atheists, Catholic schools and divorce
A sad story with interesting legal implications-- from Andrew Wolfson in the C-J...
As a practicing Catholic whose eighth-grade son, Michael, has always attended parochial schools, Susan Bisig says it would be best for him to attend St. Xavier High School.
The 144-year-old Catholic secondary school also happens to be Michael's first choice.
But Bisig's ex-husband, David Ryan, an atheist who has joint custody of their 14-year-old son, wants Michael to attend a nonreligious high school.
And he says the Kentucky Constitution is on his side because it says no one shall be "compelled to send his child to any school to which he may be conscientiously opposed."
a.) Once we read that the son wants to choose Xavier, it should be game over.
b.) Ryan's response to this situation may be correlated with his marital troubles.
c.) Even if you're right, it's not always wise to fight. Look at the bigger picture.