I read the news article Quebec girl takes father to court over class trip this morning.
“The dispute began in May when the girl had a disagreement with her stepmother. That prompted the father to forbid the girl to go on a three-day outing with her classmates to celebrate their last year in elementary school. The girl then moved to her mother’s house.”
However, that is not the full story, as Yahoo would have you believe.
“A Quebec father catches his daughter going to a friend’s to access websites he has banned her from viewing at home. On top of that, he finds she is posting inappropriate pictures of herself on the banned site. So he grounds her. Since this is not the girl’s first incident, the father also tells her she cannot go on the year-end, Grade 6 camping trip.” National Post
No wonder the world is in such sorry shape if this is how our judges and courts act. First of all, why in the world would anyone even think this was worthy of a court case? If parents are not allowed to punish or restrict their children’s activities then where do you stop? Shall we let the baby play in the road because he wants to?
“This judge needs to be grounded and sent to her room. A 12-year-old girl violated rules and disobeyed her father. The rules, by the way, were intended to protect the girl from endangering herself on the Internet. In posting pictures of herself on the Internet — on a dating site, for crying out loud — she defied her father and [h]is authority. After going to the court, she got away with it. … America’s parents had better look north and take notice. This judicial atrocity hits very close to home.” Albert Mohler, in Another Chilling Precedent
And you thought things were bad already, just wait.
Malachi 2:2 (ESV) If you will not listen, if you will not take it to heart to give honor to my name, says the Lord of hosts, then I will send the curse upon you and I will curse your blessings. Indeed, I have already cursed them, because you do not lay it to heart.