Friday, April 07, 2006

Card Games Forbidden

Social Services in Britain have seized a child from his foster parents because his foster father plays poker.

The child's natural mother recently converted to Islam and she told authorities that gambling was against her new-found beliefs. The Foster Care Association, which knew the father played poker professionally when they approved him, told him not to play the game in his own home- when he refused their demands the child was taken from his care.

I'm not sure why the natural mother, who doesn't have custody of the child, can make demands like this on the people raising the boy. Or why they took the boy from his new home to appease her wishes.

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