“Tennessee Mother Faces Possible Jail Time For Baptizing Children,” reads the headline for this story from Charlotte’s CBS affiliate.  The real issue is not baptism, however, but flagrantly breaching a court order:

This week the Tennessee Court of Appeals said Lauren Jarrell must face a criminal contempt hearing for violating a court order that said major decisions regarding the religious upbringing of her two children should be made jointly with her-ex-husband.

The mother and her ex-husband, Blake Jarrell, are both Christian — he’s a Methodist and she’s a Presbyterian.

Court records say the father thought the children should be baptized once they are older. He has asked that his ex-wife be found in criminal contempt for baptizing the children without his knowledge or permission.

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About Damian P.

Lawyer with Bedford Law, Bedford, Nova Scotia.
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  1. Ravi Shanghavi says:

    Thanks for this post, glad to see we’re making progress in Ottawa. -Ravi Shanghavi

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