Holy Family Apostolate

for families… by families…

  • Our Lady of Good Counsel

    Our Lady of Good Counsel

  • "The Holy Family of Nazareth is truly the 'prototype" of every Christian family which…is called to carry out the wonderful vocation and mission of being the living cell not only of society but also of the Church, a sign and instrument of unity
    for the entire human race."

    - Pope Benedict XVI

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

  • Advertisements

Regious parents ‘could be criminalised’ under new law

Posted by Joseph on 4 June, 2014

A sweeping parenting law, which may be included in the Queen’s Speech tomorrow, could criminalise parents with strict religious beliefs, a columnist has warned.

The so-called “Cinderella law” would carry a maximum prison sentence of ten years for anyone who deliberately harms a child’s “physical, intellectual, emotional, social or behavioural development”.

Writing in The Times, Libby Purves commented, “we have a record of insouciant, well-meant legal drafting; and once something is enshrined in law it can cause problems either by reckless enforcement or by palpable unenforceability”.

Criminalised

She poses various scenarios which could lead to ordinary parents being criminalised under the proposed legislation.

She asks, “is it not potentially damaging to ‘intellectual development’ to bring up a child in a strict religious belief that daily contradicts the evolutionary science they learn at school?”

“Insisting on music practice or refusing computer games or the wearing of trainers could be cited as evidence of an unhealthy dismissal of a child’s preferences”, she added.

http://www.christian.org.uk/news/religious-parents-could-be-criminalised-under-new-law/

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: