Father loses custody battle due to agnosticism

I often get asked by friends “what’s the big deal about not believing in God?” I happen to live in a fairly secular country where, for the most part, my lack of religious faith isn’t a problem. I think, however, these friends could benefit from travelling to different countries where this isn’t the case.

Turns out you don’t need to go too far to find people’s lives being affected by their lack of faith in a negative way. Craig Scarberry lives in Indianapolis and has 3 kids. Like most divorced dads, he shared custody with his ex-wife. Well, he did, until a judge found out he was an agnostic, and suddenly his time with his kids was cut to only 4 hours a week and every other weekend.

Searching to find out why, he found Judge George Pancol wrote, “the father did not participate in the same religious training as the mother, and noted that the father was agnostic. It goes on to say that when the father considered himself a Christian, the parties were able to communicate relatively effectively.

But surely, you ask, there are secular organizations that could try and help him out in this matter. Well, not so much:

The Indiana Civil Liberties Union says it has not been contacted regarding this case. Scarberry told Fox59 he tried to involve the ICLU but he was told the organization did not intervene in custody matters.

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