"Since the [adoption] agency endorsed the adoption, the required final approval by a judge was expected to be pro forma. Instead, Superior Court
Judge William Camarata raised the religious issue.
Inestimable Privilege. In an extraordinary decision, Judge Camarata denied the Burkes' right to the child because of their lack of belief in a
Is there anything left that sacred in this country? First we allow the fed to force us
our pockets when we want to go on our vacations, now in some states you cant
marry someone you truly loved if they were the same gender, and now if
you are not religious you are denied from adopting a child? What is wrong with this
Just because you are an Atheist does not mean your any less qualified to raise a
child. What about your religious fanatics that drown their children
because "God" or "Satan" told them or catholic priests that abuse children? Its
totally ludicrous to assume that an antheist cant raise a child, its absolute
discrimination and completely ignores the fact that this country was built on the
concept of SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE.
There are so many issues (Abortion, gay marrage, etc..) that should be up to the
individual but the Government continues to idealized them and turn them into a
religious issue. They incinuate that if we do not use religion as a guide in politics
the fabric of society will fray and corrode into nothing. Our leaders use religion to
perpetuate an agenda based on ignorance and intimidation.
The Government rules by the doctrine: Your eather with us
or against us, and if your against us... well good luck because you'll be labeled as
a "radical" or a "terrorist". This is what you get when you mess with us...
I ask my fellow ATSers what you think about being denied adoption because of
What will it take before people actually express interest in what the government's role is in their life?
What will it take before people speaking their mind? Atheists being sterilized
by the government because they are "unfit" for parenting because they have a lack of belief in a Supreme Being?
What happend to Separation of Church and State??
I think this is a big issue I cant stand when religion leaks into politics.