one noticed…
Ah well. Hopefully that judge is dead by now.
If it makes you feel anybody, Mary Magdalen of the Church of the Subgenius had her son taken away by her ex-husband on the basis that her religious practices were insulting to Christianity. Despite her being a homeowner in Cleveland and her ex-husband, with his history of drinking, living into a trailer out in the middle of nowhere in New York. And this was in the mid-nineties.
Aw geez, Canada invaded Michigan. WTF, Canada?
(Does anyone check dates, anymore?)
You know, that’s the *second* time I’ve seen that particular article link make the rounds in past-dated outrage, and the last was a couple of years ago. I wonder if it’s been circulating all this time, or if two separate times someone came across it in the archives and didn’t realize it was old.
I was just wondering if Chance the gardener had anything at all to do with any of this.
I was ready to get all ACLU on someone, but I did not notice the date until I check these comments. I feel like a dope.
Yeah, but how crazy is it that an article from 1970 is online now.
Yeah.. we had this same “no one checked the date” problem on atheistforums.com when someone posted it this past weekend.
Its still rage worthy, though. I hope that judge got Alzheimer’s.
1971? Pfft. It was still constitutional to deny a person custody of kids because they remarried a black person in early 1984.
Nobody noticed the date? Really? Granted it’s in a light grey font for some reason, but still…
The date popped right out at me. I had about 1 1/2 seconds of rage, followed by “Oh wait…”
It sucked, but it sucked a year before I was born.
Adopted child Seeks emancipation from Christian parents who don’t believe in Halloween, Santa, or the Easter Bunny.
“Send me back!” child pleads.
Ahahaha, try to slander US, will you? Go drink milk from a bag you loony.
Here’s a more recent article.
Good one. I was just about the vomit bile, before the lessons of the past few hours dawned on me and I checked before I ranted. This is what it must feel like to find out your partner has the clap, but you insisted on a condom.
This is the internet. All postings happen in present day.
It’s okay. I still get worked into a frothing frenzy over Oklahoma’s Adoption Invalidation Law (under which, same-sex couples with legally adopted children lost their parental status while within the state of Oklahoma–forcing doctors, police, etc to treat them, legally, as strangers rather than family), and that’s been, what? Two years since the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals put a bullet in it?
Clifford Stoll? Dude, I know him. Well, sort of, I haven’t seen him in well over a decade. He could be a bit pedantic at times, but hey, what geek can’t?
Oh, and while he was way wrong about online retail and the internet replacing newspapers, he had a major point which still holds true about teaching and his statements on politics are probably debatable. I think his biggest failing in that article was not anticipating the coming advances in search engine technology.
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