First Amendment reality check

Remember this name: Cale J. Bradford.

He’s the Indiana judge — I am so fumin’ freakin’ mad right now I can barely type — who barred a pair of divorced parents from teaching their son Wiccan religion. You’ll see this story linked all over the blogosphere

In one of those “throw me a bone” moments, I kept looking for some mitigating circumstance like a nasty divorce, an informal arrangement, and a misunderstanding that got out of control. Don’t believe it.

Spare a prayer for Tom Jones, Jr. and Tammie U. Bristol and their son, whose fundamental rights are being steamrolled.

I can’t imagine this ruling will hold, and I hope the Indiana supreme court feeds Bradford to the wolves.

Hat tip to Jason at and ChaliceChick (and not a certain A-list blogger) for the tip.

By Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.

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