Court Threatens To Take Woman’s Kids Away Over Confederate Flag

( A New York court of appeals reportedly ordered a mother to remove a rock from her front lawn that was painted with the Confederate Flag. The order requires the women to remove the stone by July 1, or face a child custody hearing.

A court may literally take away an American woman’s child for displaying an historic American flag.

The Albany court told a mother that her child, who is mixed race, could be taken from her unless the rock is removed as the flag displayed on it goes against the child’s best interests.

Since when do courts get to decide how parents raise their children inside of the law? Displaying a Confederate Flag is not illegal.

“Given that the child is of mixed race, it would seem apparent that the presence of the flag is not in the child’s best interests, as the mother must encourage and teach the child to embrace her mixed race identity, rather than thrust her into a world that only makes sense through the tortured lens of cognitive dissonance,” Justice Stanley Prtizker wrote in a ruling.

It followed a 5-0 ruling from 2014 that allowed a couple to retain joint custody of a child born in 2014 – but after the mother, identified as Christie BB in the court filings, testified that she had the rock in a driveway, the judge declared it a “symbol inflaming the already strained relationship between the parties.”

The mother insisted that she has “never used any racial slurs in front of the child or at all,” as if having a Confederate Flag would even indicate that it was a likely thing for a person to do.

But Justice Pritzker insisted that, even while recognizing the First Amendment rights of the woman to have the flag, the continued presence of the rock on her lawn “shall constitute a change in circumstances and Family Court shall factor this into any future best interests analysis.”

Justices Sharon Aarons, Molly Reynolds Fitzgerald, John Egan, and John Colangelo agreed with Pritzker in the ruling.

This is beyond terrifying.