Civil disobedience and a custody fight
By Rosemary Schmidt
Regarding Petula Dvorak’s Jan. 8 column, “In a custody battle between two mommies, a little girl is lost”:
Ms. Dvorak’s description of the partly Virginia-based custody battle “between two mommies” was shockingly one-sided. The legal climate that paved the way to same-sex parenthood in this instance created the difficult situation these women and an innocent child now find themselves in. It cannot be painlessly rectified. But people can change their minds about sexual preference when confronted with truth. We all make mistakes. I wouldn’t want to be in Lisa Miller’s shoes, having to decide whether to comply with a law that contradicts God’s laws or suffer the consequences.
I wouldn’t want to be in Janet Jenkins’s shoes, either. I’m sure she, too, loves that child. The laws that set us up for such heart-wrenching tangles are what need to be changed. But for now, what’s a mother to do? I can only tell you what I’d do if I were the biological mother. I’d follow my conscience, even if it required civil disobedience. And I’d work with reckless abandon to get such laws reversed while praying for our country.
I don’t advocate carrying civil disobedience to extremes, but I believe in protecting children. In a society where immorality is sanctioned, a thinking individual’s moral obligation overrides his or her legal obligation in rare cases.
| January 12, 2010; 6:28 PM ET
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