A mum-of-two has been sent to prison after she christened her baby against the father’s wishes.
Kendra Stocks, 36, was jailed for one-week after she took her little girl to be baptised back in 2016.
She and the baby’s dad, Paul Schaaf, had been in a lengthy custody battle that resulted in a third person being given the final decision-making authority on all legal custody decisions – including decisions concerning religion.
However, it’s been reported that Kendra ignored this and baptised her two-year-old daughter the day after the decision.
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Her ex was said to have found out on Facebook after pictures were posted of the ceremony.
The judge said that Ms Stocks “has acted selfishly by depriving father of the ability to be present at an event that was extraordinarily important to him.”
As a result of the breach, Kendra was charged with contempt of court and is now spending a week locked up in Charlotte, North Carolina.
“I’m scared,” Ms Stocks told The Charlotte Observer. “I’m sad about what has happened. I don’t regret having her baptized. That was in her best interest … I don’t see how this is in the best interest of the family. Her father is sending her mother to jail.”
That poor mum. Do you think this is going too far?
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