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Coffee Black



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No God? Sorry. you can't be parents.  Reply with quote  

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,877155,00.html?iid=digg_share

"Inestimable Privilege. In an extraordinary decision, Judge Camarata denied the Burkes' right to the child because of their lack of belief in a Supreme Being. Despite the Burkes' "high moral and ethical standards," he said, the New Jersey state constitution declares that "no person shall be deprived of the inestimable privilege of worshiping Almighty God in a manner agreeable to the dictates of his own conscience." Despite Eleanor Katherine's tender years, he continued, "the child should have the freedom to worship as she sees fit, and not be influenced by prospective parents who do not believe in a Supreme Being."

Discuss . I think this is ridiculous
Post Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:21 am
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mancabbage



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judge should loose their job.
Post Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:26 am
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CriticalTheory_Breakfast



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no fucking way. there has to be more to this story.

the fear of denying the baby the right to "worship whoever she/he wants" based on having parents who are non-believers is a flimsy argument, with the obvious contradictions. Anyone can see why this decision doesn't make sense. There is no way in hell that those people are going to lose their kid.
Post Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:30 am
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mizterie



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"The Law: Can Atheists Be Parents?
Monday, Dec. 07, 1970"


"Last year the Burkes presented their adopted son, David, now 31, with a baby sister, Eleanor Katherine, now 17 months, whom they acquired from the same East Orange agency."

????
Post Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:37 am
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Captiv8



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What kind of distorted parallel universe logic is this judge employing? Sounds like he more or less made an edict against atheism.
Post Sun Aug 23, 2009 9:30 am
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T-Wrex
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mizterie wrote:
Monday, Dec. 07, 1970



We've come a long way... like those slim ass cigarettes from Virginia.
Post Sun Aug 23, 2009 12:05 pm
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Coffee Black



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Maybe I fooked that up? It just popped up on an rss feed today though....strange.
Post Sun Aug 23, 2009 1:17 pm
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Szechwan



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That is some bullshit. Very transparent.
Post Sun Aug 23, 2009 1:19 pm
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futuristxen



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T-Wrex wrote:
mizterie wrote:
Monday, Dec. 07, 1970



We've come a long way... like those slim ass cigarettes from Virginia.


haha. YES
Post Sun Aug 23, 2009 1:33 pm
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T-Wrex
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But there's still a ways to go.

LGBT adoption is still against the law in 6 states... including Michigan.
Post Sun Aug 23, 2009 1:58 pm
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PatrickBateman



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T-Wrex wrote:
But there's still a ways to go.

LGBT adoption is still against the law in 6 states... including Michigan.



Really? only six?

So if your gay, you can adopt a kid in a lot more places then you can get married?
Post Sun Aug 23, 2009 2:15 pm
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T-Wrex
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Well, Wiki said it's legal in 14 states,

The rest is up to judgments/ambiguity?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_adoption
The maps show Michigan is as red as Iran.
Post Sun Aug 23, 2009 2:24 pm
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McTools



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PatrickBateman wrote:
T-Wrex wrote:
But there's still a ways to go.

LGBT adoption is still against the law in 6 states... including Michigan.



Really? only six?

So if your gay, you can adopt a kid in a lot more places then you can get married?


HaHAHa! Good shit patty!
Post Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:35 pm
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