A woman in Charlotte, North Carolina, was put in jail after she was held in contempt of court for baptizing her daughter without the father’s consent.
The two parents had been locked in a custody battle over their daughter, and could never agree to terms on baptizing the girl. Both parents had been warned that they would be jailed if they took their daughter to be baptized, but the mother ignored the warning.
The court documents stated that “the mother has acted selfishly by depriving the father of the ability to be present at an event that was extraordinarily important to him.”
The father, who is an actively practicing Catholic, has ultimately been given the full legal custody of the child.